Fine Asian Art Auction

Fine Asian Art Auction Michaan’s Auctions Fine Asian Art Auction December 11, 2009 Michaan’s Auctions 2751 Todd Street Alameda, CA 94501 800-380-9822...
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Fine Asian Art Auction Michaan’s Auctions Fine Asian Art Auction December 11, 2009

Michaan’s Auctions 2751 Todd Street Alameda, CA 94501 800-380-9822 or 510-740-0220 www.michaans.com

December 11, 2009

Fine Asian Art Auction December 11, 2009, 1 pm

Chinese & Japanese Stone and Ceramics: Lots 3000 - 3090 Chinese Jade & Stone Carvings: Lots 3091 - 3132 Chinese Seals & Snuff Bottles: Lots 3133 - 3161 Chinese & Japanese Bronze and Cloisonne: Lots 3162 - 3182 Chinese & Japanese Horn and Ivory: Lots 3183 - 3196 Chinese & Japanese Wood Carving and Lacquer Ware: Lots 3197 - 3234 Chinese Textiles & Thangka: Lots 3235 - 3242 Chinese & Japanese Paintings and Prints: Lots 3243 - 3287 A & J Speelman Collection: Lots 3288 - 3202 Preview dates:

Friday, December 4, 10am to 5pm Saturday, December 5, 10am to 5pm Sunday, December 6, 9am to 4pm Thursday, December 10, 9am to 4pm Day of sale at 9 am to the end of the Auction and also by appointment

Phone #: 800-380-9822 or 510-740-0220 Asian Art Department Director/Specialist Sarah Zhu

510-740-0220 ext 102

View this catalog, including additional photos, at www.michaans.com. For additional information and to request condition reports, please contact our Customer Service Department at extention 100. Catalog Design by Andre Salcido Photography by Jeffrey Lee and Kim Jee Front Cover Lot: 3302 Back Cover Lot: 3296

Fine Asian Art Auction Friday, December 11, 2009 Including property from: A Distiguished Bay Area, California Collector A Private San Francisco Collector A Private European Collector A Private Houston Collector A Private British Collector A & J Speelman Collection

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Chinese & Japanese Stone and Ceramics: Lots 3000 - 3090

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3001

3002

3000 Chinese Carved Stone Warrior Head Warring States Soft simplistic features are accented by worn red pigment on face and dark knotted hair, mounted upon thick metal pin and faux wood stand with label. {Height 5 inches without stand}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3001 Chinese Carved Standing Stone Warrior Tang Dynasty Figure stands confidently with fierce facial expression and bulging belly, ornate armor of carved floral medallions and beadwork. {Height 26 1/2 inches} Provenance: From a Distinguished Bay Area California Collector.

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3003

3002 Chinese Carved Stone Buddha Head with Gilt 19th Century Traditional elongated ears with serene facial expression, gilt skin, stylized hair of pinwheel like pattern. {Height 13 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3003 Chinese Carved Stone Figure of Standing Guan Yin Sui Dynasty (581-618 AD) Carved with elaborately designed clothing and beaded jewelry, floral medallions throughout, coin like design on headdress, flared square base. {Height 31 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $2500 / 3000 3004 Chinese Carved Stone Standing Guan Yin 18th/19th Century Adorned with long beadwork necklace and large central circular medallion of double raised bands, identical medallion motif carved in headdress, lotus pedestal base. {Height 35 inches} Provenance: From a Distinguished Bay Area California Collector.

3004

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Estimate: $3000 / 4000

3007 3005

3006

3005 Chinese HeNan Black Glazed Ribbed Jar Song Dynasty Bulbous shape with thick neck and rolled rim, flat textured ears, body decorated with six evenly spaced groupings of vertical white lines. {Height 9 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3006 Chinese CiChou Ware Painted Hand Drum Probably Yuan Dynasty Tall cylindrical shape with waisted body, white ground with bold black stripes and bands of dots and scrolling designs throughout. {Height 12 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3007 Pair of Rare Chinese Qing Bai (Ying Qing) Glazed Oxen with Figures

3008

Yuan Dynasty Each robed human form stands at the side of one beast while resting an arm upon its back, a cylindrical element is placed behind each animal’s shoulder. {Height 5 inches} Provenance: Property of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3008 Chinese Three Color (SanCai) Glazed Tiger Pillow Probably Song Dynasty Slightly curved ruyi head shaped top of vibrant deep green hue and incised pattern, supported by reclining feline form with large eyes and elaborately designed fur of sienna and mushroom tones. {Length 13 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3009 Chinese Rust and Black Glazed (HaiNan) Bowl Probably Yuan Dynasty Black glaze drips down exterior to a shear brown tone, interior with equally spaced rust sections on black ground, unglazed foot. {Height 3 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

3009

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Lot 3012 Seal 3010 Chinese Black Glazed Ci Zhou Ware Ceramic Pot Probably Yuan Dynasty Bulbous form of large bold flower blossoms with scrolling leaves on white ground, chrysanthemum border to shoulder and foot, black rim. {Height 8 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3011 Chinese Jun (Yao) Ware Ceramic Bowl Probably Yuan Dynasty Overall crackle glaze effect, light blue rises to mushroom rim, interior with single tapering purple section, unglazed foot. {Height 3 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3012 Chinese Tea Dust Ceramic Bowl Early 20th Century Of mottled green hue, shallow well with extended flared rim, rust toned base with textured lappet border, three lion mask feet, a six carved character seal: “Da Qing Qian Long Lian Zhi” on base. {Height 4 1/2 inches} Provenance: From a Distinguished Bay Area California Collector.

3013

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3013 Large Unusual Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Jar Ming Dynasty Continuous band of figures in a rocky landscape with large ruyi head clouds above, scrolls to neck, equine and wave border on shoulder, banana leaf motif at foot, unglazed base. {Height 14 1/4 inches} Provenance: From a Distinguished Bay Area California Collector.

Estimate: $4000 / 6000 3014 Small Chinese Ge Ware Ceramic Vase

3014

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Qing Dynasty Of subtle inverted pear shape, mottled gray hue with crackle glaze effect throughout. {Height 5 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

3015 Chinese Guan Yao Ceramic Vase 18th/19th Century Bulbous body with pale blue color and crackle design, thick ribbed neck flanked by long tubular handles, body with one central raised band. {Height 6 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3016 Chinese Yi Xin Pottery Water Pot with Dragon 19th Century Bulging walls rise to curved rim, brown ground with colorful butterflies flying above lotus flowers, a yellow spotted dragon in relief climbs up the side and peers over rim, a four character mark “Shuang Yu Zhi Tao” on base. {Height 5 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

3016

3015

3017 Four Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Plaques, Signed Zhu Shan Zhen Pin Qing Dynasty Each composed of three rectangular panels aligned vertically and framed by dark brown wood, plaques are finely painted with various mountain and river landscape scenes, inscriptions on corners. {Height 27 1/4 inches} Provenance: From a Private Houston, Texas Collection.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3018 Chinese Famille Verte Porcelain Vase

Lot 3017 Signature

19th Century Baluster shape with a finely painted continuous landscape battle scene of armed figures on foot and horseback, bands of flowers, lappets, geometric patterns and spirals at shoulder, a six blue character mark “Da Qing Kang Xi Nian Zhi” on base with double rings. {Height 24 inches}

3017

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3019 Small Fine Chinese Famille Rose Enameled Glass Vase Republic Period Pear shape with neck rising to bulbous head, ruyi head and floral borders on neck and shoulder, body finely painted with a landscape of vibrant peony flowers, birds and a butterfly, lappet border at foot, a four blue character “Qian Long Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 6 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

3018

3019

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3020 Pair of Chinese Yellow Glazed Pear Shaped Vases Qing Dynasty Both of monochromatic mustard hue and compressed globular form with long slender neck, a four character seal “Yong Zheng Nian Zhi” on each base. {Height 6 1/2 inches} Provenance: From the T. Paris Ives Estate.

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3021 Pair of Chinese Yellow Ground Famille Rose Bottle Vases 3020

Qing Dynasty Both of globular shape with thick necks rising to gracefully flared rims, bands of stylized ruyi heads, banana leaves and floral motifs on neck and at shoulder, three circular panels on body depict a dragon and phoenix in opposition surrounded by continuous scrolling floral pattern, a four blue character mark “Kang Xi Nian Zhi” on each base. {Height 8 3/4 inches} Provenance: From the T. Paris Ives Estate.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3022 Pair of Chinese Turquoise Ground Famille Rose Pedestals Late Qing Dynasty Both with saucer form platforms supported by cylindrical column with thick raised band, rounded flared foot, colorful scrolling lotus pattern with key fret details throughout, a six red character mark “Da Qing Xian Feng Nian Zhi” on each base. {Height 10 1/4 inches} Provenance: From the T. Paris Ives Estate.

Estimate: $1200 / 1800

3021

3023 Pair of Chinese Incised Aubergine Porcelain Dragon Dishes Qing Dynasty Both of monochromatic hue with incised dragon roundels on interior and two dragons chasing a flaming pearl on the exterior, a six black character mark “Da Qing Xian Feng Nian Zhi” on each base. {Diameter 5 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3024 Four Small Chinese WuCai Porcelain Wine Cups Late 19th Century Each colorfully decorated with a different blossoming plant or tree, vibrant blue rocks and background elements; inscriptions on reverse; a six blue character mark “Da Qing Kang Xi Nian Zhi” with double rings on each base. {Height 2 inches; diameter 2 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3022

3023

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3024

3026

Lot 3026 Marks

3025 3025 Chinese Wood Table Screen with Marble Stone Late 19th Century Circular panel of mottled cream hues with swirling deep gray and russet inclusions, framed and supported by a finely carved wood stand of smooth open work dragon designs. {Height 20 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3026 Pair of Small and Fine Chinese Enamel Porcelain Bowls 19th/20th Century Both of identical composition depicting a finely painted continuous scene of avian forms feeding on berries among rocks, colorful flowers and LingZhi, an eight blue character mark “Xuan Tong Geng Mao Yin Xi Lou Zhi” with double rings on each base. {Height 1 1/2 inches}

3027

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3027 Pair of Fine Chinese Famille Rose Plates Late 19th/Early 20th Century Both depict a vibrant peach tree with birds and a monkey resting among the branches, below is a fawn runs through colorful flowers and LingZhi, a six red character mark “Da Qing Guang Xu Nian Zhi” on base. {Diameter 5 3/4 inches}

Lot 3027 Marks

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3028 Chinese Famille Verte Double Gourd Vase 19th Century Pale green ground decorated with colorful dragons flying intertwined among a continuous vine pattern and peony flowers, key fret borders at rim and midsection, large scrolling black vine pattern encircles both gourd forms, band of lappets at foot. {Height 15 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3029 Fine Chinese Famille Rose Long Neck Vase Republic Period Of pear shape with angular shoulder, intricate key fret, ruyi head and banana leaf borders at rim, shoulder and foot, body depicts garden scene with potted plants and lanterns, bats with ribbons fly above swelling waters, a six blue character mark “Da Qing Qian Long Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 11 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800

3028

3029

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Lot 3032 Seal

3031 3032

3030

3031 Chinese Enamel Porcelain Dragon Dish Late 19th Century Vibrant green and copper-red dragons encircle the central flaming gilt pearl, background with colorful ruyi head clouds and flames, gilt rim, a six red character mark “Da Qing Guang Xu Nian Zhi” on base. {Diameter 9 1/4 inches} Provenance: From a Private European Collector.

