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16th November 2017

Asian Art 16th November 2017

Page: 1 of 3. Lots: 50 to 109

Sale Catalogue: Page 1



Lot 50: A CHINESE JADE DISC Neolithic style of the Liangzhu Culture the stone of olive green hue with extremities in creamy white edged with black mottling and a small area of rust-coloured inclusions, with a soft lustrous polish, 10cm dia., on a patinated bronze stand. Provenance: The Collection of the late Jean Claude Ciancimino (1931-2014)

Estimated Price: £500-1000


Lot 51: A CHINESE JADE DISC Neolithic style of the Liangzhu Culture the stone of grey/green tone with darker mottling and striations, with a smoothed down section to the rim, the whole with a subtle polish enhancing the form of the stone, 17cm dia., on a patinated bronze stand. Provenance: The Collection of the late Jean Claude Ciancimino (1931-2014)

Estimated Price: £1000-2000


Lot 52: A CHINESE JADE DISC Neolithic style of the Liangzhu Culture the golden brown stone with celadon and creamy mottling, with a soft lustrous polish, 13.5cm dia., on a patinated bronze stand. Provenance: The Collection of the late Jean Claude Ciancimino (1931-2014)

Estimated Price: £800-1600


Lot 53: AN EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE CHINESE JADE DISC Shang or Western Zhou style  of North West China, formed from four arc-shaped pendants, the stone of a rich grey colour with slight brown mottling and large cloud-shaped patches of celadon edged with creamy white, each arc drilled with two holes, 29cm dia., on a patinated bronze stand. Provenance: The Collection of the late Jean Claude Ciancimino (1931-2014)

Estimated Price: £3000-5000


Lot 54: AN EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE CHINESE JADE DISC Neolithic style, probably North West China the disc formed from six arc-shaped panels in mottled celadon stone with subtle creamy white striations and mottling, each panel secured to the frame with three bronze headed studs, the stone with a soft lustrous polish, 32.5cm dia., on a patinated bronze stand. Provenance: The Collection of the late Jean Claude Ciancimino (1931-2014)

Estimated Price: £4000-7000


Lot 55: A CHINESE JADE CONG Neolithic style of Western China the plain rectangular vessel with a circular top and base, the extensively calcified stone with dark green/grey striations and creamy coloured mottling and other areas of pale biscuit stone, with a smooth matt polish and areas of old damage exposing the rough stone, 26cm high, on a patinated bronze stand This cong belongs to a group usually attributed to Western China and dated between the Neolithic and Western Zhou periods. Similar examples have been excavated from Shang Quancun in Shanxi Province. These relatively plain cong may be compared with jades from Guanghan Sanxingdui in Sichuan Province. Provenance: The Collection of the late Jean Claude Ciancimino (1931-2014)

Estimated Price: £3000-5000


Lot 56: A CHINESE CEREMONIAL JADE BLADE Neolithic style of the Longshan Culture the flared blade of rectangular form with a single hole drilled in the narrow end, the dark grey stone with creamy patches and mottling, with a subtle lustrous polish, 24cm long, on a patinated bronze stand. Provenance: The Collection of the late Jean Claude Ciancimino (1931-2014)

Estimated Price: £1000-2000


Lot 57: A CHINESE CEREMONIAL JADE BLADE Neolithic style of the Longshan Culture the shaped rectangular blade with three pierced holes along the upper edge, the olive green and brown stone with interesting creamy white and darker brown striations and mottling, with a subtle polish, 26cm long , on a patinated bronze stand. Provenance: The Collection of the late Jean Claude Ciancimino (1931-2014)

Estimated Price: £1000-2000


Lot 58: A CHINESE CEREMONIAL JADE BLADE Neolithic style of the Longshan Culture the flared blade of rectangular form with a single hole drilled in the narrow end, the dark grey stone with creamy patches and mottling, with a subtle lustrous polish, 26.5cm high, on a patinated bronze stand. Provenance: The Collection of the late Jean Claude Ciancimino (1931-2014)

Estimated Price: £1000-2000


Lot 59: A LARGE CHINESE CEREMONIAL JADE BLADE Neolithic style the shaped rectangular blade with one large pierced hole and two smaller pierced holes in an irregular pattern, the honey coloured brown stone darkening towards the blade edge and with creamy dark green striations and a large celadon cloud patch towards the centre, the stone with a soft lustrous polish, 38cm long, on a patinated bronze stand. Provenance: The Collection of the late Jean Claude Ciancimino (1931-2014)

Estimated Price: £3000-6000


Lot 60: A MONUMENTAL JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE Neolithic style the slightly tapering rectangular blade with a single pierced hole and the grey stone with large creamy "cloud" inclusions with honey coloured highlights, the stone with a soft lustrous polish, 41cm high, on a patinated bronze stand. Provenance: The Collection of the late Jean Claude Ciancimino (1931-2014)

