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Asian Art, Followed by Antiques, Fine Art & Collectables
Asian Art, Followed by Antiques, Fine Art & Collectables
Lot 1A Chinese Qing dynasty carved cinnabar lacquer box, of circular form, with intricately detailed foliage and flowers on a carved geometric pattern ground, 12 cm diameter
Condition report: some losses to the geometric pattern ground on both the lid and base, losses to the edges (one area in particular, see photo), some light cracking to the black lacquer inside.
Lot 2A Chinese Qing dynasty carved cinnabar lacquer box, of cylindrical form, the lid with intricately detailed blossoming cherry tree on a naturalistic ground, the carved sides of the lid and base designed with a repetitive pattern of the wan character, 5 cm high x 10.8 cm diameter
Condition report: some chips and loss of lacquer to the inner rim of the base (only visible when you open the box), chip to the edge of the black lacquer underneath, no losses to the cover, overall good, no breaks.
Lot 3A pair of Qing dynasty blue and white porcelain lidded vases, 19th century, of baluster shape with Xuande style banding patterns to the collar and base, the body decorated with two four clawed imperial dragons, each 39 cm high x 20 cm diameter
Condition report: pitting to both vases, one vase with deep hairline cracks to the collar rim, the other with one hairline crack to collar rim, wear to bases commensurate with age, overall good.
Lot 4A Japanese Meiji period red lacquer sage jubako (picnic basket) with three octagonal shaped stacking trays with inner black lacquer, the exterior with gilt trailing foliage design, held within a rectangular frame with handle, 43.5 cm high x 39.5 cm wide
Condition report: overall good, some losses of lacquer to the edges and corners, no major breaks, wear commensurate with age.
Lot 5A Chinese export blue and white porcelain meat dish, Qianlong period, of octagonal form with central scene depicting women in a garden with a dog and horse, the border decorated with blossoms on branches and meandering foliage, 45 cm wide x 36 cm high
Condition report: overall good, no breaks or cracks, some light surface wear and minor pitting due to age, a few scuffs and minor chips to edges, wear to underside commensurate with age.
Lot 6A Chinese flambe glazed vase, 18th century or earlier, with bulbous body on a short circular base, the thick glaze with dripping detail to the base, the glaze of red and speckled blue/lilac colour, 21 cm high x 15 cm diameter
Condition report: the mouth has been previously broken and badly restored, the body is in good condition, the base has two large chips to the edges.
Lot 7Three Chinese Kangxi blue and white porcelain plates, of circular form with central scene depicting two women by a river, with a border of meandering floral foliage, the backs with eight Daoist emblems and central six character Kangxi marks, each 21 cm diameter
Condition report: some pitting to the glazes, one has a chip and hairline crack to rim, another has a hairline crack to rim, and the other a chip to rim, no breaks, overall good condition.
Lot 8A large Burmese alabaster sculpture of Buddha Shakyamuni, 18th/19th century, in dhyana asana pose, wearing a painted and gilded monastic robe, his left hand in bhumisparsha mudra (touching earth), seated on a painted padmasana base (lotus) applied with yellow and green glass, 53 cm high x 33 cm wide
Condition report: loss of gilding and paint, some losses to the headpiece, losses to the base (glass mainly), wear commensurate with age, a few nicks to the alabaster.
Lot 9A Japanese carved wood five section inro, 19th century, decorated with deities on dragons amongst clouds, with agate ojime and carved burr wood netsuke, 8.5 cm high
Condition report: the sections are very loose, a few minor chips to the inside of the sections (thin part that slots), no breaks, general wear, surface scratches commensurate with age, overall good.
Lot 11A pair of Japanese miniature Satsuma porcelain vases, late Meiji/Taisho period, of globular form with vignettes depicting figures by a lake, decorated with gilt embellishment and patterns, both with red signatures to underside, 9.5 cm high
Condition report: restoration to the lip of one of the vases, no breaks, a few minor gilt losses, overall good.
Lot 12A Japanese Satsuma porcelain teapot, Meiji/Taisho period, together with a pierced lidded twin handled incense burner by the same maker, each designed with figural vignettes, both wares with Samurai soldiers to one side and Geishas to the other, further decorated with applied gilt embellishment and foliate patterns, with gilt signature to the undersides, tallest 11 cm high
Condition report: the teapot handle has been previously broken and re-glued, the incense burner with one handle previously broken and re-glued, otherwise good, no other breaks.