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3032 Fine Chinese Famille Rose Vase, Signed by Wang Kun (1877-1946)

Lot 3033 Seal

3033

Republic Period Slender cylindrical form with waisted neck of ornately stylized band designs at rim, shoulder and foot, continuous landscape scene delicately painted on body with three figures and a deer, inscription and seal on back, a three red character seal on base. {Height 14 1/2 inches} Provenance: From a Private European Collector.

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3033 Fine Chinese Circular Famille Rose Box and Cover

3034 3030 Chinese Turquoise Ground Famille Rose Vase 19th Century Thick baluster form with incised fern pattern upon richly colored ground, bands of flowers, ruyi heads, banana leaves and lappets at rim, shoulder and foot, body delicately painted with large bright lotus and peony flowers surrounded by scrolling vine and leaf pattern, a four character seal “Qian Long Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 16 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500

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Republic Period Body finely painted with peaches, pomegranates and Buddha’s hands above an intricate floral band; the cover with gilt rim and floral pattern encircling a medallion of children and goats; a four red character seal “Lin Zhi Cheng Xiang” on base. {Height 2 1/2 inches} Provenance: From a Private European Collector.

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3034 Pair of Rare Chinese Turquoise Ground Famille Rose Cups Late Qing Dynasty Vibrant ground color highlights colorful and intricate pattern of large lotus flowers, bats and symbols, gilt tracery throughout, rim and foot borders of ruyi heads and lappets, a six gold character seal “Da Qing Guang Xu Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 2 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500

3035

Lot 3037 Mark

3037

3036 3035 Pair of Chinese Porcelain Treasure Bowls Qing Dynasty Each exterior is finely painted with four colorful Buddhist symbols, bands of gilt ruyi-head pattern at rim and foot, a six blue character seal “Da Qing Dao Guang Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 2 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $2500 / 3500 3036 Pair of Yellow Ground Famille Rose Dishes Tong Zhi Period (1862-1874) Both of identical decorations; interior with floral roundels surrounded by the eight auspicious Buddhist symbols; exterior with scrolling floral pattern, a four red character mark “Tong Zhi Nian Zhi” on each base. {Diameter 6 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3037 Fine Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Candlestick Qing Dynasty Of unique circular two-tiered design supported by disc form base, decorated with various bands of scrolling lotus flowers, waves, ruyi heads, key fret patterns and lappets, a four blue character mark “Qian Long Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 5 3/4 inches} Provenance: From a Distinguished Bay Area California Collector.

Estimate: $2500 / 3500

3038

3038 Chinese Celadon Glazed Garlic Head Vase Qing Dynasty Of classic pear shape with monochromatic pale hue, subtle raised band at shoulder encircles base of neck, topped by bulbous head, extended and slightly flared foot, a six blue character seal “Da Qing Qian Long Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 11 1/4 inches} Provenance: From a Distinguished Bay Area California Collector.

Estimate: $12,000 / 18,000

Lot 3038 Seal

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3040

3041

3042

3039 Chinese Yellow, Green and Aubergine Porcelain Dragon Plate Late Qing Dynasty Decorated with a roundel of dragons encircling a flaming pearl, reverse with four cranes flying among clouds, a six black character mark “Da Qing Qian Long Nian Zhi” on base. {Diameter 7 3/4 inches}

3043

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3040 Pair of Chinese Coral Red Glazed Porcelain Plates

3042 Fine Pair of Chinese Yellow Ground Famille Rose Jardinieres

Qing Dynasty Decorated with blooming cherry blossom branches, finely painted coral-red details on petals with crosshatch shadowing, a six blue character mark “Da Qing Yong Zhen Nian Zhi” on base with double blue rings. {Diameter 5 1/2 inches}

Qing Dynasty Each of rectangular shape with slightly flared rim, body finely painted with several ornately designed butterflies, gilt rim accented by red key fret border, four feet with blue key fret pattern; white interior, drainage hole in each base. {Height 8 inches} Provenance: From a Distinguished Bay Area California Collector.

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3041 Fine Small Chinese Pink Glazed Vase Late Qing Dynasty Of swollen ovoid form rising to a compressed neck, monochromatic raspberry hue with white interior, rim and base, a six blue character seal “Da Qing Dao Guan Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 6 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500

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Estimate: $3500 / 4500 3043 Chinese Decorated Langyao Porcelain Bottle Vase 19th Century Pear shape with tall neck and white flower petal form rim, shoulder flanked by lion heads with rings, of a deep red speckled hue. {Height 14 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

Lot 3045 Mark

3045

3044 3044 Chinese Yellow Ground Famille Rose Tea Pot 20th Century Rounded square form, incised fern ground with colorful scrolling lotus pattern surrounding stylized cartouches of intricate landscapes and floral branches, lid and foot with vibrant patterned bands of lappets, ruyi heads and petals, a four blue character seal “Qian Long Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 6 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $2500 / 3500 3045 Chinese Rouge Enamel Porcelain Wash Pot Late Qing Dynasty Compressed form with swollen walls; interior of a dragon coiled among LingZhi; exterior rim with ruyi head border, body decorated with two dragons holding several LingZhi in their claws and mouths, lappet border encircles foot, a six blue character mark “Da Qing Xian Feng Nian Zhi” on base with double rings. {Height 2 1/4 inches}

3046

Estimate: $4000 / 6000 3046 Small Chinese Coral Ground Porcelain Dragon Vase Late 19th Century Compressed globular form with vibrant blue dragon encircling the base of the neck, Buddhist symbols on body along with swirling gilt clouds and flames, ruyi head, wave and key fret borders throughout, a six blue character seal “Da Qing Tao Guang Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 5 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3047 Pair of Chinese Yellow Ground Famille Rose Bowls

3047

Late 19th Century Both of identical decorations; exterior with four circular panels depicting colorful flowers, yellow borders with vibrant peaches above crashing waves; interior painted with sprigs of blue and white flowers and LingZhi, roundel of rocky garden scene, a six blue character seal “Da Qing Tao Guang Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 2 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3048 Chinese Enamel WuCai Porcelain Bowl 19th Century Rim border of flowers and leaves, thick band encircles body depicting large colorful chrysanthemums, peonies and Buddha’s hands with scrolling vines, lappets rise from a stylized key fret foot border, a six blue character mark “Da Qing Yong Zhong Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 3 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $2000 / 3000

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3049 3051 3050 3049 Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Dragon Bowl 19th/20th Century Interior with roundel of a dragon surrounded by flames with central pearl motif; exterior depicts two dragons chasing pearls among fire and clouds, uniquely designed foot border of dots and lappets, a six blue character seal “Da Qing Tao Guang Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 3 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500

Lot 3052 Mark

3050 Chinese Blue and White Pentagonal Ceramic Vase Late 19th Century Each panel with central diamond reserve depicting cranes, phoenixes and dragons surrounded by flowers and clouds, borders of key fret design, ruyi heads and flower petals throughout, a six blue character mark “Da Ming Long Qing Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 6 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800

3052

3051 Small Chinese Famille Rose Cup with Wood Stand Republic Period (1912) Decorated with an intricately painted continuous design of flowers including peonies, lotuses and chrysanthemums, gilt rim, a six red character seal “Da Qing Qia Qing Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 2 1/2 inches} Provenance: From a Private San Francisco Collector.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3052 Small Fine Chinese Blue and Copper Red Underglaze Vase Qing Dynasty (1644 -1911) Compressed globular shape with finely painted dragons and bats flying among vibrant blue (ruyi) clouds, neck flanked by peach branch form handles, attached brown porcelain stand, a four read character mark “Qian Long Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 5 1/2 inches} Provenance: From a Private San Francisco Collector.

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3053 Chinese Yellow Ground, Blue and White Porcelain Jar

3053

Lot 3053 Mark

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Late 19th Century Thick inverted pear shape with vibrant peacocks surrounded by scrolling peony flowers on body, lotus flower band at shoulder with inscription below, banana leaf foot border, a six character mark “Da Ming Xuan De Nian Zhi” on shoulder. {Height 13 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $2000 / 3000

3055

3054 3056 3054 Large Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vase Late 19th Century With body band of avian forms and butterflies among rocks, bamboo, and large blooming peony and chrysanthemum flowers, flanked by faux blue elephant handles, rich pink ground with lotus scrolls, bats and “Shou” symbols to neck and foot, a six red character mark “Da Qing Guang Xu Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 20 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $2500 / 3000 3055 Pair of Chinese TaoCai Porcelain Cups 20th Century Interior roundel of vibrant stylized floral design encircled by double blue line border, similar border to rim and foot, body of unique abstract foliate pattern of yellow, blue, iron-red and green, a six blue character mark “Da Qing Yong Zhen Nian Zhi” with double blue lines on each base. {Height 2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1200 3056 Chinese Famille Rose Globular Vase Late 19th/Early 20th Century Bulbous form rises to neck of ornate Buddhist symbols and ruyi head rim border, shoulder band of lotus scrolls and gilt “Shou” symbols, a finely painted dragon and phoenix surrounded by ruyi clouds and flaming pearl on body, a red character mark “Da Qing Guang Xu Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 13 inches}

Lot 3057 Seal

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3057 Large Fine Chinese Monochrome Celadon Glazed Hexagonal Vase 19th Century Six paneled baluster form, flared rim rises from slender neck, extended foot, subtle hue throughout, a six blue character seal “Da Qing Qian Long Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 27 1/2 inches} Provenance: From a Distinguished Bay Area California Collector.

