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18th November 2016

Asian Art 18th November 2016

Page: 1 of 5. Lots: 1 to 60

Sale Catalogue: Page 1



Lot 1: A CHINESE YUE CELADON JAR, Six Dynasties (220-589AD) of compressed shape with flared short neck, the lined shoulder with three applied taotie masks, 10.8cm. Ex Bluett label. Also CR & MM Postan label. Also with Robert McPherson, London W8. From the collection of Professor Sir Michael and Lady Cynthia Postan. Included in Bluett's Exhibition "Early Chinese Ceramics from the Postan Collection", November 1972, no. 66. Formerly in the collection of Archibald Dooley Brankston (1911-1941), an important scholar of Chinese ceramics who was in China in the 1930's and published an important book on the subject, "Early Ming Wares of Chingtechan", Henri Vetch, Peking, 1938. It was sold to Professor Grahame Clark, of Peterhouse College, Cambridge, on November 7th 1972, for 320.

Sold For: £1200.00


Lot 2: A XING/DING WARE STYLE JAR AND COVER , the tassel knopped slightly domed cover on a cushion body, 11cm., The interior of the lid shows a pooled glaze of tinted blue indicating a reduction firing typical of wood fired kilns 9-11th centuries

Unsold (Estimate): £2000-3000


Lot 3: TWO SIMILAR DOCUMENTARY CHINESE QINGBAI BOWLS, both dated 1239 or 1299, of plain flared circular form, each with black pigment inscription below the rim, 15.6cm dia. and 15.4cm *Roughly translated as "ji hai liv zhai" (2)

Unsold (Estimate): £800-1500


Lot 4: A CHINESE HAN DYNASTY POTTERY MODEL OF A DWARF with lively pose and tongue sticking out, 45.5cm high.

Sold For: £1800.00


Lot 5: TWO CHINESE HAN DYNASTY GREY POTTERY FIGURES OF DWARF ENTERTAINERS, each holding a drum and drumstick, 34.5cm (2)

Unsold (Estimate): £400-600


Lot 6: A CHINESE GREY POTTERY MODEL OF AN OWL, Han Dynasty, pierced to the head, with hollow body, vestiges of polychromy, 16.8cm

Unsold (Estimate): £100-200


Lot 7: A CHINESE POTTERY MODEL OF A STANDING BOAR, probably Han Dynasty, 11cm high x 17cm long

Sold For: £140.00


Lot 8: A CHINESE HAN DYNASTY GREEN GLAZED VASE with cupped neck and incised girdle bands, 36.5cm high

Sold For: £400.00


Lot 9: A HAN DYNASTY LARGE POTTERY VASE of panelled pedestal "metal" form with vestiges of foliate decoration, 65cm high. See British Museum for a similar but smaller example.

Unsold (Estimate): £800-1200


Lot 10: A CHINESE POLYCHROME PAINTED POTTERY RITUAL VESSEL, probably Han Dynasty, decorated with pointed panels and "metal"-inspired panels, with applied taotie lower shoulder handles, 24.7cm high

Unsold (Estimate): £300-500


Lot 11: A CHINESE GREEN GLAZED POTTERY DRAGON WATER SCOOP, Han Dynasty, with waved edge and angled handle, 21.2cm long x 12cm high. Sold with Oxford Authentication Ltd Thermoluminescence Analysis Report, sample no. C102Y40 dated 3 October 2002.

Unsold (Estimate): £300-500


Lot 12: A CHINESE GREEN GLAZED MODEL OF A GRANARY, Han Dyn, with tiled roof over two dragons delineated by raised lines, with tripod zoomorphic feet, 23.5cm

Unsold (Estimate): £400-600


Lot 13: A CHINESE GREEN AND BROWN GLAZED TRIPOD JAR, Han Dynasty, of compressed cushion shape, with upper and lower blended glazes, ridged girdle and lion mask peg feet, 16cm high x 20cm wide

Sold For: £500.00


Lot 14: A CHINESE MUSTARD GLAZED HILL JAR AND COVER, Han Dynasty, of typical form, the body with a frieze of diverse animals, on zoomorphic tripod feet, 24cm

Sold For: £600.00


Lot 15: A CHINESE GREEN GLAZED HILL-VASE, Han Dynasty, of typical form, on tripod zoomorphic feet, 30cm high.

Unsold (Estimate): £1000-1500


Lot 16: A CHINESE GREY POTTERY MODEL OF AN OVEN, probably Han Dynasty, rectangular, the oven opening surrounded by implements and vessels, 20cm high

Unsold (Estimate): £200-400


Lot 17: A CHINESE POTTERY MODEL OF A BULLOCK AND CART, perhaps Tang Dynasty, the cart with domed cover and large wheels, 24.5cm high x 31cm overall

Unsold (Estimate): £300-400


Lot 18: A PAIR OF CHINESE POTTERY MODELS OF COURT DIGNITARIES, perhaps Wei or Tang Dynasty or earlier, crisply modelled and with polychrome detail, 28cm, and 29cm high

Unsold (Estimate): £200-300


Lot 19: A CHINESE APPLE GREEN GLAZED JAR AND LID, probably Tang, with ovoid body, the flat lid with button knop,12cm high.

