20th May 2016

Asian Art 20th May 2016

Page: 1 of 7. Lots: 1 to 60

Sale Catalogue: Page 1



Lot 1: A THAI SANDSTONE BUDDHA HEAD, the coiled hair above a slender stylised face with downcast serene expression, 15th/16th century, 11" (28cm) high Provenance: The collection of the late Major Michael Pitt-Rivers, acquired in the 1950s or 1960s. The collection of the late William Gronow Davis MFH.

Sold For: £1100.00


Lot 2: FOUR THAI BANGCHIANG POTTERY VESSELS including two of stem-bowl form painted with red pigments, 8" (20.3cm) x 6.5" (16.5cm) high; a bowl painted with red pigments, 7.5" (19.5cm) dia. and a thistle-form vase, 5" (12.6cm) high (4) Provenance: The collection of the late Major Michael Pitt-Rivers, acquired in the 1950s or 1960s. The collection of the late William Gronow Davis MFH.

Unsold (Estimate): £300-600


Lot 3: A PAIR OF BURMESE TERRACOTTA VOTIVE STELE, each showing the Buddha seated within an ornate throne, circa 12th century, 7" (17.8cm) high (2) Provenance: The collection of the late Major Michael Pitt-Rivers, acquired in the 1950s or 1960s. The collection of the late William Gronow Davis MFH.

Sold For: £480.00


Lot 4: A PAIR OF FLOOR STANDING SOUTH EAST ASIAN GILT-BRONZE BUDDHIST FIGURES, each holding a bowl and wearing foliate-patterned robes, standing on stepped bases, late 19th/early 20th century, 46.25" (117.5cm) high (2)

Unsold (Estimate): £1000-2000


Lot 5: A KHMER SANDSTONE BUDDHA HEAD, the conical coiled headdress above the face with a warm expression, the pendulous ears with pierced lobes, 12th/13th century, 14" (35.5cm) high Provenance: The collection of the late Major Michael Pitt-Rivers, acquired in the 1950s or 1960s. The collection of the late William Gronow Davis MFH.

Sold For: £2400.00


Lot 6: A THAI BRONZE BUDDHA TORSO wearing simple robes, the waist slightly plump, 16th/17th century, 9.25" (23.5cm) high Provenance: The collection of the late Major Michael Pitt-Rivers, acquired in the 1950s or 1960s. The collection of the late William Gronow Davis MFH.

Sold For: £650.00


Lot 7: TWO THAI BRONZE STANDING BUDDHAS, each with one hand raised and wearing simple robes with a waistband, one figure lacking the head, 16th/17th century, the larger figure 17.75" (45cm) high (2) Provenance: The collection of the late Major Michael Pitt-Rivers, acquired in the 1950s or 1960s. The collection of the late William Gronow Davis MFH.

Sold For: £450.00


Lot 8: A THAI GILT-BRONZE STANDING BUDDHA sensuously modelled and with one hand raised in abhaya mudra, the slender head with pendulous ears and coiled hair, 16th/17th century, 10.5" (26.7cm) high

Sold For: £3200.00


Lot 9: A BURMESE GILT-BRONZE BUDDHA seated in Earth-Touching Mudra, the head with coiled hair and pendulous ears above the body with inlaid robes, 18th/19th century, 22" (56cm) high Provenance: The collection of the late Major Michael Pitt-Rivers, acquired in the 1950s or 1960s. The collection of the late William Gronow Davis MFH.

Sold For: £1400.00


Lot 10: A MASSIVE THAI GILT-BRONZE BUDDHA HAND sensuously modelled with slender digits, probably 16th/17th century, 26" (66cm) long. Provenance: The collection of the late Major Michael Pitt-Rivers, acquired in the 1950s or 1960s. The collection of the late William Gronow Davis MFH.

Sold For: £7500.00


Lot 11: AN INDIAN SANDSTONE MALE TORSO sensuously-modelled with a plump stomach and thighs, wearing a diaphanous dhoti with jewelled girdle, the neck with a floral collar and beaded necklace, the srivatsa in relief on the chest, circa 10th century, 15" (38cm) high Provenance: The collection of the late Major Michael Pitt-Rivers, acquired in the 1950s or 1960s. The collection of the late William Gronow Davis MFH.

Sold For: £5400.00


Lot 12: AN INDIAN STONE STUPA SECTION, the central Earth-Touching Mudra Buddha seated within a recessed niche flanked by registers of smaller figures, probably Pala, 11th century, 13.5" (34.2cm) high Provenance: The collection of the late Major Michael Pitt-Rivers, acquired in the 1950s or 1960s. The collection of the late William Gronow Davis MFH.

