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9th May 2013

Asian Fine Art Sale 9th May 2013

Page: 1 of 6. Lots: 1 to 60

Sale Catalogue: Page 1



Lot 1: A 'THUMBPRINT' AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE of tapering ovoid form, the blue-grey stone with white banding and brown inclusions, 1780-1850, domed coral stopper, 2" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 200-400

Sold For: £350.00


Lot 2: A CHALCEDONY DOUBLE-GOURD SNUFF BOTTLE of lavender blue-tones, the lighter stone relief-carved with a leaf and fruit, 1840-1900, amber-coloured stopper, 2.5"Provenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 200-400

Sold For: £240.00


Lot 3: A PALE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE SNUFF BOTTLE of fruit form, the russet areas relief-carved with leaves and butterflies, 1780-1850, 2.5" Provenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 200-400

Sold For: £1400.00


Lot 4: AN AMBER INSIDE-PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE by Ye Xiaosan, of ovoid form with carved mask handles, the interior decorated with mountain landscapes, signed, c.1950-1960, agate stopper, 2.5" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 700-900

Sold For: £6000.00


Lot 5: A CHALCEDONY SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded-rectangular form with mask-carved sides, the abstract brown tones suggesting a figure in movement on one side and a bird's head on the other, c.1850-1900, coral and metal stopper, 2.75" Provenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 200-400

Sold For: £380.00


Lot 6: A LARGE CHALCEDONY SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded-rectangular form with mask-carved shoulders, the brown tones forming a swirling pattern on one side, 1800-1850, metal and coral stopper, 3.5" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 300-600

Sold For: £3800.00


Lot 7: A PEAR-SHAPED CHALCEDONY SNUFF BOTTLE of light brown tones with mask-carved shoulders, 1800-1850, banded stone stopper, 2.5" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 150-300

Sold For: £170.00


Lot 8: A CHALCEDONY SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded form, the dark brown tones suggesting a swirling clouds on one side, 1780-1850, malachite stopper, 2.25" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 200-400

Sold For: £350.00


Lot 9: A SOAPSTONE SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded form with warm brown tones, the shoulders carved with a chilong, 1860-1900, red stone and silver metal stopper, 2.5" high.Provenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 150-300

Sold For: £240.00


Lot 10: A MOSS AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded rectangular form, the fine green inclusions and light brown mottles suspended in a clear ground, 1780-1850, coral and jade stopper, 2.5" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 1000-2000

Sold For: £3800.00


Lot 11: AN INSIDE-PAINTED MOSS AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded rectangular form, decorated on one side with an Immortal riding a tiger with a signature and inscription above, c.1955-1965, hardstone stopper, 2.75" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 250-500

Sold For: £2800.00


Lot 12: A MOSS AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded rectangular form with mask-carved shoulders, the deep green tone with dense mottled brown inclusions on one side, 1800-1850, coral and silver-metal stopper, 3" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 250-500

Sold For: £950.00


Lot 13: A ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded form, carved on each side with butterflies surrounding characters, 1800-1850, coral and metal stopper, 2.5" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 150-300

Sold For: £850.00


Lot 14: A GREEN AND RUSSET JADE SNUFF BOTTLE in the form of a fish with its young, 1860-1910, red stone stopper, 3.25" Provenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 150-300

Sold For: £150.00


Lot 15: A CELADON JADE SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded form carved with archaistic decoration, the stone with russet and white inclusions, 1800-1850, banded onyx and metal stopper, 2.5" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Snuff Bottles and Works of Art.Estimate: 150-300

Sold For: £1100.00


Lot 16: A FINE 'WHITE' JADE SNUFF BOTTLE, the rounded rectangular form tapering gently towards the neck, the stone of good even colour, 2.5" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 3000-6000

Sold For: £7000.00


Lot 17: AN INSIDE-PAINTED SMOKY QUARTZ SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded rectangular form, signed Ye Zhongsan and dated 1926, the exterior carved in light relief with prunus blossom and mountains, the interior painted with boys playing in a landscape, domed green stopper, 2.5" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 400-600

Sold For: £4200.00


Lot 18: A SPINACH JADE SNUFF BOTTLE of ovoid form with darker green vertical striations, 1750-1850, stone-set gilt-metal stopper, 2.75" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 400-600

Sold For: £1800.00


Lot 19: A TURQUOISE SNUFF BOTTLE carved in high-relief with squirrels among vines, 2.5" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 150-300

Sold For: £240.00


Lot 20: A CHALCEDONY SNUFF BOTTLE of ovoid form, the greyish-brown stone with a darker area on one side carved in low-relief as a bird on a branch, 1800-1850, hardstone stopper, 2.25" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 400-600

Sold For: £3500.00


Lot 21: A CHALCEDONY SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded rectangular form, the greyish brown stone with an ochre skin on one side carved in high-relief with a tethered horse beneath the moon, 1800-1850, domed stopper, 2.75" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 200-400