Sold For: £320.00


Lot 20: A CHINESE STRAW-GLAZED POTTERY JAR, probably Tang Dynasty, 15cm

Unsold (Estimate): £400-600


Lot 21: A CHINESE QINGBAI MODEL OF A GRANARY, Song Dynasty, with mamiform top, pinched shoulder band and door surround, 23cm high.

Unsold (Estimate): £300-500


Lot 22: TWO CHINESE QINGBAI MODELS OF GRANARIES, Song Dynasty, each with 'tiled' roof lids over doors to the bodies, 11cm and 10cm high (2)

Sold For: £160.00


Lot 23: A CHINESE WHITE WARE MODEL OF A GRANARY, perhaps Song Dynasty, on slightly swollen body with a pointed knop, 15cm

Unsold (Estimate): £200-400


Lot 24: A CIZHOU PILLOW, Song Dynasty, of kidney shape painted with a peony spray within incised cartouche, 31cm wide x 15cm high. Provenance: Robert McPherson, London W8.

Unsold (Estimate): £2000-3000


Lot 25: A CIZHOU PILLOW, Song Dynasty, of kidney shape, green glazed and incised with a four line verse, 25.5cm wide x 12cm high.

Unsold (Estimate): £2000-3000


Lot 26: A CIZHOU NECK REST, Song Dynasty, of dumbbell shape, painted with foliate motifs, 25cm high. Provenance: Ex Robert McPherson, London, W8, purchased in the 1990's.

Sold For: £550.00


Lot 27: A CHINESE CIZHOU FIGURAL PILLOW, Song Dynasty, as a recumbent boy with floral chest decoration, holding a lotus flower, 28cm wide x 12cm high. Provenance: R & G McPherson, London.

Sold For: £2000.00


Lot 28: A CHINESE SONG DYNASTY CELADON TWIN FISH DISH sea green glaze, circular, with flat rim, lightly moulded with detailed fish, petallate underside, 11.5cm dia. x 3.2cm high.

Unsold (Estimate): £500-800


Lot 29: A MATCHED PAIR OF CHINESE CELADON TWIN FISH BOWLS, Song Dynasty, each with flat rim and crisply moulded fish, of light sea green colour, one with label of Robert McPherson, London W8.

Sold For: £1800.00


Lot 30: A CHINESE QINGBAI TWIN FISH BOWL, Song Dynasty, of flared circular form with six radiating panels, 18cm dia. x 6cm high.

Sold For: £700.00


Lot 31: A CHINESE QINGBAI TWIN FISH DISH, Song/Yuan Dynasty, 14.4cm dia.

Unsold (Estimate): £300-400


Lot 32: A CHINESE QINGBAI DEEP TWIN FISH & FLOWERS BOWL, Song/Yuan Dynasty, of flared circular form, 61cm high x 15.6cm wide.

Unsold (Estimate): £600-800


Lot 33: A CHINESE QINGBAI FISH HANDLED PICKLE DISH, Song Dynasty, with lively fish tab handle, 9.3cm dia. Ex. Robert McPherson

Sold For: £540.00


Lot 34: A CHINESE QINGBAI CUP AND STAND, Song Dynasty, perhaps Southern Kilns, the cup and stand with incised and combed petal/leaf decoration, the cup 5.8cm high, the stand 12.5cm wide.

Unsold (Estimate): £500-800


Lot 35: A CHINESE QINGBAI JUG, Song Dynasty with cupped neck, strap handle and twin lugs.

Unsold (Estimate): £300-500


Lot 36: A CHINESE QINGBAI BALUSTER VASE, probably Song Dynasty, with broad carved floral waist band over fluting, 24.5cm high.

Sold For: £700.00


Lot 37: A PAIR OF CHINESE QINGBAI FLOWERHEAD MINIATURE BOWLS, Song Dynasty, each of six petalled flared form, 5.8cm dia. Provenance: Ex-Gerald Davison.

Sold For: £1700.00


Lot 38: A CHINESE QINGBAI PEDESTAL CUP, Song Dynasty, with flat rim over knopped style fluted foot, 8.6cm high, and two Yuan miniature wine pots (one with cover), 3cm and 3.5cm high respectively (3)

Unsold (Estimate): £200-400


Lot 39: A CHINESE BLACKWARE SMALL TRIPOD INCENSE BURNER of circular form with two arched rim "lugs", on three pointed feet, 5.5cm high.