Sold For: £2000.00


Lot 13: A CENTRAL INDIAN SANDSTONE FIGURE OF A FEMALE DIVINITY seated in lalitasana, the stylised head with a domed headdress and halo, above the sensuously modelled upper body wearing several necklaces, the eight arms holding various attributes, the base with a lion, circa 12th century, 24" (61cm) high Provenance: The collection of the late Major Michael Pitt-Rivers, acquired in the 1950s or 1960s. The collection of the late William Gronow Davis MFH.

Sold For: £2600.00


Lot 14: AN INDIAN BLACK STONE STELE showing Siva and Parvati embracing above their vehicles below, probably Pala, 10th century, 17.75" (45cm) high Provenance: The collection of the late Major Michael Pitt-Rivers, acquired in the 1950s or 1960s. The collection of the late William Gronow Davis MFH.

Sold For: £6500.00


Lot 15: A FINE GANDHARAN GREY SCHIST BODHISATTVA MAITREYA seated wearing a heavily-pleated robe draped over the left shoulder, the head with a plumed turban above the finely modelled face, the neck area with a collar and amulet necklace with lion-head terminals, 3rd/4th century, 27.25 (69.2cm) high Provenance: The collection of the late Major Michael Pitt-Rivers, acquired in the 1950s or 1960s. The collection of the late William Gronow Davis MFH.

Sold For: £50000.00


Lot 16: TWO INDIAN BRONZE KONDH FIGURES, late 19th/early20th century, one of a lion with its' jaws open, 8" (20.3cm) long; the other of a standing tribesman, 11" (28cm) high (2) Purchased from Christie's South Kensington, 29th October 1998.

Sold For: £200.00


Lot 17: A PERSIAN OR SOUTH EAST ASIAN GILT-COPPER OCTAGONAL PLAQUE, the centre area with numerous entwined creatures within a border of lions and mythical birds, early 20th century, 25.75" (65.5cm) across Provenance: The collection of the late William Gronow Davis MFH.

Unsold (Estimate): £200-400


Lot 18: A LARGE BURMESE SILVER BOWL modelled in relief with a continuous procession of figures and animals, late 19th/early 20th century, 11.75" (30cm) dia.

Sold For: £750.00


Lot 19: AN INDIAN BRONZE DEVOTION PLAQUE showing a four-armed deity holding a sword and other attributes, with two smaller figures below, 18th/19th century, 8.25" (21cm) high

Sold For: £90.00


Lot 20: TWO INDIAN ROCK CRYSTAL GANESH FIGURES, the larger example 4.5" (11.4cm) high (2) Provenance: The collection of the late William Gronow Davis MFH.

Sold For: £300.00


Lot 21: A LACQUER-DECORATED STAFF, probably Indian, decorated with registers of foliate and geometric motifs, late 19th/early 20th century, 50" (127cm) long

Unsold (Estimate): £100-200


Lot 22: A SMALL EASTERN ROUNDED POT, probably Faturan, of plain form with a metal finial, 2.25" (5.7cm) high

Unsold (Estimate): £100-200


Lot 23: A SAFAVID BLUE AND WHITE KRAAK-STYLE DEEP BOWL, the central well decorated with a bird, surrounded by multiple panels to the interior and exterior showing landscape scenes, 17th century, 11.5" (29cm) dia.

Unsold (Estimate): £500-1000


Lot 24: A QAJAR POLYCHROME OCTAGONAL TILE showing a figure hunting deer on horseback in a landscape, within a foliate border, 19th century, 15" (38cm) across

Sold For: £500.00


Lot 25: AN IZNIK STYLE TULIP VASE, the neck surrounded by four further openings, the ovoid body with floral decoration, 17th/19th century, 10" (25.4cm) high

Sold For: £380.00


Lot 26: TWELVE INDIAN MINIATURE TOPOGRAPHICAL PICTURES showing the Taj Mahal, Kalab Pillar, Golden Temple, Abbirs Tomb and other views, 19th century, each 1.25" (3.2cm) wide, framed as a set

Unsold (Estimate): £500-1000


Lot 27: FOUR INDIAN MINIATURE PICTURES, 19th century, the central two of topographical subject with portraits above and below, the largest 6" (15.2cm) long, framed as a set

Sold For: £1300.00


Lot 28: A MUGHAL STYLE ROCK CRYSTAL DAGGER HANDLE of scroll form with foliate decoration, 19th century, 5" (12.7cm) long

Unsold (Estimate): £500-1000


Lot 29: A RARE SYRIO-PALESTINIAN ICON showing St. Antony of the Desert standing beside a tree in a landscape, with an Arabic inscription, painted on a wooden panel, 19th century, 13" (33cm) x 9.5" (24cm), within a moulded frame Provenance: Private collection, Herefordshire. Syrian icons are exceptionally rare, even more so now due to the destruction of so many religious sites in the country in its' recent history.