Estimated Price: £2000-4000


Lot 61: A MONUMENTAL CHINESE JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE Neolithic style of the Longshan or Erlitou cultures the slightly flared rectangular blade with a rounded end and a single circular hole, the dark olive green stone with areas of creamy mottling with dark honey coloured striations, the stone with a soft lustrous polish but with areas along the edges chipped to expose the rough stone, 40.5cm long x 19.5cm wide (maximum) and 1.5cm deep, on a patinated bronze stand. Provenance: The Collection of the late Jean Claude Ciancimino (1931-2014)

Estimated Price: £5000-8000


Lot 62: A CHINESE IVORY CARD CASE carved in relief with numerous figures amidst pavilions and trees, Qing, circa 1820, 11.5cm

Estimated Price: £150-250


Lot 63: A CHINESE IVORY CARD CASE of shaped rectangular form carved on either side with two peach-shaped panels carved with figures in the shade of trees on elegant terraces, the edges carved with leafy scrolls and flowers, Qing, circa 1830, 9.5cm

Estimated Price: £150-250


Lot 64: A CHINESE IVORY LETTER OPENER with finely carved reticulated decoration of stylised florettes within formalised borders, Qing, 35.5cm long

Estimated Price: £50-100


Lot 65: A PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO of peasants with playful monkeys, each with finely stained detail, the bases inset red lacquer signatures, Meiji, 26cm high (2)

Estimated Price: £500-1000


Lot 66: A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO of a drinks vendor, crouching beside a drum-shaped table with finely stained and carved detail, the base with an inset red lacquer seal signature, Meiji, 9cm high

Estimated Price: £150-300


Lot 67: A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO of a farmer carrying a gourd and an axe across his shoulder, with etched and stained detail, the base with an inscription, Meiji, 16cm high, and a "walrus" ivory okimono of a maiden holding a flower aloft, 18cm high (2)

Estimated Price: £200-400


Lot 68: A PAIR OF CHINESE IVORY TEA CANISTERS, each with a circular body divided into six panels carved with branches of blossoming prunus, chrysanthemums and berried flowers within key pattern borders, the shoulders with panels containing flowering branches and the push-on lid with a crouching kylin finial, Qing, probably circa 1820, 15.5cm high Each contained under a glass dome with a giltwood base (2), (together with stands and glass domes)

Estimated Price: £1000-2000


Lot 69: A JAPANESE IVORY TUSK VASE carved with a continuous scene of agricultural workers in the fields beneath a cloud scroll upper border, the lid with a crouching fisherman, with finely stained detail, Meiji, 19.5cm high

Estimated Price: £200-400


Lot 70: A FINE CHINESE IVORY CASKET of canted rectangular form carved in deep relief with numerous figures amidst elegant buildings and in the shade of trees, on four stylised mask and claw feet joined by a pierced and carved apron of flowering tendrils, the interior now lined in velvet, Qing, circa 1820, 27cm wide

Estimated Price: £2000-4000


Lot 71: A CHINESE IVORY GLOVE BOX of rectangular form carved in relief with figures amidst elegant buildings and in the shade of flowering trees and weeping willows, on four stylised mask and claw feet, Qing, circa 1830, 24.5cm wide

Estimated Price: £400-600


Lot 72: A CHINESE IVORY BASKET of lobed circular form with a reticulated body carved and pierced with figures amidst trees and flowering shrubs, with buildings and pavilions, with floral borders and floral finial to the lid, with a conforming overhead handle (damaged and detached), Qing, circa 1800, 22.5cm high

Estimated Price: £200-400


Lot 73: A COLLECTION OF THREE JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO with stained detail, the largest representing a street performer with a playful monkey and an acrobatic child, with inset red lacquer signature, Meiji, 10.5cm, and three "netsuke" (6)

Estimated Price: £100-200


Lot 74: A CHINESE IVORY CARD CASE of rectangular form carved in relief with elegant figures in the shade of trees on pavilion terraces, one side with an oval panel carved with an entwined monogram, Qing, circa 1820, 11cm

Estimated Price: £100-200


Lot 75: A COLLECTION OF CHINESE EXPORT MOTHER OF PEARL COUNTERS, circular and rectangular, finely engraved with figures in landscapes, within pierced foliate borders, Qing, circa 1820, 7cm long x 4.2cm dia. and various (a collection)

Estimated Price: £250-450


Lot 76: A CHINESE SANDALWOOD GLOVE BOX of shaped rectangular form carved in relief with figures in landscapes with trees and pavilions, within fruit and foliate borders, on four compressed disc feet, Qing, circa 1830, 27cm wide

Estimated Price: £150-250


Lot 77: A CHINESE JADE MOUNTAIN in the Qianlong style, carved with figures on rocky promontories, on a rock strewn hillside with gnarled trees and cascading foliage, the stone grey with areas of green mottling, with a high polish, 21cm high

Estimated Price: £300-500


Lot 78: A CHINESE PALE CELADON JADE FIGURE of a woman holding a fan reclining on a large lotus leaf, a cat to one side, the back of the leaf with an area of dark green olive mottling, the stone with an even polish, 12cm Provenance: Deceased Estate, Somerset.