Sold For: £500.00


Lot 22: AN AMBER-COLOURED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded rectangular form, 1880-1910, glass-topped stopper, 2.5" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 200-400

Sold For: £220.00


Lot 23: A CHALCEDONY SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded rectangular form, the amber-coloured stone carved on one side in high-relief with a figure pulling a kylin with auspicious symbols issuing from its mouth, 1800-1850, coral stopper, 3" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 800-1500

Sold For: £4000.00


Lot 24: AN INSIDE-PAINTED CHALCEDONY SNUFF BOTTLE by Ye Shuying, signed, the rounded body of translucent greyish tone with mask-carved shoulders, the interior painted with pandas on one side and white egrets on the other, 20th century, coral stopper, 3" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 600-800

Sold For: £500.00


Lot 25: A REDDISH-BROWN GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded form, 1880-1910, domed green stopper, 3" high; and a blue glass example of narrow form, 2.75" high (2)Provenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Snuff Bottles and Works of Art.Estimate: 150-300

Sold For: £140.00


Lot 26: A GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE IMITATING CHALCEDONY of rounded rectangular form with brown mottles, 1860-1910, domed stopper, 2.25" high; and a purple glass example of rounded form, 1750-1850, glass and metal stopper, 2" high (2)Provenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 150-300


Lot 27: A WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded rectangular form, 1860-1910, hardstone stopper, 2.5" high; and a pear-shaped brown glass example, 1820-1880, 2.75" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 80-160


Lot 28: AN ENAMELLED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE of disc form decorated in polychrome with pheasants among blossoming foliage against a pale celadon ground, the base with traces of an iron-red guyuexuan ('Ancient Moon Pavilion') mark, Yangzhou, 1770-1820, domed stopper with finial, 2.75" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 500-1000

Sold For: £5000.00


Lot 29: A BLUE-OVERLAY CLEAR GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE of narrow form, carved in relief on one side with an egret among flowers and on the other side with bamboo and lingzhi, 1860-1910, domed stopper, 3.25" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 200-400

Sold For: £450.00


Lot 30: A SEPIA-OVERLAY WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE of narrow form, carved in low-relief with a tree house among prunus on one side and a similar scene with a seal on the other, Yangzhou, 1840-1900, domed stopper, 3" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 200-400

Sold For: £1200.00


Lot 31: A RED-OVERLAID WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE of pear shape, carved with two fish, 1800-1850, 2.75" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 400-600


Lot 32: A CELADON GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, the rounded body applied with green leaves and pink flowers, 1880-1920, domed stopper, 2.75" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 150-300

Sold For: £160.00


Lot 33: A RED-OVERLAID GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded form carved with a phoenix among blossoming flowers, 1880-1910, hardstone stopper, 3" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 80-160

Sold For: £190.00


Lot 34: AN INSIDE-PAINTED SMALL SNUFF BOTTLE of waisted tapering form, signed Xue Shaofu, decorated with boys on one side and a figure in a landscape on the other, 1900-1950, domed stopper, 2" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 150-300


Lot 35: AN INSIDE-PAINTED AMBER GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, of waisted tapering form, decorated with swallows among flowers on one side and a mountain landscape with an inscription on the other, 1900-1950, domed stopper, 2.75" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 200-400


Lot 36: AN INSIDE-PAINTED CITRINE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE attributed to Ye Shu Ying, of narrow form with mask-carved shoulders, one side decorated with a bird among pomegranates, the other side with a bird among blossoms, c.1955-1965, domed stopper with metal collar, 3.5" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 300-600


Lot 37: A SMALL INSIDE-PAINTED CITRINE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE attributed to the Ye family, of rounded tapering form, decorated with a cricket on a rocky bank, c.1955, hardstone stopper, 2.25" high; and another example in clear glass decorated with a seated figure, 20th century, 2.25" high (2)Provenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 200-400


Lot 38: AN INSIDE PAINTED BLUE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE of narrow rounded form, decorated with figures in a landscape, signed indistinctly, c.1925, banded hardstone stopper, 3" high; and a smaller example of rounded form decorated with birds and a landscape, 2.25" high (2)Provenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 100-200


Lot 39: AN INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded form, decorated with the Sea King and Dragon King among waves, hardstone stopper, 20th century, 3" high; and a hexagonal example decorated with scenes from the Dream of the Red Chamber, 3" high (2)Provenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 100-200

Sold For: £200.00


Lot 40: AN INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE by Tang Zichuan, signed, of rounded rectangular form decorated with Zhonggui on horseback and a figure in a chariot, c.1910, domed stopper, 2.75" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 400-800

Sold For: £2000.00


Lot 41: AN INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, signed Zhou Leyuan, of rounded rectangular form decorated with a landscape and a bird on a branch among rocks, c.1900-1920, 2.5" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 200-400