3057

Estimate: $18,000 / 20,000

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3058 Very Rare Chinese Black Glazed Mirror Vase Qing Dynasty Baluster form of monochromatic hue with extremely subtle decorations, ruyi head shoulder band, various sprigs of flowers including peonies, lotuses and chrysanthemums, banana leaf border to foot, a six blue character mark “Da Qing Kang Xi Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 8 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3059 Chinese Famille Rose “One Hundred Butterfly” Vase 19th Century Globular form with flared gilt rim, colorful butterflies adorn the body and neck, shoulder band of lotus scrolls and “Shou” symbols, ruyi head and lappet border to rim and foot, a six red character mark “Da Qing Guang Xu Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 15 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3060 Chinese Green Glazed Archaistic Ritual Bronze Shaped Vessel and Cover

3059

3058

Late 20th Century Of rectangular form decorated with dragon and LingZhi on the lid, key fret borders to each rim and dragon handle, body of geometric wave design and lappets to the foot, a six blue character mark “Da Qing Guang Xu Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 5 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 2000 3061 Chinese Famille Rose Landscape Vase

Lot 3058 Mark

Republic Period Of baluster form finely painted with a mountainous river scene, figures and animals mingle throughout scene with a house in the center, a stylized ruyi head and dotted lappet border to the rim and neck, a four blue character seal “Qian Long Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 9 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 2000 Lot 3060 Mark

3062 Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Plates

3060

Tong Zhi Period Both of identical decoration; roundel depicts courtyard garden scene with three figures bordered by scrolling lotuses and bats to a blue ground, a six red character seal “Da Qing Tong Zhi Nian Zhi” on base. {Diameter 5 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 2000

Lot 3061 Seal

3061

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3062

3063

3064 3065

3063 Rare Chinese Famille Rose Double Vase Late Qing Dynasty Both of baluster shape with turquoise interiors and gilt rims, the larger with phoenix and scrolling lotuses to an aubergine ground, the smaller with lotus scrolls and Buddha’s hands on a subtle lime green ground, a four red character seal “Qian Long Nian Zhi” on each base. {Height 7 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 Lot 3065 Seal

3064 Small Fine Chinese Famille Rose Book Roll Vase Late 19th Century In the form of a rolled-up scroll tied by a faux gilt ribbon, various unique and colorful butterflies finely painted throughout body, a four red character mark “Shen De Tong Zhi” on base. {Height 5 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3065 Chinese WuCai Square Porcelain Vase Republic Period Form tapers at shoulder to form neck with one dragon handle to each corner, sides depict colorful and finely painted insects, flowers and birds, a four red character seal “Ju Ren Tong Zhi” on base. {Height 5 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3066 Chinese Porcelain Water Pot with Copper Red Bats Late Qing Dynasty Ovoid shape with turquoise interior; exterior flanked by two bats, outstretched wings wrap around body with blue and white flower design beneath, gilt detailing throughout, a six red character seal “Da Qing Dao Guang Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 4 1/4 inches}

3066

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3067 Chinese DouCai Porcelain Bowl Late Qing Dynasty Exterior with three large copper-red dragons entwined in scrolling vines and colorful lotuses, ruyi head and lappet borders to rim and foot; interior medallion with dragon and bats, a six blue character seal “Da Qing Jia Qing Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 3 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 2000

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3070 Lot 3068 Mark

3068 Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Bowl with Eight Immortals Late 19th/Early 20th Century Shallow form with exterior of eight figures engaged in various acitivities and poses; medallion with robed figure and a deer standing below swirling clouds to interior, a six blue character mark “Da Qing Xuan Tong Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 3 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 2000 3069 Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Treasure Plates

Lot 3071 Mark

19th/20th Century Both of identical decorations; interior with green floral roundels surrounded by a band of the eight auspicious Buddhist symbols to a white ground; exterior with scrolling floral pattern, a six red character mark “Da Qing Guan Xu Nian Zhi” on base. {Diameter 7 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3070 Chinese DouCai Porcelain Mallet Vase 19th/20th Century Ovoid shape with tall cylindrical neck of finely painted dragon pattern and intricately designed bands, large copper-red dragons entwining among ornate lotus scrolls on body, lappet and key fret foot border, a six blue character seal “Da Qing Qian Long Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 11 1/2 inches}

3071

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3071 Chinese WuCai Porcelain Vase (YuHu Chun Ping) 19th/20th Century Of stout pear shape with colorful banded neck rising to a flared gilt rim, body depicts a continuous garden scene of blooming peonies, bamboo and LingZhi, various insects and avian forms throughout, lappet and floral foot band, a six blue character mark “Da Qing Guang Xu Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 11 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 Lot 3072 Seal 3072 Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Cylindrical Bottle Vase

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20th Century Body is finely painted with sections of vertical floral scrolls and and horizontal bands, lappet border on shoulder rises to scrolling flowers on cylindrical neck, a six blue character seal “Da Qing Qian Long Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 12 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

3073 Two Chinese Porcelains of a Brush Plate and Ink Box 19th Century First of seashell form with blue and white floral scrolls to the body and a ruyi head top, a six blue character seal “Da Qing Jia Qiang Nian Zhi” on base; the second of rounded circular form with red painted landscape scene to exterior, a six blue character mark “Da Qing Kang Xi Nian Zhi” on base. {Diameter of box 3 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3074 Small Chinese Celadon Glazed Water Pot

3073

Late 19th Century Of short cylindrical form tapering upward to slightly domed top, mouth with rounded rim, monochromatic hue with wisps of ruyi head clouds in subtle relief to body, a six blue character mark “Da Qing Kang Xi Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 3 1/8 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3075 Small Fine Chinese Famille Rose Tea Pot, Signed Zou Zi Shan Republic Period Circular shape, lid and body finely painted with landscapes and houses, peach form handle on lid, a four red character seal “Tong Zhi Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 3 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

3075 3074

3076 Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Landscape Plaque, Signed Wang Yai Tin 19th/20th Century Finely painted mountain and river landscape scene, two figures stand upon an arched stone bridge, a small cottage nestled in a grove of blossoming pink prunus trees; signed, titled and dated with two artist’s seals on upper left. {Dimensions 15 x 10 inches}

Lot 3075 Seal

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3077 Chinese Celadon Glazed Vase with Elephant Head Handles 19th/20th Century Inverted pear shape, monochromatic tone is highlighted by intricate designs of swirling ruyi head clouds that seamlessly transition into dragon forms, bands of lappets, key frets and dragons throughout, a six blue character seal “Dan Qing Qian Long Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 10 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 Lot 3076 Signature 3076

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3079

3080 3080 Chinese Famille Rose Plaque of Zhong Kui with Spirit

Lot 3078 Seal 3078 3078 Fine Chinese Famille Rose Vase Republic Period Of compressed baluster form, stylized ruyi head and dotted lappet border to neck, body of large blossoming chrysanthemums and detailed rock work with birds flying above, key fret foot band, a four red character seal “Hong Xi Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 9 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3079 Chinese Green Glazed Rectangular Box and Cover Qing Dynasty Flattened with rounded ends, monochromatic hue is highlighted scrolling lotus and avian form designs, lid of key fret and wave borders, a six character seal “Da Qing Qian Long Nian Zhi” on base. {Length 7 1/4 inches} Provenance: From a Private European Collector.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

Republic Period Finely painted with a scene of two figures, the first with tattered robes and long stylized beard holding a yellow fan above head, the second with exposed and emaciated body holding a stick of various insects and a frog, a bat flies above, signed by “Wang Qi “ with inscription on upper right. {Dimensions 24 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $2500 / 3500 3081 Rare Chinese Coral Glazed Porcelain Jar with Blue and White Interior 18th/19th Century Monochromatic hue to exterior; white rim leads to interior of a painted landscape scene with figures and a horse below a band of plants, rocks and ruyi designs. {Height 8 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3082 Pair of Chinese Export Blue Ground Famille Rose Jars and Covers 19th/20th Century Thick baluster form of deep hue, lids and bodies decorated with large vibrant sprigs of peaches, Buddha’s hands and pomegranates, scrolling lotuses on lid rim surmounted by flower bud form handle, ruyi head border to shoulder, lappet foot band. {Height 25 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $2000 / 3000

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3084

3083 Small Chinese Famille Rose Scholar Object Pot Qing Dynasty Cylindrical form with cartouches of boys playing within garden scenes, ground of copper-red tree bark design, gilt rim, a four red character seal “Qian Long Nian Zhi “ on base. {Height 3 1/8 inches} Provenance: From a Private British Collector.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3084 Fine Chinese WuCai Porcelain Brush Pot 19th Century Traditional cylindrical form depicting a man courting a beauty within a garden scene, an attendant sits nearby, intricate rock work, trees and garden furniture throughout, an ovoid red sun shines above. {Height 6 1/8 inches} Provenance: From a Private British Collector.

Estimate: $2500 / 3500 3085 Large Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain ‘Spaniel’ Dogs

3086

19th/20th Century Sitting canine forms smile while revealing a smooth red tongue and sharp teeth, large paws rise to gray toned fur with painted texture, thin curling tails and boney ribs, coral-red collars of gilt design and bell pendants. {Height 21 1/4 inches} Provenance: From a Private British Collector.

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3086 Chinese Copper-Red-Decorated Blue and White Porcelain Vessel Late 19th Century Large pear shape with bands of key frets, ruyi heads and lappets to neck and foot, body of bold scrolling vine pattern and copper-red lotuses throughout, flanked by decorative LingZhi ears, a six blue character seal “Da Qing Qian Long Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 18 3/4 inches} Provenance: From a Private British Collector.

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3087 Rare Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Brush Pot Qing Dynasty Flared rim and foot with incised borders of scrolling flowers and waves, body depicts a painted moonlit garden scene of a married couple enjoying musical entertainment and dancing, surrounded by rock work, trees and large clouds. {Height 11 1/4 inches} Provenance: From a Private British Collector.

Estimate: $6000 / 8000

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3088 Chinese Copper Red Porcelain Yen Yen Vase Late Qing Dynasty Baluster form with thick tall neck and extended flared rim, fisherman and figures among river landscapes to neck and body, floral band to shoulder, a six blue character mark “Da Qing Kang Xi Nian Zhi” on base with double blue rings. {Height 15 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3089

3089 Chinese DouCai Porcelain Pillow 19th Century Of rectangular form with tapered center, serpentined dragons entwined among bold scrolling lotus and vine pattern, stylized apertures on two sides, a six blue character mark “Da Qing Kang Xi Nian Zhi” on rim. {Length 16 3/4 inches}

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Chinese Jade & Stone Carvings: Lots 3091 - 3132

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3090 Korean Celadon Ceramic MeiPing Vase 19th Century Monochromatic hue with incised lappet and petal borders at the neck and foot, body with cranes standing below a large floral pattern. {Height 11 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3091 Chinese Jade Carving of a Swan with Bird 17th/18th Century Irregular disc shape of elegant avian form, a smaller bird stands on its neck with one raised wing, incised feathers, celadon hue with yellow inclusions throughout. {Diameter 2 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3090

3092 Fine Chinese Carved Jade Flower Grasshoppers 19th Century Large central trumpet blossom surrounded by smaller flowers among entwined vines, branches and leaves, two finely carved insects rest upon the various foliage. {Height 4 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $6000 / 8000

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3093 Rare Chinese Carved Imperial Nephrite Dragon Seal 17th/18th Century Square cross section surmounted by large dragon in serpentine, finely carved details throughout with stylized ridges running down spine, of celadon hue with russet veins and slight inclusions, four carved characters “Kang Xu Zhi Bao” on bottom. {Height 2 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $6000 / 8000 3094 Two Carved Chinese White Jade Pendants 19th/20th Century First of irregular ovoid shape depicting a laughing male form with exposed bulging belly; second of rounded rectangular form surmounted by frog-like creature holding a rope strung with coins. {Tallest 3 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 2000 3095 Three Chinese Hanging Panels with Semi-Precious Stones 20th Century Each panel encrusted with various semi-precious stones; large central panel decorated with cranes flying and resting among a beautiful landscape of rocks, flowers, plants and a large pine tree, characters on upper left; the two remaining panels depict seven characters each floating amidst swirling clouds. {Largest panel 48 x 29 1/2 inches}

3093

Estimate: $5000 / 7000 3096 Chinese Carved Jade Scholar Brush Washer 19th/20th Century Of pale celadon hue with irregular curving form, two finely carved dragons encircle the washer well while flying among violently crashing waves and ruyi clouds. {Height 4 1/4 inches}

Lot 3093 Underside

Estimate: $1500 / 2500

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3098 3097 Fine Chinese Carved Jade Landscape with Inscription and Wood Stand, Signed Zen Pin 19th/20th Century Horizontal irregular boulder form of pale color and exterior skin of mottled russet, front of intricately carved garden scene with musicians under large pine trees, green inscription on bottom right; reverse depicts a detailed palace landscape flanked by trees, large green inscription on right side, signed and dated 2008; wooden base carved with LingZhi and peaches. {Height 5 1/4 inches} Provenance: From a Distinguished American Collection.