Estimated Price: £200-400


Lot 79: A CHINESE CELADON JADE CARVING of a chilong and fruit, the stone with a soft lustrous polish, 9cm, and a smaller jade of similar form (2)

Estimated Price: £200-400


Lot 80: A CHINESE PEARL CELADON JADE FIGURE OF A DUCK holding a flowering branch across its' back, with stylised plumage, the stone with an even soft lustrous polish, 10cm long Provenance: Deceased Estate, Somerset.

Estimated Price: £1000-2000


Lot 81: A CHINESE BRONZE SCROLL WEIGHT in the form of an Xiezhi, the recumbent beast with well defined mane and beard, probably Ming, 6.8cm

Estimated Price: £300-600


Lot 82: A CHINESE BRONZE SCROLL WEIGHT modelled as a mystical beast holding a flowering branch in its' mouth, the back with a circular aperture, probably Ming, 9cm

Estimated Price: £200-400


Lot 83: A FINE JAPANESE CLOISONNE ENAMEL VASE AND COVER Workshops of Hayashi Kodenji (1831-1915) of rounded square form, the body decorated with flocks of birds in flight on an olive green ground, enclosed by formalised diaper-pattern foliate borders in polychrome, the slightly domed lid with a silver bud finial and decorated with stylised flowering tendrils on an olive green ground, the gilt base signed Meiji, 12cm high Provenance: Deceased Estate, Somerset.

Estimated Price: £2000-4000


Lot 84: A CHINESE CLOISONNÉ VASE of large size, the body decorated with birds amidst chrysanthemums and blossoming branches on a pale blue ground with cellular and key pattern gilt wire decoration, the shoulders, neck and foot with stylised flowers, leafy scrolls, cloud scrolls and bats, probably Jiaqing, 28.25" high. See illustration

Estimated Price: £4000-6000


Lot 85: A PAIR OF CHINESE HARDWOOD STANDS, each rectangular top with a floating panel over a carved frieze with pierced angle brackets, with a full shelf and a half shelf below, with undulating stretchers and key-pattern carved block feet, Qing, 71cm wide x 33cm deep x 77.5cm high

Estimated Price: £1000-2000


Lot 86: A BURMESE CEREMONIAL LACQUER VESSEL and cover, decorated with deities and floral scrollwork within formalised borders, with colourful glass inlay and foliate mounts, the domed lid with a spire finial and the circular base with a pierced band at the junction of the body, 75cm high

Estimated Price: £100-200


Lot 87: A SET OF SIX CHINESE LACQUER PANELS, each with a raised rectangular panel with reentrant corners at the top and base and decorated in shades of gilt, with extensive mountainous landscapes, with figures outside elegant pavilions, trees and various inscriptions, on a black ground, 109.5cm x 36cm wide (6)

Estimated Price: £500-1000


Lot 88: A SET OF SIX CHINESE LACQUER PANELS decorated in shades of gilt and black with birds amidst flowering and blossoming branches, 109.5cm x 36cm wide (6)

Estimated Price: £100-200


Lot 89: A CHINESE HARDWOOD PARTNERS DESK, each pedestal with a floating rectangular panel over an arrangement of six drawers on one side and four on the other, with rectangular panelled cupboards below, 162.5cm wide x 82cm deep

Estimated Price: £500-1000


Lot 90: A GRADUATED SET OF THREE THAI GILT BRONZE BODHISATTVA, each deity standing with palms raised wearing elaborate robes, the larger with polychrome glass and resin inlay, each on a stepped octagonal base, the larger 71cm, the others 44.5cm and 34.5cm respectively (3)

Estimated Price: £400-700


Lot 91: A JAPANESE RED LACQUER PORTABLE SHRINE (Zushi) with a pagoda top over a pair of doors with engraved gilt-metal mounts enclosing a gilt interior with polychrome decorated swags and tassels, Meiji, 28.5cm high

Estimated Price: £100-200


Lot 92: A FINE JAPANESE LACQUER BOX of cushion-shape decorated in shades of gilt and silver with blossoming flowers amidst leaves and spiralling gilt tendrils, the interior with a gilt speckled ground and an old collectors label, Meiji, 6cm dia.

