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A JAPANESE LACQUER SAGEJUBAKO (PORTABLE PICNIC SET), LATE EDO / MEIJI PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY
the shaped oblong frame with silver handle and shelves to the top section, below to one side a rectangular four-tiered box and lid, lacquered on the exterior with various geometric grounds with foliate or bird motif mons, the cover with a mandarin duck perched on rocks above a winding stream, to the other ...


£800 - £1,200

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A JAPANESE KAKIEMON STYLE BLUE AND WHITE DISH, EDO PERIOD, LATE 17TH CENTURY
painted with a stylised riverine scene including a fisherman beside a pavilion, within a floral and leaf border, scalloped rim, underside with trailing foliate scrolls
32cm diameter


£600 - £900

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A JAPANESE ARITA VASE, EDO PERIOD, LATE 17TH CENTURY
ovoid, painted with two panels each of a dragon amid cloud scrolls, with flowers between and formal borders above
29.5cm high


£500 - £700

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A CHINESE FLAMBE CENSER, QING DYNASTY, PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY
bombé form, applied lion-head masks, the exterior covered in a deep red glaze, the interior with a crazed blue tinted glaze
24cm diameter


£200 - £300

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A CHINESE FLAMBE VASE, QING DYNASTY, PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY
of slender ovoid form beneath a waisted neck and everted rim, covered in a deep red glaze
57cm high, restoration


£200 - £300

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A CHINESE POTTERY LARGE JAR, 20TH CENTURY
painted in Cizhou brown monochrome style with four barbed panels of figures in landscapes
36cm high


£80 - £120

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A PAIR OF CHINESE CELADON GLAZED PORCELAIN VASES, 19TH CENTURY
double gourd form beneath slender slightly waited necks, the bulbous lower body of each incised with curved ribbing
20cm high


£100 - £150

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A CHINESE WHITE GLAZED PORCELAIN VASE, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
baluster, the waisted neck applied each side with a Buddhist lion and cub, the shoulders applied with four clambering chilong
47.5cm high


£100 - £150

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A CHINESE PORCELAIN SAUCER DISH, YONGZHENG MARK AND PROBABLY OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
the rounded sides supported on a short foot, the outer sides faintly incised with lingzhi and leafy tendrils under a celadon green glaze, the interior and underside left white, underside inscribed in underglaze blue with the six character reign mark within a double circle
15cm diameter
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£6,000 - £8,000

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A CHINESE PORCELAIN SAUCER DISH, YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD, 1723-1735
the rounded sides supported on a short foot, the outer sides covered in a copper-red glaze, the interior and underside left white, underside inscribed in underglaze blue with the six character reign mark within a double circle
15cm diameter
Provenance: acquired circa 1955 by Francesco Genova (Venice 1899-1962), thought ...


£4,000 - £6,000

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A CHINESE YELLOW GROUND PORCELAIN BOWL, KANGXI MARK AND PROBABLY OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
the deep rounded sides below a slightly everted rim, on a rim foot, covered in a yellow glaze, underside with six character mark within double circles and printed paper label 'B. and V. Lake Collection' numbered 82 in ink
16cm diameter


£200 - £300

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A CHINESE POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE TRAINER, PROBABLY LUOYANG, HENAN PROVINCE, TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
modelled with arms outstretched, one hand clenched, the other with open palm standing with one knee bent on an oblong base, with wood stand
36cm high, restoration and some minor losses
(2)
A similarly posed unglazed figure accompanied by a dancing horse may be seen at the City Museum, ...


£400 - £600

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A PAIR OF CHINESE SANCAI GLAZED POTTERY FIGURES OF ATTENDANTS, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
standing in long robes on a hexagonal bases, one holding a bowl, the other a tablet, glazed in green and ochre with separate unglazed heads
46 and 48cm high


£300 - £400

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A CHINESE 'LONGQUAN' CELADON LARGE DISH, MING DYNASTY, 15TH CENTURY
centrally incised with flowering peony, with plain steep sides and everted rim, covered in a celadon glaze excepting a russet biscuit firing band to underside, with wood stand
41cm diameter
(2)
Provenance: acquired circa 1955 by Francesco Genova (Venice 1899-1962), thought to have been bought at auction in London; ...