Unsold (Estimate): £2000-4000


Lot 30: AN INDIAN IVORY MUGHAL STYLE COURT SCENE showing two female dancers before a seated prince surrounded by musicians and further figures, late 19th/early 20th century, 9" (23cm) long Provenance: Acquired by Major General Percy Carr White (1865-1934) of the Indian Army, and thence by descent.

Unsold (Estimate): £2000-3000


Lot 31: PROVINCIAL MUGHAL ARTIST, late 18th century Noblemen witnessing an elephant fight from a palace balcony, gouache on paper, 9" (23cm) x 7.5" (19cm) Provenance: Gifted to the vendor's grandmother by Brigadier Jack Gannon of the Indian Army.

Unsold (Estimate): £300-600


Lot 32: A THAI GILT-BRONZE STANDING BUDDHA with triangulated robe and pendant waistband, 16th/17th century, 8.75" (22.2cm) high

Unsold (Estimate): £200-400


Lot 33: A SOUTHEAST ASIAN GILTWOOD GUARDIAN FIGURE crouched low with arms raised and a ferocious expression, late 19th / early 20th century, 9" (22.8cm) high

Sold For: £200.00


Lot 34: A GANDHARAN SCHIST HAND FRAGMENT, probably from a Buddha or bodhisattva, 3rd/4th century, 8.25" (21cm) long

Unsold (Estimate): £200-400


Lot 35: A CHINESE WUCAI "BOYS" VASE of baluster form, decorated with five boys playing in a landscape, with foliate and lappet bands above, Chongzhen, 5.5" (14cm) high Provenance: The collection of Lieutenant Colonel Terence Parsons (b.1933).

Sold For: £450.00


Lot 36: A CHINESE WUCAI OVOID JAR decorated with panels of figures beneath a lappet band, Chongzhen, 8" (20.4cm) dia. Provenance: The collection of Lieutenant Colonel Terence Parsons (b.1933)

Sold For: £900.00


Lot 37: TWO SMALL CHINESE WUCAI VASES, Chongzhen, one decorated with buddhistic lions among flowers, 4.25" (10.8cm) high; the other with prunus, 5.5" (14cm) high (2) Provenance: The collection of Lieutenant Colonel Terence Parsons (b.1933)

Sold For: £320.00


Lot 38: A CHINESE WUCAI OVOID JAR decorated with a narrative scene showing a dignitary riding a kylin with attendants in a landscape, Chongzhen, 8.5" (21.5cm) high Provenance: The collection of Lieutenant Colonel Terence Parsons (b.1933).

Sold For: £420.00


Lot 39: A CHINESE WUCAI BALUSTER VASE decorated with buddhistic lions amongst flowers and foliage, Chongzhen, 6.5" (16.5cm) high Provenance: The collection of Lieutenant Colonel Terence Parsons (b.1933).

Sold For: £260.00


Lot 40: TWO SIMILAR CHINESE WUCAI 'NARRATIVE' VASES decorated with figures in garden landscapes, Chongzhen, 6.25" (16cm) high, with pierced wooden covers (2) Provenance: The collection of Lieutenant Colonel Terence Parsons (b.1933).

Sold For: £1900.00


Lot 41: A CHINESE WUCAI COVERED JAR, the rounded body decorated with a narrative scene showing two ladies on a balcony with male figures beside, Chongzhen, 7.25" (18.5cm) high Provenance: The collection of Lieutenant Colonel Terence Parsons (b.1933).

Sold For: £3400.00


Lot 42: A LARGE CHINESE WUCAI 'NARRATIVE' JAR, the rounded tapering body decorated with figures in a garden landscape watching children playing, Chongzhen, 13" (33cm) high, with pierced wooden cover. Provenance: The collection of Lieutenant Colonel Terence Parsons (b.1933).

Sold For: £1800.00


Lot 43: A CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE 'NARRATIVE' ROUNDEL showing an official with two attendants beneath a heavenly scene with three female Immortals amongst clouds, within a diaper border, Kangxi, 8.75" (22.2cm) dia.

Sold For: £2200.00


Lot 44: A CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE 'NARRATIVE' ROUNDEL showing numerous figures on opposing sides of an interior, Kangxi, 8.75" (22.2cm) dia.