Estimated Price: £150-250


Lot 93: A FINE JAPANESE SILVER INLAID BRONZE BOX of rectangular form, the lid decorated with buildings amidst trees and a snow capped mountain peak beyond, signed, with a hardwood interior, the base with a four character Jungin mark, and the Miyamogo (Shoko) mark, Meiji, 15cm x 10.2cm

Estimated Price: £300-500


Lot 94: A JAPANESE BLACK AND GOLD LACQUER TABLE CABINET decorated with cranes and other birds amidst sprouting bamboo and blossoming prunus, the top with two sliding doors above a pair of panelled doors enclosing an interior arrangement of drawers with cream coloured fronts highlighted in gilt with butterflies, the exterior with two drawers below, 32cm wide x 30cm high

Estimated Price: £200-400


Lot 95: A FINE JAPANESE LACQUER SCHOLAR'S CABINET inlaid overall with mother of pearl with elegant figures in extensive riverside landscape with trees, bridges and boats, the rectangular tray top with re-entrant corners over an open shelf and two drawers with Nash-ji interiors, Meiji, 26.5cm wide x 20.2cm high. See illustration

Estimated Price: £500-1000


Lot 96: A CHINESE BRONZE INCENSE BURNER with inlaid silver decoration, the domed lid with a kylin finial resting a paw on a ball, the body with upright "flame" handles inlaid with silver cloud scrolls, 20cm high

Estimated Price: £80-150


Lot 97: A PAIR OF JAPANESE BRONZE VASES decorated with cranes in flight and wading in shallows, with a lustrous brown patina, the interior of the base decorated with pavilions in an extensive landscape, Meiji, 43.5cm high (2)

Estimated Price: £300-600


Lot 98: DAVID HOWARD AND JOHN AYERS: "China for the West" with a foreword by Nelson A Rockefeller, published London and New York 1978, in two volumes with a box case (2)

Estimated Price: £50-100


Lot 99: A JAPANESE "KUTANI" WINE EWER enamelled in polychrome with birds amidst blossoming foliage beneath gilt cloud scrolls, the spout modelled as a bird and the handle as a dragon, with a simple domed cover, 23.5cm high

Estimated Price: £50-100


Lot 100: A CHINESE POTTERY "SPITTOON" VESSEL of typical form with a ribbed neck and a rounded cylindrical body with bands of fluting and reeding at regular intervals, on a circular foot, with traces of red earth from burial, probably Western Han, 26cm high

Estimated Price: £200-400


Lot 101: A CHINESE POTTERY VESSEL, the pale terracotta body decorated with crude geometric banding, with a circular hole towards the foot, probably Warring States, 28cm high

Estimated Price: £200-400


Lot 102: A CHINESE POTTERY FIGURE OF A POLO PLAYER on a horse, the figure with right arm raised, with extensive traces of polychrome decoration, Tang, 39cm high Sold with a Thermoluminescence Analysis Report from Oxford Authentication dated 8th June 2004 confirming firing between 900 and 1,500 years ago.

Estimated Price: £1000-2000


Lot 103: A CHINESE POTTERY CAMEL with a saddleback, the striding beast on a trapezoid-shaped base, with extensive red soil encrustations from burial, Tang, 31.5cm high Sold with a Thermoluminescence Analysis Report from Oxford Authentication dated 14th February 2005 confirming firing between 900 and 1,500 years ago.

Estimated Price: £1000-2000


Lot 104: A CHINESE "TILE WORKS" FIGURE OF A HORSE wearing an elaborate saddle covered in straw and green-coloured glazes, on a rectangular base, probably Ming, 23cm high

Estimated Price: £300-600


Lot 105: A CHINESE MODEL OF A SHOE covered in straw and green glazes, Ming, 16cm long, on a carved hardwood base

Estimated Price: £100-200


Lot 106: A CHINESE "BLANC DE CHINE" LIBATION CUP moulded with dragons, birds, deer and a feline, probably Kangxi, 13cm wide

Estimated Price: £50-100


Lot 107: A CHINESE "BLANC DE CHINE" GROUP of three figures playing Go in the shade of rockwork over which climbs flowering shrubs, probably Kangxi, 10cm high

Estimated Price: £100-200


Lot 108: A CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE VASE (GU) enamelled with birds amidst lush peonies, Kangxi, 21cm high

Estimated Price: £300-500


Lot 109: A PAIR OF CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE SAUCER DISHES decorated with figures beside a lake, with pavilions beyond, the rim with an indented border, probably Shunzi for the Japanese market, 16cm dia. (2)

Estimated Price: £100-200


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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Saturday 11th November, 9.30am-12noon Monday 13th November, 9.30am-5pm Tuesday 14th November, 9.30am-5pm Wednesday 15th November, 9.30am-5pm

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at 10:30am

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Including Archaic Jades from the Collection of the late Jean-Claude Ciancimino (1931-2014)

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