£600 - £800

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A CHINESE 'LONGQUAN' CELADON LARGE DISH, YUAN / MING DYNASTY, 14TH / 15TH CENTURY
centrally decorated with a foliate medallion, fluted sides, covered in a celadon glaze excepting a russet biscuit firing ring to underside, with wood stand
41cm diameter
Provenance: acquired circa 1955 by Francesco Genova (Venice 1899-1962), thought to have been bought at auction in London; thence by family ...


£600 - £900

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TWO CHINESE BROWN SPLASHED 'QINGBAI' FIGURES OF OFFICIALS, SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)
each figure standing on an hexagonal base wearing an official's hat and long draped robe, one holding a tablet against his face, the other with a pig's head, translucent and very pale green coloured glaze with splashes of dark iron-brown
20cm high
(2)


£1,200 - £1,800

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A CHINESE 'LONGQUAN' CELADON LARGE DISH, MING DYNASTY, 15TH CENTURY
centrally incised with a foliate medallion within fluted sides and an everted barbed rim all incised with peony, the underside with a further band of incised peony showing traces of gilding, covered in a celadon glaze excepting a russet biscuit firing ring to underside, with wood stand
43cm diameter
(2)
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£1,000 - £1,500

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A CHINESE 'LONGQUAN' CELADON LARGE DISH, MING DYNASTY, 15TH CENTURY
centrally incised with flowering peony sprays within sides incised with trailing peony to top and bottom, covered in a celadon glaze excepting a russet biscuit wide firing band to underside, with wood stand
48cm diameter
(2)
Provenance: acquired circa 1955 by Francesco Genova (Venice 1899-1962), thought to have been ...


£800 - £1,200

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A CHINESE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESVARA, MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
seated in padmasana with right hand raised holding a willow stem and left hand holding a cup, wearing loosely draped robes open at the chest to reveal a swastika, the face with curly moustache and beard, surmounted by a simple circlet centred by a triangular finial
18.5cm high
Provenance: acquired by the vendor's ...


£4,000 - £6,000

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A CHINESE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN ON A PEDESTAL LOTUS STAND, MING DYNASTY, 16TH / 17TH CENTURY
seated in padmasana balancing a willow stem in the raised right hand and a cup in the left hand, wearing long flowing robes open at the chest to reveal elaborate beaded jewellery and incised with floral scroll at the edges, the head with large earrings and hair in a top-knot behind an elaborate ...


£3,000 - £5,000

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A CHINESE GILT-COPPER AND CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL FIGURE OF BUDAI, QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
typically jovial, seated at 'Royal Ease' clutching beads at his right knee and holding a red sack to his side in his left hand, his blue robe chased with bats amid cloud scrolls, metal base and ceramic filled
13cm high
Provenance: acquired by the vendor's father-in-law, Elias van Duyn de Sparwoude in ...


£500 - £700

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A CHINESE GILT-LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF ANANDA, PROBABLY MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
the luohan standing on a lotus base with serene expression on his face, wearing long robes, his hands in 'anjali mudra'
49cm high


£600 - £900

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A CHINESE BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN, MING DYNASTY, 16TH / 17TH CENTURY
seated padmasana with left hand resting on the knee and right hand raised, with elaborate headdress, on a double lotus base, inscription to reverse
16cm high
The inscription is for the name 'Zhang Fu-ming'


£400 - £600

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A CHINESE BRONZE FIGURE OF A WARRIOR, MING DYNASTY, 16TH / 17TH CENTURY
modelled standing on a rectangular base
17.5cm high


