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A GREY & WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE
18th century. Very well hollowed through a tiny mouth. The pebble with a good naturally grown patina and a smooth surface with natural wear. Pure pale celadon color with clouds of variegating tones of grey.
A REALGAR GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE QING
1730-1800. Imperial. Attributed to the palace workshops Beijing. The ‘sandwiched’ vessel of flattened circular form and bright orange color, boldly splashed with patches of very dark red-amber.
A BANDED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE, MODERN
The stone is nicely banded in crystalline streaks varying from dark brown to ochre and almost white. Although this is not a very old bottle, the material is so beautiful, that we still felt it worthwhile to include in this sale.
A CARNELIAN SNUFF BOTTLE, 1740-1840
The well-hollowed bottle ingeniously carved and incised utilizing the translucent slate, orange, vermillion and purple markings in the stone with two intertwined celestial eye fish and a dragon.
AN AMBER SNUFF BOTTLE 1760-1840
Carved of transparent honey-brown amber with dramatic lion masks in high relief to the shoulders. Flat oval foot with small recessed base.
A CINNABAR LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE, QING
Qianlong period, ca. 1740-1780. The seven peaches of immortality from Queen Mother of the West, carved in high relief amid blossoms, leaves and vines, all against a neatly incised meander pattern.
AN INSIDE PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE
Signed Shui Qing. First half of 20th century. Fine painting with two doves sitting on craggy rocks. The back with two pheasants. Three-line inscriptions with two red seals to each side.
A HORNBILL SNUFF BOTTLE 1800-1880
Carved in high relief on both sides with cranes in a landscape. Rectangular foot with recessed base. Flattened rectangular form. Wide mouth and very short neck. Good hollowing.
A MOLDED GOURD SNUFF BOTTLE KANGXI
Kangxi nianzhi four-character seal mark to base and of the period (1662-1722). Extremely fine décor in light relief with Peonies and Chrysanthemum springing from rockwork. The shoulders with lotus scrolls.
A JADE SNUFF BOTTLE, 18TH CENTURY
The grey nephrite with dark brown and black veining. Well carved lion mask with handles to shoulders. Pear shape with raised oval foot rim. Superb hollowing and very small mouth.
AN IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE, 1780-1820
Delicately carved as a single lotus plant with three rows of overlapping leaves. Naturally grown patina. Raised foot rim with oval, recessed base and cylindric neck. Well hollowed. Flattened oval body.
AN OPAL SNUFF BOTTLE, 1880-1940
Carved as two three-legged toads, mother and baby. Matching opal stopper carved as the mother’s tongue. The stone of superb iridescent color. Well hollowed, small mouth and superb detail work.
A MOSS AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE, 1750-1850
The stone of opaque amber color with translucent moss-green streaks. Very well hollowed. Oval foot rim, cylindric neck and convex top. Smooth surface polish.
A WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE 18TH CENTURY
The absolutely flawless stone of pure white color. Superb polish and hollowing. Oval recessed base, flattened heart shape, flaring neck with very small mouth and convex top, slanted lip. Rare!
A RARE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE 1750-1850
Masterfully made in imitation of an agate pebble, mottled in brown and gray on a black grund. Recessed oval base and succinct, slanted mouth. A successful coup, as it is almost impossible to identify as glass.
AN AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE, 1760-1860
The opaque stone of caramel color with shades of black. Two circular medallions bordered by a carved bamboo design. Recessed oval base, the flaring neck with a convex top and small mouth.
A CHALCEDONY SNUFF BOTTLE, 1760-1860
The dendritic sand-colored stone with natural grain and few dark brown inclusions. Very well hollowed. Impressive lion mask ring handles to shoulders. Raised oval foot rim and sprawling neck.
AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE VESSEL, MING
China, 17th century or earlier. The bulbous vessel with three horizontal leiwen bands in light relief. Four handles cast as taotie masks, two in loop shape and two with added bronze rings.
A COPPER HANDWARMER, MING
China, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Of rounded rectangular from, the matching cover pierced with floral diaper patterns. One heavily cast, original handle.
A BRONZE DRAGON HANDWARMER MING
China, 17th century. The top of the cover cast with a four-clawed dragon amid swirling ruyi-shaped clouds: The base incised with a seal mark.
A TRIPOD BRONZE CENSER, MING
China, 16th-17th century or even earlier. The vessel standing on three feet, each with a lion mask. The body with six swirling cloud medallions in high relief. Two large looped handles. Fine natural patina.
A SMALL ARCHAISTIC BRONZE HU, MING
China, 17th century. The vessel with a short sprawling foot, the body with three bands of horizontal, raised lines and a scroll of taotie masks above a leiwen background around the neck. Two lion head handles.
A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE BOX KANGXI
China, 1662-1722. The lid with a neatly incused and partially fire-gilt depiction of a pagoda amid craggy rocks, blooming trees and flying birds, all within a leafy border and a medallion in a double-circle.
A SILVER WIRE CENSER, 17TH CENTURY
China. The base inlaid with two-character Shisou mark. The Bombé-form vessel inlaid with silver wire to depict a circumferential scroll of stylized bats and swirling clouds, the sides with inlaid archaistic loop handles.
A SILVER WIRE CENSER, 17TH CENTURY
China. The base inlaid with two-character Shisou mark. The Bombé-form vessel inlaid with silver wire to form a design of taotie masks, the sides with opposing inlaid loop handles, supported on a lipped foot.