3097

Estimate: $12,000 / 18,000 3098 Chinese Carved Black and White Jade Pendant

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19th Century A white rodent form with large bushy tail stands upon a group of dark gray grapes, small honey inclusions on animal’s back and shoulder. {Height 2 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3099 Chinese Carved Jade Ax Pendant Qing Dynasty Dramatically curved bottom edge rises to ovoid shape with incised scroll designs, topped and flanked by abstract scrolling dragon forms. {Height 3 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3100 Two Rare Chinese Jadeite and White Jade Necklaces Qing Dynasty First with thick white ring pendant flanked by two large mottled celadon green beads followed by smaller beads descending in size towards silver clasp; second with white butterfly pendant highlighted by gilt metal body and antennas, sits on vibrant green strand of beads. {Length of first 17 1/2 inches}

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Estimate: $2500 / 3500

3101 Two Chinese Jade Carved Figures of Boys Qing Dynasty First stands with one foot on a three legged frog while holding a rope strung with coins; second youth holds large lotus leaf over his shoulder. {Tallest 2 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3102 Two Chinese Carved Jade Pendants Late 19th Century First of rectangular shape, front depicts figure under a pine tree, reverse with inscription, top carved with dragon designs; second of ovoid shape, front with carved figure and reverse with inscription, continuous outer border of unique scrolling design. {Tallest 2 1/2 inches}

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3101

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3103 Three Finely Carved Chinese Pendants of Black & White Jade, Coral and Agate 19th Century First of vibrant hue with white inclusions depicting a standing Guan Yin figure holding a ruyi scepter; second of two rats coiled in opposition with a flowering branch in the center; third of a black squirrel upon a white branch of leaves and berries. {Tallest 2 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $4000 / 6000 3103

3104 Fine Chinese Carved Nephrite Jade Pendant 18th/19th Century Finely carved in the likeness of several LingZhi growing on delicate branches. {Length 3 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3105 Chinese Wood Table Screen with White Jade Late Qing Dynasty Ovoid honey toned panel, well-carved central “Ji” character surrounded by Buddhist symbols, simplistic wood stand with geometric openwork supports. {Height 12 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

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3106 Chinese Carved Openwork Jade Bracelet 19th Century A solid interior band with reticulated vines, “Shou” symbols and bat forms to the exterior, of pebbled white hue. {Diameter 3 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

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3110

3109 3107 Very Rare Chinese Imperial Jade Carved Hair Pin, Signed Zi Gang Qing Dynasty Of elegant tapered form, lychee tones with slight caramel veins, head of coiled feline creature, incised dragon encircles pin body, signed on body below head. {Length 4 3/4 inches} Provenance: From a Distinguished Bay Area California Collector.

Estimate: $4000 / 6000 3108 Fine Chinese White Jade Pendant

3109 Fine and Rare Chinese Carved White Jade Ax and Bi Late Qing Dynasty One side depicts an ax with raised center seam, twelve symbols vertically line the blade; bi verso with central dragon encircled by sprigs of sea grass; four openwork dragon designs to each corner. {Height 6 inches} Provenance: From a Distinguished Bay Area California Collector.

Estimate: $15,000 / 20,000 3110 Rare Chinese Carved Yellow Jade Dog with Wood Stand

19th Century Rectangular shape carved with birds standing on rocks below sprig of sea grass, calligraphy verso, incised ruyi head designs to top and bottom of pendant. {Height 2 1/4 inches} Provenance: From a Distinguished Bay Area California Collector.

19th Century Of mottled hue, the elongated and emaciated dog reclines with head resting upon crossed front paws, tail curls at end, sits in a finely carved fitted stand of rock work, pine trees, bamboo and floral motifs. {Length 5 3/4 inches} Provenance: From a Distinguished Bay Area California Collector.

Estimate: $4000 / 6000

Estimate: $4000 / 6000

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3111 Chinese Gold Painted Spinach Jade Brush Pot 19th Century Traditional cylindrical form of deep hue, two stylized cartouches depicting birds, chrysanthemums, prunus trees and rock work over a geometric foliate ground, key fret border to foot, a “Qian Long“ seal on the base. {Height 3 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3112 Three Chinese Carved Jade Scholar’s Objects

3113

Late 19th Century Each of celadon hue with dark brown inclusions; the first of a jagged rocky mountain side; the second of bamboo form with inscription and insect decoration; the third designed with two large key fret scroll motifs. {Tallest 7 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3113 Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Dragon Boat Late 19th Century Intricately carved openwork dragon design with incised scales to body, small figures are depicted rowing under flowing ribbons, umbrella forms and masts above. {Length 4 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3114 Chinese Carved White Nephrite Jade Bi

3114

19th Century Disc form with central aperture, both sides carved with textured triangle pattern. {Diameter 2 1/8 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3115 Chinese Carved Green Jade Archaistic Bowl with Ears 18th/19th Century Censer form of deep cream inclusions to olive green ground, body with incised scrolls and slightly raised dot pattern, flat extended handles with hanging free form rings. {Height 2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

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3117 3118 3116 Fine Chinese Carved Jade Vase Plaque with Wood Stand

3116

19th Century Flattened baluster form finely carved with a figure fishing in a river, pine tree with bats flying above, openwork avian and dragon forms flank the neck and foot. {Height 4 1/8 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3117 Three Chinese Nephrite Jade Carvings of Rocks and a Peach 19th Century First two of natural boulder shape with slight russet inclusions and natural veins throughout; the third is in the likeness of two peaches with leaves rising from the base. {Tallest 2 1/8 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3118 Three Chinese Jade Carvings of a Skull, Lotus and Hook 19th Century First of a grinning skull with circular apertures for eyes, ears and on top, russet inclusions; second is a monkey climbing on a lotus bud; the third is an avian form clothing hook with chilong detail to body. {Length of third 2 3/4 inches}

3119

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3119 Fine Chinese Carved Nephrite Jade Fu Dog Qing Dynasty Coiled canine form shows its teeth while pawing an incised sphere, furrowed brow highlights intense bead like eyes, carved fur details throughout. {Length 2 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3120 Fine and Rare Chinese Carved White Jade Tuberose Bud Pendant Late 19th Century Luminous quality with slight russet inclusion, tubular form with exquisitely carved layers of petals, one small hole on end for hanging. {Length 2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3120

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3121 3121 Small Rare Chinese Carved Nephrite Jade Buddha Pendant 18th/19th Century Irregular ovoid shape depicting an intricately carved male form, robe gently drapes to ground while figure holds a ruyi scepter over his shoulder, a small hole through top for hanging. {Height 1 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3122 Three Chinese Carved Jade Pendants 19th Century The first is a squirrel climbing on a cluster of grapes; the second is a deer holding a LingZhi branch; the third is a reclining feline form. {Length of first 2 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3123 Chinese Jade with Inlaid Silver Holder

3124

19th Century Slender cylindrical form of white hue, four bands of silver inlaid with turquoise and coral stones, silver dragon design to one end with ring and opening. {Length 9 1/2 inches} Provenance: From a Private European Collector.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3124 Chinese Nephrite Jade Carving of a Fish Pendant 19th Century Irregular ovoid form with delicately incised scales and split curled tail, holds a LingZhi branch in its mouth. {Length 3 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3125 Chinese Carved Jade Squatting Horse 19th/20th Century Equine figure sits with knees up and back legs tucked under body, incised features, mane and tail, celadon hue with bold natural russet veins throughout. {Length 7 1/4 inches}

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Estimate: $1000 / 2000

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3128 3126 Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Tea Pot with Wood Stand 20th Century Carved in the likeness of a tree stump with knots and bark, pine tree branch form handle and spout, lid and top surmounted by squirrels, gray and russet inclusions to handle. {Height 4 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3127 Very Fine Carved Chinese Nephrite White Jade Bangle Qing Dynasty Circular shape with twisted ribbed wave design. {Diameter 3 1/8 inches} Provenance: From a Private British Collector.

Estimate: $3500 / 4500 3128 Very Rare Carved Chinese Nephrite Jade Bracelet

3130 3129 Finely Carved Chinese Nephrite Jade of Twin Swans Qing Dyansty Intricately designed avian forms face each other in opposition while holding the same floral branch in their mouths, both sit upon a large lotus leaf. {Height 1 3/4 inches} Provenance: From a Private British Collector.

Estimate: $3000 / 4000 3130 Two Chinese Carved Jade Pendants

Qing Dynasty Circular shape carved with twenty beads separated by disc shapes. {Diameter 3 1/8 inches} Provenance: From a Private British Collector.

19th Century First depicts a boy with one leg standing on a toad, right hand holds a branch; second smiling boy with double gourd hanging from waist holding a lotus flower. {Tallest 2 1/4 inches} Provenance: From a Private British Collector.

Estimate: $3500 / 4500

Estimate: $3000 / 4000

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Chinese Seals & Snuff Bottles: Lots 3133 - 3161

3132 3131 3131 Two Small Chinese Nephrite Jade Boy Pendants 19th Century First of standing white figure holding a lotus branch over shoulder with leaf on back, hair in two buns; second figure squats while holding a double gourd and LingZhi branch on his back. {Tallest 2 1/2 inches} Provenance: From a Private British Collector.

Estimate: $2000 / 3000

3133

3132 Two Chinese Jade Carvings of a Beast and a Sword Fitting 17th/18th Century First figure reclines with curled tail and head turned, natural brown veins and large black inclusion on one side; second carved with scroll pattern on top with mottled brown hues. {Longest 3 inches} Provenance: From a Private British Collector.

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3133 Chinese Carved Qin Tian Stone Seal, Signed Bai Shi Late 19th Century Rectangular form of burnt orange hue, smooth rounded edges, large inscription on one side, carved characters on base. {Height 2 1/2 inches} Provenance: From a Private Bay Area Professional Seal Collection.