£100 - £200

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A CHINESE CLOISONNE ENAMEL TRAY, CIRCA 1900
the yellow ground worked with two confronting blue dragons chasing a flaming pearl above stylised rocks and waves, the central roundel with three carp swimming on an iron-red ground, the red spandrels and yellow borders foliate filled, the yellow outer sides with Buddhist emblems, with gilt-metal rim and bracket feet
37cm square


£600 - £900

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A CHINESE BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN, MING DYNASTY, DATED 1577
modelled seated on a recumbent Qilin, holding a flaming pearl in her left hand, her right hand raised, with elaborate headdress, on a double lotus base, inscription to reverse of base
35cm high
The inscription has been translated as: Made in Wanli fifth year [ie 1577]. Monk Wan Neng-an.


£1,000 - £1,500

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A CHINESE POLISHED BRONZE 'GU' VASE, 17TH CENTURY
the central bulb with sinuous dragons in high relief, the upper and lower sections cast with two rows of petals
35cm high


£400 - £600

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A CHINESE ARCHAISTIC BRONZE 'HU' VASE, PROBABLY 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
pear-shape, applied with feline mask and ring handles, cast with a band of stylised birds against a leiwen ground above six lappets enclosing taotie masks
34cm high


£300 - £500

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A CHINESE HARDSTONE LARGE MODEL OF A BONSAI FRUITING APPLE TREE, LATE 20TH CENTURY
the leaves and fruits of jade and other hardstones, composite trunk, the gravel topped terracotta base with seven trunk supports
68cm wide


£100 - £200

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A CHINESE LACQUERED GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF THE TANSHOU (RAISED HAND) LUOHAN, PROBABLY LATE 20TH CENTURY
modelled seated, yawning and with arms raised, palms skyward, wearing loose robes
20.5cm high


£150 - £200

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A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE LARGE JARDINIERE, 19TH / 20TH CENTURY
painted with exotic birds amidst prunus and peony blossoms between formal borders
43cm high


£500 - £800

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A SET OF THREE CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE SAUCER DISHES, GUANGXU MARK AND PERIOD, 1875-1908
each painted with three scattered flower sprays beneath a spearhead border, blue six character marks
10.5cm diameter
Provenance: The K.A. Johnson-Hill Collection, Hong Kong


£300 - £500

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A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE LARGE DISH, LATE 19TH / EARLY 20TH CENTURY
enamelled with leafy branches of flowering peony and pomegranate extending to the underside
45cm diameter


£700 - £1,000

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TWO CHINESE PORCELAIN PUNCH BOWLS, QIANLONG, LATE 18TH CENTURY
one Mandarin palette painted with two large figural panels, the other with exterior painted with famille rose enamels of scattered flowers, the interior with tied flowers beneath a foliate and cell pattern border
25.5cm diameter


£200 - £300

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A PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE PLATES, QIANLONG (1736-1795)
each painted with flowering chrysanthemum and peony in a fenced garden, the border painted with three spaced flower sprays, 23cm diameter; together with a set of three famille rose plates, Qianlong, painted with scattered flowers inside a gilt and iron-red spearhead border, 23cm diameter
(5)


£120 - £180

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THREE PIECES OF CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN, GUANGXU MARK AND PERIOD, 1875-1908
a teabowl delicately incised with two dragons chasing flaming pearls beneath a diaper border reserved with flower panels, 7cm diameter, a miniature teabowl painted with flower sprays, 5cm diameter, and a miniature dish painted with a central dragon medallion inside sprays of fruit and flowers, 7cm diameter, all ...


£150 - £250

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A GROUP OF SEVEN CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE DISHES, PROBABLY GUANGXU, 1875-1908
each painted with a bird perched in a branch of flowering chrysanthemum within a spearhead border, blue apocryphal Kangxi four character marks
10cm diameter
Provenance: The K.A. Johnson-Hill Collection, Hong Kong


£300 - £500

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A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE BOWL AND COVER, GUANGXU MARK AND PERIOD, 1875-1908
shallow bowl enamelled with a phoenix and iron-red dragon amid cloud scrolls the cover with two confronting iron-red dragons chasing a flaming pearl amid further cloud scrolls, iron-red six character mark
19cm diameter, chip to bowl rim
Provenance: Christie's, London, 18 April 1996, lot 362; the K.A. Johnson-Hill ...