Lot 13A pair of Japanese Satsuma porcelain koro incense burners, Meiji period, each intricately designed with figural vignettes and detailed red, green and gilt patterns, one missing lid, both signed by the same maker to underside in gilt, 8.6 (lidded one) high x 7.4 cm wide
Condition report: one of the vases with repairs to both handles (re-glued), some gilt loss to both, wear to undersides commensurate with age, no other breaks or cracks.
Lot 14A Japanese Meiji period red lacquer two case inro, decorated with relief flowers to one side and macaque monkey to the other, with mother of pearl and applied gilding, 7.3 cm wide x 5 cm high
Condition report: some loss of gilding, the inside is damaged (see photos), horizontal light crack to the external top lid, wear commensurate with age.
Lot 16A Chinese Republic period paktong bowl and jar, both etched with calligraphy verse flanked with women and children in naturalistic settings, the tea bowl 5 cm high x 7.3 cm wide
Condition report: overall good, no breaks or dents, some surface wear and scratches commensurate with age.
Lot 18A small collection of Chinese porcelain to include an 18th century export enamelled plate, a late Qing dynasty porcelain teapot with blue enamel ground, three 20th century bowls with polychrome enamel foliate decoration to the outside, a Ming style bowl, and a blue and a thick porcelain lidded box with etched calligraphy to the interior, the plate 22.5 cm diameter, the teapot 12.5 cm high
teapot: chips to the inside of the lid, loss of gilding due to age, some loss of enamel, no breaks
plate: some nibbling to the edges, some minor losses of enamel, a 3 cm hairline crack to rim, wear commensurate with age, no breaks
3 bowls: repair to border of largest one, nibbling to edges, pitting, wear
Ming style bowl: 2 chips to rim, stain to rim, chips to base, no breaks
box: crazing to top, some pitting, general wear commensurate with age, no breaks.
Lot 19A pair of Japanese late Meiji period ivory bezique markers, one carved with two geishas preparing tea, the markers detailed with the different tools and ingredients for tea making, the other with two sumo wrestlers in a match, the markers detailed with insects, each 9 cm long
Condition report: overall good, minor loss near the butterfly marker (on the sumo wrestling one), a few surface scratches commensurate with wear and age.
Lot 20A pair of Japanese silver mounted cloisonne vases, late Meiji/early Taisho period, of hexagonal shape, decorated with sprays of chrysanthemums and birds, the silver collar and base stamped with character mark 'Jungin', 15.5 cm high x 8.5 cm diameter
Condition report: some pitting to the enamel, enamel damage to the base of one of the vases (see photos), small dent to the top silver rim on one, surface scratches to both commensurate with age.
Lot 21Two Chinese export Famille rose porcelain plates, 18th century, the central roundel depicting two roosters in a naturalistic setting with flowers, the rim with pomegranates and flowers, 22.8 cm diameter
Condition report: minor chips to edges, (one plate with two larger chips), loss of gilding, minor loss of enamel, some pitting tot he glaze but overall good condition, no breaks, cracks or signs of restoration.
Lot 24A Japanese carved wood netsuke, 19th century, modelled as a rat holding a nut, its tail coiled beneath him, with fine hair texture, the underside with character signature, 4 cm wide
Condition report: the nut may have had an inlaid piece which is missing, minor nicks and surface wear commensurate with age, overall good.
Lot 26A Japanese pressed horn Manju, 19th century, of rectangular form with carved samurai and tiger to one side, and bamboo forest to the other, together with a larger turned wood Manju, 8.5 cm diameter
Condition report: horn manju with vertical crack to either side and horizontal top, the wooden one with surface scratches and patch of burn or other damage.
Lot 29A Japanese carved wood inro, early 20th century, modelled as an aubergine, with red coral beed ojime, 10.5 cm long, together with a lacquer card case with gilt floral decoration to one side, and coins to the other, 12 cm high, and a small red cinnabar lacquer double fish pendant, 6 cm high.
Lot 30A small group of Japanese carved netsukes, to include a carved wooden abalone shell, with textured detail, signed in Kaisho characters, 4.5 cm wide, a carved wooden model of one of the seen gods of fortune, possibly Fukurokuju, sitting in a conch shell, 6 cm wide, a bone empty tortoise shell, and a bone model of a horse
Condition report: the horse is very porous, the empty shell has a small piece broken off underneath, the abalone has the part where the rope would have fastened in broken, otherwise all in good condition with surface scratches and wear due to age.