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3134 Pair of Chinese White Fu Ron Stone Seals, Signed Bai Shi

3134

Late 19th Century Each of rectangular shape with rounded tops, cream hue, inscriptions on one side, carved characters on each base. {Height 2 1/2 inches} Provenance: From a Private Bay Area Professional Seal Collection.

Estimate: $3000 / 5000 3135 Three Fine Small Chinese Tian Huang Stone Seals, Signed Bai Shi Late 19th Century Each of irregular ovoid form with mustard hues; two are decorated with small LingZhi at top; the third is carved with smoothed lines and textures; each with inscriptions and carved characters on base. {Tallest 1 1/8 inches} Provenance: From a Private Bay Area Professional Seal Collection.

Estimate: $2500 / 3500

3135

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3137

3138 3136 Two Chinese Carved Soapstone Seals of Monks and a Lion Republic Period First of tall cylindrical form surmounted by two monks crouched behind a large peach, inscriptions and landscape scene decorates column; second of square section with ornate resting lion form on top, incised dragon and lotus details; both with beautifully carved characters and designs on each base. {Tallest 6 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3137 Group of Chinese Carved Soapstone Seals with Wood Box 19th/20th Century A collection of thirty-five seals each of unique form varying from simple rounded shapes to finely carved animals and foliage, stones of luminous white, rich coralred, deep gray and caramel hues, many with inscriptions, each with carved characters on the base; smooth honey toned wood box with adjustable compartments, lined with black velvet, sliding lid locks into place. {Tallest 5 inches} Provenance: From a Private Bay Area Professional Seal Collection.

Estimate: $12,000 / 18,000

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3139 3138 Small Fine Chinese Carved Soapstone Seal 19th Century Finely carved with a gathering of three male figures beneath a large tree; small hut and bamboo leaves verso; sits on fitted black wood stand. {Height 1 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3139 Chinese Tian Huang Carving of a Seated Lohan 19th Century Of warm caramel hues, the figure with an emaciated skeleton-like body sits with one knee up, bald head and short curly beard, minimal clothing of incised floral design. {Height 2 3/8 inches}

Estimate: $3000 / 4000

Lot 3140 Signature

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3140 3140 Chinese Inside Painted Glass Snuff Bottle, Signed by Zhou Le Yuan Late Qing Dynasty Smokey translucent quality with finely painted images and inscriptions on both sides, front depicts a figure with a water buffalo boating along a mountainous river landscape, rocks and foliage verso. {Height 2 3/4 inches} Provenance: From a Private Bay Area Professional Seal Collection.

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3141 Chinese Carved Jade Snuff Bottle Late 19th Century Flattened circular shape of monochromatic celadon hue, round panels depict an avian form with plant and characters carved in relief on front and reverse, raised ovoid panels decorate each side. {Height 2 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3142 Chinese Cinnabar Lacquer Snuff Bottle

3143

Late Qing Dynasty The globular form depicts deeply carved central images of landscapes with figures and buildings on both sides, scrolling lotus pattern border with chrysanthemum form stopper, banana leaf border at neck and foot, bronze mouth, stopper rim and base, a four character mark “Qian Long Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 2 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3143 Fine Chinese Carved Nephrite Jade Cat Snuff Bottle Qing Dynasty Feline form crouches with curling tail and large round ears, intricately incised fur, coral stopper. {Length 2 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3144 Unusual Chinese Carved Ivory Snuff Bottle 18th/19th Century Extremely flattened ovoid shape, one side carved with three figures within a courtyard garden scene canopied by a large pine tree, remaining side depicts a single figure within a building flanked by a willow and bamboo tree, flower form stopper. {Height 2 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $2000 / 3000

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3147 3145 Chinese Carved Jade Dragon Snuff Bottle 19th Century Ovoid shape of rich brown and cream hues, swirling (ruyi) clouds surround central dragon form, bright red stopper with turquoise and gilt metal band. {Height 3 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3146 Two Chinese Multi-Colored Overlay Glass Snuff Bottles Late 19th Century First of black ground with large white flowers on each side, coral-red floral motif stopper with black band, white foot rim; second of white ground with a butterfly and colorful flowers rising from the water below, orange spherical stopper. {Tallest 3 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3147 Three Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Snuff Bottles

3148

18th/19th Century First of lobed form, turquoise ground with coral-red lotus scrolls; second of pear shape, black ground with colorful Buddhist symbols floating among clouds; third of flattened ovoid form, cartouches depict a figure with a water buffalo on both sides, yellow ground borders; each with appropriately matched stoppers and gilt tracery throughout; a carved four character mark “Qian Long Nian Zhi” on each base. {Height 3 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3148 Two Chinese Carved Agate and Cinnabar Lacquer Snuff Bottles Late 19th Century First of gray hue with reliefs depicting avian forms on each side, stopper of pale translucent pink with scroll motif surrounding a “shou” symbol; second of ovoid form with a deeply carved phoenix and dragon on each side, dragon form coral stopper with black band. {Tallest 3 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3149 Three Chinese Red Overlay Glass Snuff Bottles

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19th Century Each of either a milky or fully transparent ground with deep red decorations; first of flattened globular form depicting bats flying among peach branches, green stopper; second of tall tapered shape with floral design, pink stopper with blue band; third of circular form with various plants, flowers, trees and animals, green stopper. {Tallest 3 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

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3150 Chinese Porcelain Dragon Snuff Bottle 15th/16th Century Inverted pear shape with rich red ground, a dark green dragon flies among colorful clouds and flames above crashing waves, stopper of ruby-red stone and gilt metal band, a four blue character seal “Hong Xi Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 3 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3151 Chinese Bronze Snuff Bottle 19th Century Body of gilt bronze open work design depicting nine lion forms intertwined with ribbons and spheres, stopper of gilt bronze topped by bead detail. {Height 3 1/2 inches}

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Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3152 Chinese Carved Mineral Stone (Tiger’s Eye) Snuff Bottle 19th Century Of black hue with beautiful iridescent quality throughout, both sides finely carved with avian forms among blossoming flowers, prunus trees and rocks, black stopper with conical finial. {Height 3 1/8 inches}

3153

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3153 Chinese Inlaid Lacquer Snuff Bottle, Signed 19th Century Flattened circular shape with extremely ornate patterning throughout, body with central circular cartouche of gilt floral design, surrounded by very intricate gilt and mother-of-pearl inlay work depicting various geometric shapes, stopper topped with gilt flower, signed with gilt characters on base. {Height 2 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3154 Rare Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) Baluster form of pale lime green ground, raised band of colorful irregular scroll work encircles the shoulder, sits on small circular wood stand. {Height 2 1/4 inches} Provenance: From a Private San Francisco Collector.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

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3155 Fine Chinese Carved Root Wood Snuff Bottle Qing Dynasty Ovoid form depicting a scholar and attendant with a deer, pine tree and bat carved in high relief, flattened circular stopper. {Height 2 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3156 Very Fine and Well Carved Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle, Su Zhou School Late 19th Century Front depicts a gathering of scholars and attendant; landscape with bridge and pine tree to verso; dark agate stopper with black rim. {Height 2 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3157 Three Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottles

3158

19th/20th Century Each of vibrant decorations depicting a bat, dragon head and swan, a four character mark “Qian Long Nian Zhi” on each base. {Longest 3 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3158 Two Chinese Agate Snuff Bottles, Su Zhou School 19th/20th Century Both of a smokey translucent quality, dark russet and honey patterns to each body; both with agate stoppers. {Tallest 3 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3159 Chinese Inside Painted Snuff Bottle, Signed Bai Yu 20th Century Flattened ovoid form, one side depicts a woman lighting a candle; a woman with fan verso; copper red glass stopper, inscription with date and artist’s name to shoulder. {Height 2 3/4 inches}

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Estimate: $1000 / 1500

Chinese & Japanese Bronze & Cloisonne: Lots 3162 - 3182

Lot 3160 Signature 3160

3161

3160 Very Fine Chinese Inside Painted Crystal Snuff Bottle, Signed Su FengYi (Born: 1960) Irregular double boulder form, exterior with golden fibers; interior of finely painted scholars in boats with inscriptions of artist’s name and seals on each side; coral stopper. {Height 3 1/4 inches} Note: Artist received many art academy awards and exhibits in many countries. His pieces have been included in Museums’ permanent collections.

3162

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3161 Chinese Green Peking Glass Vase 18th/19th Century Dramatic baluster form of vibrant swirling monochromatic hue, tall slender foot below a compressed shoulder rises to flared rim. {Height 8 1/4 inches} Provenance: From a Private British Collector.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3162 Chinese Gilt Bronze Figure of Shang ShiZhe Buddha Late Qing Dynasty Robed form sits upon a rectangular cushion with hands held together in prayer, a serpent form rises from hands with incense burner hanging from its mouth, a Buddhist design on base. {Height 4 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3163 Chinese Gilt Bronze Figure of Seated Maitreya Buddha 19th Century The form sits upon a doubled lotus pedestal framed by a mandorla of waves, both hands gesture while holding a lotus flower in each, elaborate jewelry and headdress with extensive inlay work of turquoise and coral stones, rectangular base supports entire figure, inscription on base back, a Buddhist design on base. {Height 13 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $30,000 / 50,000

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3164 Chinese Bronze Wine Pouring Vessel Late Shang Dynasty Extended double spout, one with pointed end, flanked by two finial forms with spiral ruyi head pattern, body with panels of geometric designs, single dragon handle on one side, blade like tripod feet taper down to sharp points. {Height 7 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3165 Chinese Gilt Bronze Figure of a Seated Guan Yin 19th/20th Century A double lotus pedestal supports the crowned figure, one leg crosses the other with a hand raised to her cheek, scroll bordered clothing drapes down to floor, a Buddhist design on base. {Height 10 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3166 Chinese Gilt Copper and Enamel Seated Buddha 3167

Late 19th Century Figure sits with legs crossed upon a well-enameled double lotus pedestal, colorful robes of gilt bat and cloud motifs, thick beaded hair with turquoise dot, inscription on base back, a Buddhist design on base. {Height 10 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2000 3167 Chinese Bronze Seated Figure of Guan Yin 19th Century Form sits upon reclining elephant while holding a cylindrical element, flowing ribbon garments, elaborate headdress and jewelry, lotus blossoms support scriptures behind, hollowed interior. {Height 10 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3168 Asian Gilt Bronze Standing Figure of Buddha 19th Century Voluptuous form stands on a double lotus pedestal while gesturing with one hand, tiered headdress with beaded garments and necklace, square base with Buddhist designs on sides and bottom. {Height 7 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3168

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3171 3169 Six Rare Chinese Bronze Money Knives and Coins

3171 Tibetan Gilt Bronze Figure of a Vajrapani

Warring States Each with a green tone; two circular buttons with rounded square apertures; two face masks with subtle incised decorations; the two sharp point knives with eye inscriptions and ribbed handles. {Length of knives 5 1/2 inches}

19th Century Semi-wrathful form with bulging eyes and curly red beard sits upon a crouching lion, one hand gestures while the other holds a conch shell, elaborate armor and headdress, long flowing ribbons above arms, a Buddhist design to base. {Height 7 1/4 inches} Provenance: From a Distinguished Bay Area California Collector.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

Estimate: $10,000 / 15,000

3170 Chinese Gilt Spot Bronze Incense Burner with Wood Cover

3172 Chinese Gilt Bronze Eight-Armed Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva

18th/19th Century Of elongated lobed form, beautifully carved openwork key fret and ruyi head design to lid, carved LingZhi malachite handle, body of leaf form lappets and gilt inclusions flanked by dragon handles, an eight character mark “Da Qing Yong Zheng Geng Yin Nian Wu” on base. {Height 10 1/2 inches} Provenance: From a Distinguished Bay Area California Collector.