£100 - £200

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A CHINESE REVERSE GLASS PAINTING OF A MANDARIN, 19TH CENTURY
the young man depicted head and shoulders, fingering the beads of his chain of office, wearing embroidered silk robes and the winter season black felt official's hat with single-eyed peacock feather
moulded wood frame 45cm x 35cm


£150 - £250

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EDGAR GORER AND J.F. BLACKER, 'CHINESE PORCELAIN AND HARDSTONES', VOLS I & II, LONDON, QUARITCH, 1911
two volumes, original gilt decorated cloth, limited edition, number 10 of 1000, numerous coloured illustrations on 254 plates
(2)


£1,200 - £1,800

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A GROUP OF SEVEN CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE SMALL DISHES, GUANGXU MARK AND PERIOD, 1875-1908
each painted with leaves and flowers within a double ring border, blue six character marks
8.5cm diameter
Provenance: The K.A. Johnson-Hill Collection, Hong Kong


£800 - £1,200

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A CHINESE JADE FIGURE OF A LION, 20TH CENTURY
carved in the Ming style, modelled in curled recumbent pose, grey-green tone with cream/yellow/brown inclusions
8.5cm long


£150 - £250

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A CHINESE HARDSTONE MOUNTAIN, 20TH CENTURY
carved in 18th century style with figures amidst pavilions and trees, greenish white tone
17cm high


£400 - £600

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A CHINESE CELADON JADE BIRD AND LINGZHI GROUP
carved and pierced in high relief with a bird perched on a 'lingzhi' spray holding a fruiting spray in its beak, the stone of pale celadon tone
13.5cm long
Lots 44 to 69
Provenance: A Swiss Private Collection of Chinese Jades: sold for the benefit of Mission Bambini.
"Mission Bambini is an independent, non-profit organization, created ...


£400 - £600

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A LARGE CHINESE CELADON JADE 'ARCHAISTIC DRAGON' RUYI SCEPTRE
the ruyi head carved in low relief with a 'taotie' mask, the long curved shaft carved with archaistic scroll work and divided by an oval central section carved in high relief with a dragon with bifurcated tail, the stone of pale celadon tone with caramel inclusions
52cm long
Provenance: Swiss Private Collection of Chinese Jades: ...


£400 - £600

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A CHINESE CARVED CELADON JADE RECUMBENT CAMEL GROUP
carved and pierced with two recumbent camels, their heads turned sharply towards each other, the stone of very pale celadon tone with caramel inclusions
13.5cm wide
Provenance: Swiss Private Collection of Chinese Jades: sold for the benefit of Mission Bambini. See lot .... for further information on the charity.


£600 - £800

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A CHINESE GREEN-GLAZED STONEWARE SEAL
of square tapering form, the face carved with four characters, covered overall save for the seal face with a dark green glaze in imitation of jade, the seal face inscribed 'Xun Jian Zhi Yin' which may be translated as: The Seal of Xun Jian
8cm wide
Provenance: Swiss Private Collection of Chinese Jades: sold for the benefit of Mission Bambini. See ...


£60 - £100

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A CHINESE WHITE JADE 'LINGZHI AND MONKEY' RUYI SCEPTRE
naturalistically carved as a 'lingzhi' with large ruyi head, the curved shaft carved and pierced in high relief with two monkeys and small leafy 'lingzhi' shoots, the stone of creamy-white tone
46.5cm long
Provenance: Swiss Private Collection of Chinese Jades: sold for the benefit of Mission Bambini. See lot 44 for further information ...


£1,500 - £2,500

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