Sold For: £3000.00


Lot 42: AN INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE by Tang Zichuan, signed, of rounded rectangular form decorated with figures on horseback in a lanscape, c.1910, 2.75" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 500-1000

Sold For: £2400.00


Lot 43: AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK CRYSTAL DOUBLE SNUFF BOTTLE decorated with fish and mountains on one side and cockerels and a vase on the other, c. 1880-1920, coral and seed pearl stoppers, 2.25" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 300-600

Sold For: £750.00


Lot 44: AN INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded rectangular form, bearing the signature of Ye Zhongsan, decorated with boys and a master, 20th century, domed stopper, 2.5" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 200-400

Sold For: £1800.00


Lot 45: AN INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded rectangular form, signed Li Ping, decorated with kittens and butterflies, 20th century, hardstone stopper with gilt-metal collar, 3" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 150-300

Sold For: £360.00


Lot 46: AN INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE by Bi Rongjiu, signed, of rounded rectangular form decorated with ladies in a mountain landscape, c.1910-1920, domed stopper, 3" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 400-800

Sold For: £450.00


Lot 47: AN INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded rectangular form, bearing the signature of Ye Zhongsan, decorated with boys and a master, 20th century, domed hardstone stopper, 3" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 200-400

Sold For: £4200.00


Lot 48: AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE attributed to Ma Shaoxian, of rounded rectangular form, decorated with figures beside a building and birds among foliage, c.1900-1920, coral and metal stopper, 2.75" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 400-800

Sold For: £400.00


Lot 49: A FINE INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE by Ding Erzhong, of rounded rectangular form, one side decorated with a horse beneath a tree with Erzhong seal and dated 1902, the other side with a mountain landscape and Ding seal, domed stopper with gilt-metal collar, 2.75" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 3000-6000

Sold For: £9000.00


Lot 50: A FINE INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE by Ma Shaoxuan or family, signed and dated first winter month 1900, of rounded rectangular form, decorated with a bird on a branch and an inscription, hardstone stopper, 2.5" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 2000-4000

Sold For: £6000.00


Lot 51: AN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND RED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE of cylinder form, decorated with a figure in a sampan, 1820-1860, coral stopper, 2" high; and another taller example decorated with a dragon, 3" high (2)Provenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 150-300

Sold For: £800.00


Lot 52: A BLACK GROUND PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE of ribbed cylinder form decorated with figures in a garden, Qianlong mark, 1860-1910, pale stopper, 3" high; and a green ground example decorated with a dragon, 3.5" high (2)Provenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 150-300

Sold For: £160.00


Lot 53: A LARGE UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND RED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE of cylinder form decorated with a dragon among cloud scrolls above another dragon amid waves, 1880-1910, disc stopper with metal finial, 5.5" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 150-300

Sold For: £1600.00


Lot 54: THREE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES: one moulded example painted in famille rose with the Immortals, Qianlong mark, 1840-1880, ribbed stopper, 3" high; a rounded example decorated in iron red with Fu dogs, 3" high; and an ovoid example painted in black, red and gilt with the Lohans, 2.5" high (3)Provenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 100-200

Sold For: £750.00


Lot 55: TWO ENAMELLED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES, 20th century, 3" high; a dark blue example with white cranes in flight, 2.25" high; and a blue-ground porcelain example 2.25" high (4)Provenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 80-160

Sold For: £80.00


Lot 56: A TOURMALINE SNUFF BOTTLE of narrow form with panels, matching stopper, 20th century, 2.5" high; and two inside-painted glass snuff bottles (3)Provenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 80-160


Lot 57: A FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE decorated with recessed panels with figures against a pink diaper ground, Daoguang mark, domed stopper with gilt collar, 2.75" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 150-300

Sold For: £200.00


Lot 58: A CELADON GROUND PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE of meiping form, decorated in relief with blue and white butterflies, 1820-1880, patterned stopper, 3.25" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 200-400

Sold For: £900.00


Lot 59: A MOULDED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE decorated in famille rose with ladies and children, Qianlong mark, 1860-1910, carved ivory stopper, 3.25" highProvenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 200-400

Sold For: £1200.00


Lot 60: A LACQUE BURGAUTE SNUFF BOTTLE of ovoid form with shell-inlaid floral decoration and two-character mark, malachite stopper, 20th century, 2.5" high; and another example with geometric decoration, 2" high (2)Provenance: The Anthony Bate Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles and Works of Art. Estimate: 100-200

Sold For: £1800.00


Sale Catalogue: Page 1



Lot 1
A collection of golf clubs

Estimate: £10-20


Lot 2
A 19th century stoneware 'Harvesting' jug and another similar

Estimate: £10-20


Lot 3
A mahogany and mother-of-pearl inlaid mantel clock and a pair of similar candlesticks

Estimate: £40-60


Lot 4
A pair of royal blue cloisonne vases and a similar bowl

Estimate: £20-40

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