Estimate: $8000 / 12,000

Late 19th Century Serene facial expressions to all four faces, gilt skin with multiple arms and hands in various gestures, beaded jewelry and floral bordered garments, elaborately designed headdress, sits upon a lotus pedestal, a seven character mark “Da Qing Qian Long Nian Jing Zhao” on front of base. {Height 11 3/4 inches} Provenance: From a Private British Collector.

Estimate: $2000 / 3000

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3175

3173 Tibetan Gilt Bronze Figure of a Six-Armed Mahakala 19th Century The wrathful deity stands upon a human elephant figure on a lotus pedestal, multiple hands hold various objects including garlands of severed heads and a flayed elephant skin, skull headdress rises to red hair, a Buddhist design on removable base. {Height 7 inches} Provenance: From a Private British Collector.

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3174 Chinese Gilt Bronze Figure of Seated Shakyamuni Qing Dynasty Sits upon a double lotus pedestal with right hand gesturing toward the ground, dark beaded hair rises to conical top knot, simplistic robes drape over body, a seven character mark “Da Qing Qian Long Nian Jing Zhao” on base back. {Height 6 1/2 inches} Provenance: From a Private British Collector.

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3175 Pair of Japanese Inlaid Kozoka Knives with a Metal Box and Tray

3176

Meiji Period Both knives with handle decorations on each side, the first of a man sitting beneath bamboo trees, the second of a lion, peony and butterfly; the box is lined with black lacquered wood, lid of two figures in a boat under a tree and moonlit sky, signed on right, stamp in metal on base, matching wood tray with metal rim. {Dimensions of box 2 1/8 x 5 1/2 x 4 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1500 3176 Chinese Inlaid Silver Export Tea Box 20th Century Tall rounded form of six lobed vertical panels, lid with ornately designed wire handle, body and lid inlaid with coral, turquoise and colorful enamels depicting various blossoming trees and birds. {Height 7 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 Lot 3177 Mark 3177 Fine Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Censer with Cover

3177

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Late Qing Dynasty Rounded square form, cover with gilt open work lotus designs, turquoise ground with colorful chrysanthemum pattern throughout, central images of two deer in opposition, neck flanked by strong geometric handles, gilt dragon detail on all four legs, a six character mark “Da Ming Xuan De Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 15 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $2500 / 3500

3178 Chinese Gilt Bronze Cloisonné Enamel Vase (YuHuChunPing) Qing Dynasty Classic pear shape with ruyi head border at rim, continuous scrolling lotus pattern of bold primary colors on a turquoise ground, lappet foot band, black “Shou” symbols throughout, a three character mark “Qian Qing Gong” encircled by a dragon and waves on base. {Height 14 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $3000 / 5000 3179 Fine Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Dish Qing Dynasty Roundel depicts an avian form and peony flowers rising out of water on a white ground, interior and exterior turquoise band with gilt tracery and colorful foliage encircles central image and base. {Diameter 9 inches} Provenance: From a Private European Collector.

Lot 3178 Mark

3180 Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Tripod Censer and Cover Late 19th Century Six paneled sides of sections, black ground highlights the vibrant lotus motif, gilt symbols, borders and tracery throughout, body flanked by irregularly formed gilt handles with square apertures and key fret pattern, a four character mark “Kang Xi Nian Zhi” on base {Height 14 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3178

Estimate: $2500 / 3500 3181 Small Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Bowl 18th Century Turquoise ground with colorful lotus scrolls to exterior, gilt rim and foot, gilt tracery throughout. {Height 2 1/4 inches} Provenance: From a Private European Collector.

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3182 Chinese Yellow Cloisonné Enamel Censer Late Qing Dynasty Colorful Buddhist symbols and lotus scrolls to body, gilt rim rises to two arched handles, turquoise interior, a four blue character seal “Qian Long Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 5 inches}

3179 3180

Estimate: $2000 / 3000

3181

3182

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Chinese & Japanese Horn & Ivory: Lots 3183 - 3196 3183 Small Finely Carved Chinese Horn Libation Cup 19th Century Decorated with an intricately designed scene of figures standing on rocks below a large pine tree, a crane flies among ruyi head clouds above, sits on small wood stand. {Height 3 1/8 inches}

Estimate: $3000 / 4000 3184 Large Chinese Ivory Figure Carving of Guan Yin 19th Century Naturally curved shape depicts robed form holding a leafy branch and an elaborate basket of flowers, headdress with meditating figure and flame halo, an ornately carved phoenix stands to the side while holding a hanging rolled scripture in its beak, dark pigments highlight carved details throughout. {Height 24 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500

3183

3184

3185 Chinese Ivory Figure Carving of a Lady 19th Century Female shyly covers body under modest robes while adjusting an earring, hair is folded under a small headdress of carved scroll work, black pigments highlight hair and eyes. {Height 12 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3186 Chinese Ivory Figure Carving of Maiden 19th Century Robed form stands with fan and large intricately carved flower in each hand, hair is coiled up under avian form decoration, patterns highlighted by black pigment. {Height 12 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3187 Chinese Carved Ivory Inlaid Hanging Vase with Cover

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3186

Republic Period Subtle baluster form of intricate fine carvings throughout, cover surmounted by coiled dragon with lapis eyes, band of inlaid treasure stones, scroll pattern and masks with rings encircle cover; body decorated with archaistic style designs and figures in high relief, flanked by mask and ring handles attached to a chain element with large open work design at top, carved seal on base. {Height 15 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800

3188 3189

3190 3188 Chinese Carved Ivory Figures of Eight Immortals with Wood Stand Republic Period Slightly curved rectangular form, finely carved with several figures in various poses among clouds, trees and flowers, incised details and patterns delicately highlighted by pigments. {Length 12 1/4 inches}

3191

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3189 Chinese Ivory Figure Carving of Guan Yin with Child 18th/19th Century Seated form gently holds youth with vessel in lap, rich caramel hue highlighted by darkened features, details and deeply carved folds in robes. {Height 6 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3190 Chinese Ivory Carving of a Lotus Leaf with Frog 18th/19th Century Long tapered form in the likeness of a large curling leaf with stem, a small finely carved frog with black inlaid eyes sits to one side, of ivory and caramel hues. {Length 4 3/4 inches} Provenance: From a Private European Collector.

Estimate: $1500 / 2500

3192

3191 Eight Chinese Carved Ivory Figures of Immortals

3192 Fine Japanese Ivory Netsuke of a Tea Picker

19th/20th Century Robed and bearded male forms of various sizes mounted to wooden stands, each holds various objects and staffs including gourds, peaches, swords and arrows. {Tallest 5 3/4 inches} Provenance: From a Private European Collector.

Estimate: $1200 / 1800

Estimate: $1200 / 1800

Early 19th Century Jovial male figure holds long beard in hand, carries large basket over his shoulder with one foot raised, garments of incised floral, leaf and cloud designs. {Height 2 1/2 inches}

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3194 3193 Japanese Ivory Netsuke of a Seamen with Toad, Signed by Yoshitomo Late 18th Century Balding figure smiles while holding a large peach, one foot raised under intricately designed robes of dotted clouds, oversized three-legged toad sits upon shoulders, signed on reverse. {Height 3 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3194 Japanese Ivory Figure Carving of a Fisherman on Platform Late Meiji Period Smiling figure sits upon a tall stool, disc shaped hat with incised details on clothing, various boxes lay next to the figure’s side, holds a fishing basket suspended by a rope, signed on basket bottom. {Height 9 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3195 Japanese Erotic Carving in Ivory of Three Figures 19th Century Two robed male figures surrounding a naked female figure, each in a different pose, finely incised details highlighted by black pigments, signed on bottom. {Length 2 3/4 inches}

3196

Chinese & Japanese Wood Carving and Lacquer Ware: Lots 3197 - 3234

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3196 Japanese Inlaid Ivory Shibayama Lamp with Wood Stand Late Meiji Period Slightly curved cylindrical form, one side of inlaid ivory depicting an impressive avian form resting on a blooming prunus tree branch with peonies and character mark below; verso of gilt bamboo groves to wooden ground; circular stand with openwork floral scrolls. {Height 36 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $4000 / 6000 3197 Pair of Chinese ZiTan Wood Square Ice Boxes 19th Century Each of tapered square shape with two raised gilt bamboo form bands to body, hanging gilt metal handles on each side, both supported by wooden stands with four curved legs. {Height 19 inches}

3197

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Estimate: $1200 / 1800

3199

3198

3200

3198 Chinese Carved Bamboo Figure of Guan Yin 19th Century Robed form sits upon a rock formation while holding a vessel in the left hand, finely carved features and hair, small smiling figure in prayer kneels at the side. {Height 11 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3199 Pair Chinese Export Wood Lacquer Boxes with Panels Qing Dynasty Each lid depicts gilt scenes of beauties and scholars gathered in an intricate courtyard garden setting, rectangular side panels of woven mat material above double key fret borders, flared foot with dragon and chrysanthemum designs. {Each 7 1/2 x 18 x 18 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3200 Rare Chinese Export Gilt Lacquer Sewing Box with Ivory Fittings Qing Dynasty Box of black ground decorated with ornate gilt paintings of figures in courtyard settings and various foliage and flowers, four wooden dragon head feet, gilt metal handles and locks; both lid and drawer open to reveal finely carved ivory sewing instruments kept in various compartments, pin cushions and colorful threads included. {Dimensions 6 3/4 x 15 x 11 1/2 inches}

3201

Estimate: $3500 / 4500 3201 Two Chinese Yumu (Northern Elm) Display Shelves Qing Dynasty Both with irregular and alternating shelves of various shapes and sizes, decorative open work corner supports, each with one drawer and one cabinet of two doors adorned with archaistic style designs, gilt metal hardware with slightly green patina. {Each 68 1/2 x 34 1/2 x 12 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3202 Chinese HongMu (Mahogany) Altar Table 19th Century Slender rectangular shape with curved ends, a continuous LingZhi pattern carved in openwork borders the bottom of table top and sides, the four legs decorated with vertical sections of raised wood. {Dimensions 32 x 46 3/8 x 16 1/2 inches}