Unsold (Estimate): £800-1200


Lot 40: A SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY OLIVE CELADON GLAZED STONEWARE BOWL, Tongdan Kilns, with incised scrolled detail internally, combed vertical lines externally, 15.3cm dia. x 6.5cm high.

Sold For: £420.00


Lot 41: A CHINESE QINGBAI BOX AND COVER, Song Dynasty, the lid moulded with foliage to a ribbed border, 12cm high, a Chinese whiteware small jarlet, Hoi an Hoard, of compressed cushion-shape, plain, 5.5cm and a Chinese celadon glazed small bowl, Yuan/early Ming Dynasty, with fluted flared rim, 12.5cm dia.(3)

Sold For: £100.00


Lot 42: A CHINESE CELADON GLAZED SMALL CIRCULAR DISH, probably Longquan Kilns, Song/Yuan Dynasty, plain, 14.7cm dia..

Unsold (Estimate): £800-1200


Lot 43: A CHINESE OLIVE CELADON CIRCULAR BOWL, Southern Song, externally carved and moulded with tight petals, 14.5cm dia. x 4.2cm high.

Unsold (Estimate): £200-400


Lot 44: A CHINESE TONGAN CELADON BOWL, Song Dynasty, with an olive glaze and combed wriggle motifs internally, 17cm dia. x 7cm high.

Unsold (Estimate): £500-800


Lot 45: A CHINESE HENAN BOWL, probably Song Dynasty, with two rows of brown dab motifs, 19.3cm dia. x 7.8cm high

Unsold (Estimate): £400-600


Lot 46: A HENAN LARGE JAR, Song Dynasty, of compressed cushion shape, painted with three floral flourishes, 21cm high.

Sold For: £900.00


Lot 47: A CHINESE HENAN BOWL, Song Dynasty, decorated internally with five brown streaked motifs, 17cm dia. x 4.8cm high.

Unsold (Estimate): £800-1200


Lot 48: A CHINESE HENAN TEA BOWL, Song Dynasty, with indented rim, 12,5cm dia. x 5.5cm high

Unsold (Estimate): £300-500


Lot 49: A CHINESE CIZHOU WHITE GLAZED AND MOULDED LARGE BOWL , perhaps Song/Yuan Dynasty, decorated with panels of lotus and other flowers, with petal moulded rim, 21cm dia. 7.7cm high

Unsold (Estimate): £200-400


Lot 50: A CHINESE QINGBAI FLUTED PORCELAIN VASE, Song Dynasty, of baluster shape with overall fluted decoration, 21cm.

Sold For: £600.00


Lot 51: TWO JIAN TEABOWLS, Song Dynasty, within associated collapsed saggar, 11cm high.

Unsold (Estimate): £400-600


Lot 52: A JIAN TEABOWL, Song Dynasty, with original saggar, 12cm high. Provenance: Purchased from Danny Ma in 1990's.

Sold For: £550.00


Lot 53: A CHINESE LUSHAN GLAZED JAR, Song Dynasty, of shouldered form, with four phosphatic white splashes to the shoulders, previously with lugs, 21.5cm high.

Unsold (Estimate): £400-600


Lot 54: A CHINESE QINGBAI MEIPING SMALL PANELLED BALUSTER VASE, perhaps Song Dynasty, with reeded neck, lion mask and ring handles, 13.5cm high. Provenance: Ex-Gerald Davison.

Sold For: £280.00


Lot 55: A CHINESE SONG/YUAN DYNASTY PORCELAIN MODEL OF A GRANARY with Qingbai glaze, of typical ovoid form with ripple banded detail, 29cm high.

Unsold (Estimate): £300-500


Lot 56: A MATCHED PAIR OF CHINESE XING WARE PORCELAIN BOWLS of plain circular form, 15cm and 14.8cm dia. * Similar to bowls recovered from the Mesi River, Palambang, Indonesia.

Sold For: £1100.00


Lot 57: A CHINESE CELADON SMALL DISH, Yuan Dynasty, in imitation of Guanware, circular with typical crackled glaze, 11cm dia. x 2.5cm high

Unsold (Estimate): £200-300


Lot 58: A CHINESE OLIVE GREEN CELADON SMALL CIRCULAR BOWL, Yuan Dynasty, with fluted cavetto, 16.5cm dia x 4.5cm high

Unsold (Estimate): £100-200


Lot 59: A YUAN OLIVE CELADON GLAZED STONEWARE BOWL, probably Fujian Kilns, circular with incised scrolled detail internally, with vertical line externally, 16.9cm dia. x 7cm high.

Unsold (Estimate): £250-350


Lot 60: A CHINESE QINGBAI SMALL MOULDED VASE, Yuan Dyn, with flared neck, the body with two phoenix, 15cm high.

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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