Sold For: £2200.00


Lot 45: A CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE ROUNDEL showing a bird and butterflies amongst flowers, Kangxi, 8.75" (22.2cm dia.)

Sold For: £1800.00


Lot 46: THREE CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE SAUCER DISHES decorated with narrative figure scenes, Kangxi, 8.5" (21.5cm) dia. (3)

Sold For: £1400.00


Lot 47: A LARGE JAPANESE ARITA BLUE AND WHITE 'VOC' CHARGER, the central well with the monogram of the Dutch East India Company surrounded by a ho-ho bird amongst blossoming flowers, within a conforming panelled border, 17th century, 14.25" (36.2cm) dia. Dishes of this type bearing the 'VOC' monogram are thought to have been commissioned for officers and staff of the Dutch East India Company. As a group they are relatively scarce and the present lot is of the larger scarce type within the group. This, combined with its' provenance, make it an exciting discovery. Provenance: Almost certainly Lieutenant Jan Christoffel Scharff of the Dutch East India Company, and thence by descent within the de Saram family.

Sold For: £6000.00


Lot 48: A JAPANESE ARITA BLUE AND WHITE BOWL, the exterior decorated with five scholars in a woodland landscape, the interior with a central figure roundel within a celadon cavetto, 18th century, 10" (25.4cm) dia.

Unsold (Estimate): £300-600


Lot 49: THREE JAPANESE ARITA BLUE AND WHITE/CELADON DISHES, 18th century, the largest with a gilt foliate border and flower decoration, with faux-Chinese marks, 9" (22.8cm) dia; another similar dish with foliate border and faux-Chinese marks, 8.25" (21cm) dia.; and another smaller dish, 7.75" (19.5cm) dia. (3)

Unsold (Estimate): £200-400


Lot 50: A LARGE CHINESE IMARI COVERED JAR of baluster form, decorated with phoenix amongst blossoming foliage, Qing, 18th century, 23" (58.5cm) high

Sold For: £1300.00


Lot 51: A LARGE JAPANESE IMARI FACETED VASE, the hexagonal top above the body moulded in relief with alternating panels, 18th/19th century, 18.25" (46.3cm) high Provenance: The collection of Lieutenant Colonel Terence Parsons (b.1933).

Unsold (Estimate): £150-300


Lot 52: A SET OF TEN JAPANESE IMARI FOOTED PLATES decorated with flowers and foliage, with faux-Chinese marks, 18th/19th century, 9.5" (24.2cm) dia. (10)

Unsold (Estimate): £500-1000


Lot 53: A JAPANESE ARITA VASE enamelled with flowers in green and red imitating Chinese wucai, 17th/18th century, 6.5" (16.5cm) high

Unsold (Estimate): £200-400


Lot 54: A CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE 'NARRATIVE' CHARGER showing a dignitary on horseback with attendants on a rocky outcrop, Kangxi, 13.5" (34.3cm) dia. Provenance: The collection of Lieutenant Colonel Terence Parsons (b.1933).

Sold For: £3000.00


Lot 55: A CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE CHARGER decorated with five magpies amongst prunus blossom, Kangxi, 13.75" (35cm) dia. Provenance: The collection of Lieutenant Colonel Terence Parsons (b.1933).

Sold For: £1800.00


Lot 56: A CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE CHARGER decorated with two opposing dragons, Chenghua mark, Kangxi, 13.75" (35cm) dia. Provenance: The collection of Lieutenant Colonel Terence Parsons (b.1933).

Sold For: £1400.00


Lot 57: A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE BOWL of rounded form with an everted rim, decorated with flowers and scrolling foliage, Shunzi, 7.25" (18.4cm) dia.

Sold For: £1900.00


Lot 58: A CHINESE SHONZUI STYLE SAUCER DISH decorated with prunus within an alternating diaper and bamboo border, Chenghua mark, 17th century, 6" (15.2cm) dia.

Sold For: £220.00


Lot 59: A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE 'VAN FRYTOM' STYLE PLATE decorated with a Dutch landscape scene within a scroll border, 18th century, 7.75" (19.7cm) dia. The scene depicted here probably derives from a 1709 print of Gothenburg.

Sold For: £150.00


Lot 60: A JAPANESE HIRADO BLUE AND WHITE HEXAGONAL IKEBANA STAND decorated with flowers and foliage, Meiji-Taisho, 7" (17.7cm) across; and a similar box in the form of a sailing vessel, 10.5" (26.6cm) lonmg (2)

Unsold (Estimate): £200-400


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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