3202

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

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3205 3204

3203

Lot 3206 Detail

3206 3203 Chinese Folding Rosewood Horseshoe Armchair

3205 Large Chinese Yumu (Northern Elm) Long Table

19th Century Traditional design with carved dragon form crest highlighting the center back, rectangular collapsible seat made of several wooden cylindrical sections, both arms curve outwards, foot rest decorated with metal ruyi and diamond designs. {Dimensions 36 1/2 x 27 x 24 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3204 Chinese Carved HongMu (Blackwood) Display Shelves 19th Century With alternating shelves of similar rectangular shapes and sizes, elaborately carved borders and apron depicting scrolling vine and lotus patterns, open work details throughout, back splat with two writhing dragons among ruyi head clouds and side panels with bats, mirrored back. {Dimensions 55 1/2 x 24 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800

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18th/19th Century Rectangular top with a finely designed apron of dragons and bats, recessed legs with floral motif and carved bracketed feet, one hidden drawer on either side. {Dimensions 46 x 88 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches}

3206 Pair of Rare and Unusual Chinese ZiTan (Sandal) Wood Armchairs Early Qing Dynasty Of an elegant horseshoe design with every element finely carved in the likeness of bamboo stalks, each curved back is decorated with circular and rectangular reserves depicting bamboo trees, caned seats with cross bar supports, the arms gracefully curve outward. {Dimensions 40 3/4 x 27 x 22 inches}

Estimate: $60,000 / 80,000

3207

3208

3210

3209 3207 Fine Chinese HongMu (Blackwood) Long Table Mid Qing Dynasty Tall rectangular form, continuous apron carved in open work with stylized key fret pattern on each side, recessed legs with substantial side rails create frame like decorative element. {Dimensions 39 1/2 x 68 3/4 x 17 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $4000 / 6000 3208 Chinese Carved HongMu (Blackwood) Bat Bench Late Qing Dynasty Long rectangular form, three paneled back with central bat medallion carved in relief flanked by separate coin and bat designs, apron of simple line decoration. {Dimensions 37 1/2 x 63 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $3000 / 4000

3211 3210 Chinese HongMu (Blackwood) Chess Table 19th Century Low rectangular shape with ends curving inward, carved bamboo stalk borders, apron of grape vine open work design, side panels decorated with grapes and leaves in relief. {Dimensions 13 x 37 1/2 x 16 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3209 Pair Chinese ZiTan Mu (Sandalwood) Armchairs with Tea Table 20th Century Each chair with solid curved arm rests of scroll and key fret carvings, three paneled black and white marble backs separated by thick wooden key fret borders, open work key fret aprons, geometric form legs with floral design; small rectangular table with matching leg and apron elements. {Each chair 39 3/4 x 28 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $3000 / 4000

3211 Chinese HongMu (Blackwood) Cabinet 19th Century Solid rectangular shape, double doors with relief carvings of figures floating among swirling clouds, each side panel with bat and coin motif, brass mounted hinges and lock, doors open to reveal one shelf inside. {Dimensions 30 x 42 1/2 x 18 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $2500 / 3500

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3212

3213

3214

3212 Rare and Fine Chinese Natural Gourd Vase, Signed Ma 19th Century Globular shape rises to thick banana leaf neck and ivory rim, body carved with continuous mountain landscape scene of pine trees, figures and horses; inscribed poem on reverse, a four character mark “Tao Guang Nian Zhi” on base. {Height 12 1/2 inches} Provenance: From a Distinguished Bay Area California Collector.

Estimate: $2500 / 3500 3213 Very Fine Chinese Carved Bamboo Brush Pot Qing Dynasty Front depicts a beautiful and finely carved courtyard garden scene with figures socializing below a thick canopy of various layered trees. {Height 6 1/4 inches} Provenance: From a Distinguished Bay Area California Collector.

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3215

3214 Chinese Carved Bamboo Arm Rest Late Qing Dynasty Slightly curved rectangular form, depicts a carved relief of clouds floating above a smiling robed figure standing among crashing waves. {Height 9 1/8 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1200 3215 Fine Chinese HuangHuaLi Wood Brush Pot 18th/19th Century Smooth glossy wood of natural brown and deep caramel hues. {Height 6 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3216 Chinese Carved ZiTan Wood Brush Pot 19th Century Front carved with a scene in high relief of figures walking up a winding mountain pathway of stairs, large intricate pine trees throughout; reverse carved in the likeness a of smooth knotted log. {Height 8 1/8 inches}

3216

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Estimate: $1000 / 1500

3219 3217

3218

3217 Chinese Carved Bamboo Incense Cylinder Late Qing Dynasty Tubular form carved with continuous landscape of figures conversing and playing games beneath a large pine tree, openwork bamboo groves and pine trees, black discs on top and bottom with removable top. {Height 11 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3218 Chinese Cherry Wood Display Shelves 19th Century Elaborately carved design featuring a grapevine motif and lappet borders throughout, base with shelves and four curving legs below a large compartmentalized cabinet of removable glass side panels and locking front panel, key included. {Dimensions 82 3/4 x 36 x 12 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3219 An Unusual Chinese Gourd Cricket Box with Turtle Shell Cover, Signed

3220

19th Century Waisted body carved with an intricate mountainous landscape scene, ivory rim rises to an openwork turtle shell cover depicting delicate lotus flowers and two moveable cranes, cover opens to reveal hollowed interior, signed with inscription below rim. {Height 6 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3220 Fine Chinese Carved Bamboo Brush Pot 18th/19th Century Traditional cylindrical form decorated with an intricately carved river landscape, boating figures float along water below impressive rock work and large pine tree; clouds and full moon verso. {Height 6 1/8 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3221 Unusual Chinese Carved Wood Gourd Box 18th/19th Century Of double gourd form carved in relief with large finely designed leaves, curling vines, small gourds and an insect. {Height 5 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

3221

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Lot 3223 Signature

3222

3223

3224 3222 Chinese Rosewood Painted Lacquer Cabinet 19th Century Of tall tapering rectangular shape supported by four feet, side panels exquisitely painted with gilt landscapes, top with key fret border surrounding intricately designed lotus scrolls and central lotus medallion, double doors open to reveal large storage space. {Dimensions 52 x 30 x 17 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3223 Chinese Carved Bamboo Incense Holder Qing Dynasty Tubular form carved with continuous landscape of figures conversing and playing games beneath a large pine tree, openwork bamboo groves and pine trees, black discs on top and bottom with removable top, signed on body near base. {Height 9 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3224 Chinese Carved Hua Li Burl Wood of the Poet, Su DongBo

3225

19th Century Finely carved portrait of a bearded figure with hat and furrowed brow emerges out of the naturally twisted roots and knots of the wood. {Height 29 inches}

Estimate: $1800 / 2800 3225 Japanese Gilt Wood Carving of a Standing Guan Yin Early Meiji Period Figure is draped in long robes with elongated ears and beaded hair, both hands gesture while standing upon a double lotus pedestal, leaf form mandorla with ruyi cloud and floral carvings, supported by substantial hexagonal base of diamond and LingZhi patterns; removable figure and mandorla. {Height 29 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3226 Fine Japanese Portable Wood Gilt Lacquer Chadansu

3226

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19th Century Exterior of golden speckled ground decorated with folding fans and one central gilt floral design, with brass mounts, removable front panel opens to reveal two mesh backed latticework sliding panels above two drawers. {Dimensions 14 3/4 x 16 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

Lot 3228 Signature

3227

3228

Lot 3229 Signature

3229

3227 Japanese Three Case Gilt Lacquer Inro with Gilt Ojime and Wood Netsuke 19th Century Black and gilt speckled ground with beautiful circular chrysanthemum and peony motifs on both sides; gilt ojime with floral design; wood heart-shaped netsuke carved with chrysanthemum flowers. {Height 3 1/8 inches}

Estimate: $2500 / 3500 3228 Japanese Four Case Inlaid Red Lacquer Inro with Ivory Netsuke, Signed Meiji Period Rich hue with mother-of-pearl lotus flowers among green leaves and curling stems, winged insect sits next to waterwheel; quartz bead ojime; ivory netsuke of standing robed figure holding a basket and peach branch. {Height 4 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $3000 / 4000 3229 Japanese Four Case Gold Lacquer Inro with Coral Ojime and Ivory Netsuke, Signed Koryusai

3230

Meiji Period Solid gilt ground, one side depicts a tortoise with shell of rocks and trees, a crane flies overhead; reverse of a youth with teapot and turtle, signed on bottom case; coral bead ojime; ivory figural netsuke of an elder with staff and deer, signed Ihokusai on base. {Height 3 inches}

Estimate: $2500 / 3500 3230 Fine Japanese Four Case Inlaid Ivory Inro with Coral Ojime Meiji Period Front depicts a beauty holding a fan adorned with phoenix headdress and elaborate kimono of gilt and silver inlay; reverse of intricate red peony design with butterfly flying above. {Height 3 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $2500 / 3500 3231 Japanese Three Case Wood Inro with Wood Netsuke, Signed Tosho

Lot 3231 Signature

19th Century One side depicts large blooming peony flowers, the reverse with an intricate lion form hunched over while licking its paw, inlaid eyes; bone ojime carved with diamond apertures and circular pattern; wood netsuke of a seated lion with curling mane and tail, signed on base. {Height 2 5/8 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500

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3233

3232

Chinese Textiles & Thangka: Lots 3235 - 3242

3234 3232 Rare Japanese Wood Netsuke of an Entertainer 19th Century Hooded figure stands while smiling with left leg raised, holds a mask with angry expression in left hand, right hand holds stick form, robe decorated with delicately carved string ties and tassels. {Height 3 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3233 Japanese Four Case Inlaid Gilt Lacquer Inro with Agate Ojime and Ivory Netsuke Late 18th Century Two sides decorated with asymmetrical landscapes of rocks, flowers, buildings, a waterfall and river, the remaining sides of irregular coral-red and gilt flecked pattern; agate LingZhi ojime; ivory netsuke of standing figure with deep russet shadows. {Height 2 1/8 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3234 Rare Chinese Gilt Biscuit Inkstick, Made by Hu KaiWen

3235

Qing Dynasty Front with a finely carved fish jumping out of water, title inscribed above; verso with a mountain top and seaside building; “Da Qing Qian Long Nian Zhao” mark on one side, “Made by Hu Ke Wen” on the other side. {Height 4 3/4 inches} Provenance: From a Private European Collector.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3235 Chinese Embroidered Silk Ladies Robe Mid Qing Dynasty Vibrant pink, fuchsia and blue flower blossoms upon a deep black background, bottom of crashing waves; extremely ornate earth-toned borders with ruyi lappet details depict various scenes of figures and landscapes along edges and collar; cuffs with intricate floral and peacock designs; gilt metal bead front closures. {Height 47 inches}