Lot 31A large Chinese Qing dynasty blue and white porcelain tile, 19th century, depicting mountains, rivers and pavilion with figures walking, all four borders with geometric pattern, 26.4 cm high x 26.7 cm wide
Condition report: some pitting to the glaze, no breaks, overall good, some wear commensurate with age.
Lot 33A pair of Chinese Daoguang period shaped dishes, each with gilt rim and red iron foliate scrolls throughout, the underside with overglazed peach symbol mark, 20 cm wide x 13 cm deep x 6 cm high
Condition report: no signs of restoration, one bowl with chip to top corner, a few other minor chips to both, loss of gilding on both, overall good condition.
Lot 36A late Qing dynasty blue and white porcelain moon flask vase, with central panels either side depicting guardian foo dogs with ball, the underside with four character Kangxi Nian Zhi mark, 30.5 cm high, together with a Chinese cloisonne enamel vase and small canton plate with enamel birds and flowers
Condition report: the moon flask vase: large chip to base, a few other smaller chips to body, no signs of repair.
Lot 40A Chinese late Qing dynasty famille verte charger, decorated with green, yellow and iron enamels depicting foliage, 37 cm diameter, together with a famille verte lidded ginger jar with similar enamel colours depicting children playing and women, reading, 18 cm high x 15 cm diameter
Condition report: the charger has a 1cm chip and hairline crack to rim, another chip to the rim of the base, some firing cracks to the base, pitting to the glaze, no large breaks or restoration.
The jar has pitting to the glaze, but overall good with no breaks..
Lot 41A Chinese turn of the century brass model of a sage on a water buffalo, 22 cm high x 22 cm wide, together with a small 19th century bronze model of a flaming fo dog, 7 cm high x 6 cm wide
Condition report: the brass figure is missing an arm, and possibly an instrument like a flute, there is a repair to the inside of the lid (under the figures right foot). The patina on the fo dog is rubbed in some parts..
Lot 43An 18th century Chinese blue and white Kangxi style plate with central hunting scene and meandering foliage border, the underside with six character mark, 20.7 cm diameter, together with four blue and white export plates/dishes of circular form, 18th century, each between 22 and 23 cm diameter.
Kangxi style plate: large section re-glued on, five chips to rim.
Four plates: some chips to the rims, all plates with a hairline crack, some pitting to the glazes.
Lot 44A Chinese late Qing dynasty blue and white porcelain lamp, of hexagonal shape with four clawed dragons and flaming pearl amongst clouds, the bottom with waves and top with chrysanthemum and other flower frieze, the underside with apocryphal Kangxi underglazed marks, the vase 23 cm high x 19 cm diameter.
Lot 45A 19th century Chinese famille verte bowl on hardwood stand, the bowl with slight everted rim decorated to the interior with applied red and green enamels depicting patterns, fruit roundels and vignettes with flowers and birds, the exterior with iron red and gilt details, bowl 24 cm diameter x 10 cm high, the carved stand 19.5 cm diameter
Condition report: the bowl has no breaks, some light hairline cracks to the centre (only visible on the underside), there is loss of enamel and gilding, some minor pitting. The base has a few cracks but no breaks or missing parts.
Lot 46Two Chinese late 19th century/early 20th century rice paper paintings, depicting an emperor with attendant holding his ruyi sceptre, the other depicting a noblewoman and her attendant, each within black painted frames with gilt inner borders, 32.5 cm high x 20 cm wide
emperor picture: tear from his left elbow up towards the green panel, tear top left of the picture, vertical tear to the emperor's black headpiece and small horizontal tear to his belt. Minor tear to the attendant's headpiece. Vertical tears to the right of the picture.
Other picture: diagonal tear below the attendant's neck, no other main tear, some foxing and stains to the paper, pressed in mark lower left of picture.
Some losses to both frames with surface scratches and wear.
Lot 47A Japanese Meiji period Shibayama inlaid and lacquer display cabinet, with finely carved ivory, mother of pearl and gilt details of figures, birds, monkeys, and flowers throughout, the work signed to two plaques, each cupboard door with black lacquer to the inside with gilt decoration, the bottom with pierced cared dragon apron, 195 cm high x 131 cm wide x 37 cm deep.