TWO SILVER WIRE BRONZE DING KANGXI
China, 1662-1722. Shisou two-character mark to underside. Both tripods with finely inlaid silver wire depicting a circumferential lotus band below a key-fret border, the feet with archaistic scrolls, the handles with leiwen.
A BRONZE CHILONG BOTTLE VASE, KANGXI
China, 1662-1722. The pear-shaped vase with a bulbous neck and lipped rim, cast in openwork with a Chilong clambering around the shoulder. Two Buddhist emblems in high relief. Neatly incised details.
A CHILONG BRONZE YUHUCHUNPING, 17TH
China, 17th-18th century. The pear-shaped body rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck flaring at the rim, the shoulder set with a pair of gilt-bronze chilong with bifurcated tails, the body patinated to a chocolate- brown tone and decorated in irregular splashes of gold.
A VERY LARGE BRONZE CENSER, QIANLONG
China, 18th century. The compressed globular body raised on three conical feet, the everted rim set with two loop handles, the base cast with an apocryphal six-character Xuande mark.
A LARGE BRONZE CENSER, QIANLONG
China, 18th century. The compressed globular body raised on three thinning conical feet, the everted rim set with two loop handles, the base cast with an inserted apocryphal six-character Xuande mark.
A SMALL BRONZE CENSER, QIANLONG
China, 18th century. The compressed globular body raised on three conical feet, the everted rim set with two loop handles, the base cast with a sixteen-character inscription in a rectangular reserve.
A LARGE 17TH CENTURY BRONZE CENSER
China. Octolobed bombé censer with superbly cast and finely incised lion masks to both shoulders. Stepped rims at the neck and the foot.
A RARE BRONZE CENSER 17TH CENTURY
China. Finely cast with a compressed globular body rising to a flared rim from a short foot, flanked by two impressive lion-head handles, the patina of a golden caramel-brown color.
A DEHUA CENSER 17TH/18TH CENTURY
Neatly potted in imitation of bronze. Compressed spherical form, the rounded sides rising from a spreading foot to an everted rim, with two applied and incised lion-mask handles.
A LUDUAN BRONZE CENSER, QING
China, 18th-earlier 19th century. The massively cast auspicious creature stands on a serpent. Its upturned head is framed by a thick, curly mane and forms the lid, which is attached by a solid hinge.
A GILT SPLASHED BRONZE VASE, QING
China, 1780-1912. The heavily cast vessel bears a deep brown patina and is covered with irregular splashes of gold. Qianlong four-character seal mark to base and possibly of the period.
AN ELEPHANT BRONZE CENSER, QING
China, 1820-1880. The vessel with an apocryphal Xuande mark to the base, standing on three elephant feet, the pierced lid with lotus scrolls and a fourth, recumbent elephant carrying a fruit bowl.
A BRONZE DRAGON BELL, QING
China, 1780-1880. The lobed bell with an apocryphal six-character Xuande mark. Finely engraved with horizontal scrolls of five-clawed dragons above lishui, all below a key-fret border. The handle made of two Chilong.
A RARE TRIPOD CENSER EARLY QING
China, late 17th-earlier 18th century. The large vessel of simple yet elegant globular shape, raised on three ungulate feet, the base with a six-character apocryphal Xuande mark.
A MASSIVE BRONZE CENSER, 1908
The body in classic bombé-shape with superbly cast and incised lion masks to both shoulders. Inscribed Xuantong Yuan Nian.
A LARGE BRONZE CENSER, 1837
The vessel in bombé-shape with well-cast phoenix masks to the shoulders. Inscribed Daoguang Ding You. The body with an incised archaistic scroll bearing taotie and stylized phoenixes above leiwen and a key-fret border.
A BRONZE DRAGON EWER, QING
China, 18th - 19th century. The lidded tripod vessel with a dragon head as spout, two catfish serving as handles, the sides with archaistic horizontal scrolls in high relief, the u-shaped main handle with a smaller dragon head.
A CHILONG BRONZE CENSER, QING
China, 1750-1850. The vessel of traditional form with flaring lip and sprawling round base. The sides with two neatly incised sinuous Chilong in high relief. The shoulders with two dramatic lion masks.
A LARGE CHILONG BRONZE CENSER, QING
China, 1780-1880. The massive vessel raised from a sprawling foot with a recessed base bearing a six-character Xuande mark inside a dragon medallion. Two Chilong serve as handles, their tails sinuously curling along the walls.
AN EMBROIDERED THANGKA, YONGLE
China 1402-1424. Avalokiteshvara Lokeshvara seated in padmasana in front of a two-tiered mandorla, holding lotus flowers in his hands, sided by two depictions of Buddha Shakyamuni.
A LARGE AMITAYUS THANGKA 18TH CENTURY
Tibet. A very large Thangka in Chinese brocade mounting. Painted in tempera on linen. The mounting most likely original and of the period.
A TEMPLE BANNER, NEPAL 17TH CENTURY
This early horizontal tantric scroll (bilampo) features six depictions of Tara in various emanations, all with a different skin tone. Pigment and black ink on cloth. Mounted on paper.
AN 18 ARHATS MANDALA 19TH CENTURY
Himalayan. The Mandala with Chakrasamvara in the center is surrounded by eighteen Arhats, four heavenly guards and Bodhidharma in the upper left corner. Extremely fine painting in tempera on linen.
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