Estimate: $1800 / 2800 3236 Chinese Embroidered Silk Phoenix Robe Qing Dynasty Caramel fabric accent by designs in pastel hues, various sprigs of flowers and bamboo highlight central phoenix motif; intricate floral bands on collar and cuffs, borders of black piping; lined with turquoise fabric. {Height 46 1/2 inches}

3236

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Estimate: $1200 / 1800

3237 3237 Chinese Embroidered Silk Dragon Robe 19th Century Golden dragons fly among colorful ruyi clouds and flowers on a dark blue background; collar, cuffs and bottom hem with golden bats, richly colored waves and lotus flowers; gilt metal bead closures. {Height 46 inches}

3238

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3238 Chinese Yellow Imperial Kesi Dragon Robe Qing Dynasty Three gilt dragons fly among ruyi clouds, flames, peaches and bats on a golden yellow ground, hem decorated with multicolored diagonal stripes rising to a band of swelling waves; cuffs and shoulders with golden dragons and ruyi heads; dark blue silk lining; side closures with buttons of gilt metal. {Height 52 inches}

Estimate: $30,000 / 50,000 3239 Chinese Embroidered Kesi Thangka 19th Century Figure sits upon a lotus pedestal floating above water, snakes rise from the its head, clouds and flowers surround golden mandorla and vibrant red halo. {Dimensions 38 1/4 x 25 1/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3240 Chinese Embroidered Silk Thangka of Buddha 19th Century Central Buddha image surrounded by four figures, clouds, fruit offerings and flowers, vibrant gold and plum colored mandorla; fabric border with black ground and golden medallion pattern. {Image 37 3/4 x 26 inches}

3239

3240

Estimate: $1500 / 2500

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Chinese & Japanese Paintings and Prints: Lots 3243 - 3287

3242

3241

3243

3245 3244

3243 Gao JianFu (1879-1951) Winter Bird

3241 Fine Tibetan Gold Painted Thangka of Fortune God

Hanging scroll, ink and color on xuan paper. On upper right signed a dedication to Mr. Mo Ran, and artist’s name with three seals reading: “Gao Lun, Jian Fu Pu, Nian Xiao Xin.” {Image 51 x 21 inches}

19th Century Gilt ground with colored imagery, central semi-wrathful deity stands upon a lion form and lotus pedestal, mandorla of various blue striations surrounded by large blooming red flowers, each corner houses a different enlightened being, red painted characters verso. {Image 26 1/2 x 18 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3242 Tibetan Painted Thangka of One Hundred Hands Guan Yin 19th Century Standing female form with delicate and finely painted jewelry and garments, headdress of multiple colored faces and lobed halo, eight arms hold various Buddhist symbols, mandorla of hundreds of hands, surrounding areas with additional enlightened beings. {Image 41 x 29 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

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Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3244 Attributed to Xu BeiHong (1895-1953) Cat Hanging scroll, ink and color on xuan paper. On upper right dated in 1941, signed artist’s name, with two seals reading: “Xu, Bei Hong.” {Image 22 1/2 x 11 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3245 Liu GuoSong (Born: 1932) Abstract Landscape Framed, ink and color on xuan paper. On lower left signed painter’s name, dated in 1967, and with a seal reading: “Liu.” {Image 23 x 23 inches}

Estimate: $2000 / 3000

3246

3247

3250

3249

3248 Fu BaoShi (1904-1965) Red Robe Lu Han

3248

Framed, ink and color on xuan paper. Titled “Dian Liang Shou Fu,” a dedication to Mrs. De LiangDing, dated in 1945, signed painter name, with a seal reading “Fu Bao Shi” on upper left. Two seals read “Bao Shi Qian Shou, Wang Wang Zui Hou” on the lower right. {Image 32 x 24 inches}

Estimate: $2000 / 3000

3246 Zhu DeQun (Born: 1920) Morning Glory Framed, ink and color on xuan paper. On lower right signed name both Chinese and English. {Image 31 x 23 inches}

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3247 Ding ShaoGuang (Born: 1936) Morning Star

3249 Attributed to Zhang DaQian (1899-1983) Landscape Hanging scroll, ink and color on xuan paper. On upper right signed poems, dated in 1940, signed artist’s name, with two seals reading: “Da Qian, Zhang Yuan.” {Image 50 x 24 inches} Provenance: From a Private European Collector.

Estimate: $1000 / 1200 3250 C.C. Wang (1907-2003) Landscape

Framed, water color on paper. The lower center signed both English and Chinese artist’ name, “Ding Shao Guang” and dated in 1987. {Image 32 x 32 inches}

Hanging scroll, ink and color on xuan paper. On right upper dated in 1972, and signed painter’s name with a seal reading: “Wang Ji Qian Mu.” One seal on the lower left: “Xi An Cao Tong.” {Image 27 x 20 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $2000 / 3000

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

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3251 Attributed to Qi BaiShi (18641957) Happy Family Fish Hanging scroll, ink and color xuan paper. On upper titled “Yu Jia Le,” signed painter’s name with a seal reading: “Bai Shi.” One seal on lower left: “Ji Ping Tang.” {Image 53 x 13 inches}

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3252 Bai XueShi (Born: 1915) Li Jiang River Hanging scroll, ink and color on xuan paper. On upper center signed poems, dated in summer 1984, with artist’s name and a seal reading: “Bai Xue Shi.” {Image 37 1/2 x 22 inches}

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3253 Pu Ru (1896-1963) Scholar in Autumn Mountains Hanging scroll, ink and color on xuan paper. Upper right signed poems, painter’s name, with two seals reading: “Pu Ru Shi Yin, Xin Yu.” {Image 50 x 26 inches}

3252

3253

3251

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3254 Qiao WenAn (Born: 1944) Marilyn Monroe Mounted, oil on canvas. The lower right signed, “Qiao Wenan,” in both Chinese and in English. {Image 31 x 23 3/4 inches} Published: Contemporary Chinese Art of Master Works, Beijing, 1998.The Encyclopedia of Chinese and Foreign Celebrities, 1998, China. The Cultural Department of China of the Yishu Zhongguo, Beijing, 2006. Qiao Wenan graduated from the Fine Art Department of Shanghai University in 1968. He has been living in the USA since 1988. His first Prize at the El Cerrito Art Exhibition in CA, 1993. He is honored as one of the hundred outstanding Contemporary Chinese Artists and literati in 1998. Note: Appropriated from photo spread featured in Playboy, Issue #1, December 1953.

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3255 Attributed to ShangHai School (19th/20th Century) Album of Flowers and Birds 3254

3255

Mounted, ink and color on paper. Album consists of twelve leaves. Each signed with artist’s name, date and with seals. {Each image 12 x 10 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $3000 / 4000

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3258 3256 Attributed to Xu Gu (1823-1896) Fruits Hand Scroll, ink and color on xuan paper. On upper left dated in 1895, signed artist’s name, and with a seal reading: “Xu Gu Shu Hua.” The end of painting signed by Qian Jun Tao, authenticating the work and with his two seals. {Image 107 x 11 1/8 inches}

Estimate: $3000 / 4000

3257

3257 Liu KuiLing (1885-1967) Goats with Sunflower Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk. On upper left, a dedication to Mr. Zhong Wen, signed artist’s name, with a seal. {Image 50 x 16 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $3000 / 4000

3259

3258 Anonymous (19th Century) Gui Fei Hua Tu Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk. On upper right titled: “Song Chen Ju Zhong Gui Fei Zhan Hua Tu.” {Image 28 x 45 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 2000 3259 Qi BaiShi (1864-1957) Morning Glory Flower Framed, ink and color on xuan paper. On lower left, signed 90 years old Bai Shi Lou Ren at Jin Hua, with a seal reading: “Qi Bai Shi.” {Image 36 1/2 x 13 inches}

Estimate: $5000 / 7000

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3260 Wen Ding (1766-1852) Visiting a Friend

3260

Mounted, ink and color on paper. On upper left dated in Tao Guang period (1821-1850). Signed artist’s nickname, “Ho Shan Wen Ding” with two seals reading “Wen, Ding.” {Image 42 x15 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $2500 / 3500 3261 Fei DanXue (1801-1850) Hiding and Seeking Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper. On upper left, signed poems, painter’s name with two seals reading: “Fei Dan Xue Yin.” Another two seals on the lower left. {Image 34 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3262 Attributed to Qiu Ying (Ming Dynasty) Serenade in the Moonlight Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk. On right side Signed artist’s name, with a seal reading: “Shi Zhou” {Image 31 x 15.5 inches} Provenance: From a Private California Collector.

Estimate: $3000 / 5000

3261

3262

3263 Guan ShanYue (1912-2000) Spring River Hanging scroll, ink and color on xuan paper. On upper titled, dated in 1988, signed painter’s name, with two seals reading: “Guan Shan Yue, Guan Shan Yue Yin.” {Image 35 x 18 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3264 Li KeRan (1907-1989) Waterfall Mountain Hanging scroll, ink and color on xuan paper. On upper left signed poems, dated in 1988, with artist’s name, and a seal reading: “Ke Ran.” {Image 37 x 18 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $2500 / 3500

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3265 Attributed to Chen ShaoMei (1909-1954) Leisurely Amusements by a Spring Stream Hand scroll, ink and color on xuan paper. On the two calligraphy sections signed artist’s name and with two seals reading: “Shao Mei, Chen Yun Zhang.” {Image 5 x 191 inches, Calligraphy 5 x 53 inches}

Estimate: $2500 / 3500 3266 Wu Zhen (1878-1949) Landscape Hand scroll, ink and color on xuan paper. On end of painting signed poems, artist’s name, dated in 1941, with two seals reading: “Wu Dai Qiu, Bao Jin Ju Shi.” {Image 12 x 93 1/5 inches}

Estimate: $2000 / 3000

3265

3266 3267 Wei ZiXi (1915-2003) Scenery of Autumn Mountain

3268 Attributed to Fu BaoShi (1904-1965) Watching the Waterfall

Hand scroll, ink and color on xuan paper. On upper right titled “Jiao Shen Tu,” dated in 1991, signed artist’s name, and with two seals reading: “Wei Zi Xi Yin, Zi Xi Shu Hua.” {Image 28 1/2 x 144 inches}

Hand scroll, ink and color on paper. One end of painting on upper left dated in 1942, signed artist’s name, with a seal reading: “Fu.” On lower right seal reads: “Jin Ren Mu Gu Gu Ren Mo Shui.” {Image 13 1/2 x 141 inches}

Estimate: $2500 / 3500

Estimate: $3000 / 4000

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3272 3271

3271 Yu Hui (Born:1959) Waterfall

Framed, ink and color on silk. Six various standing and robed beings float among vibrant magenta and beige toned clouds, inscription on upper left corner. {Image 70 x 34 x inches}

Mounted, ink and color on xuan paper. On upper left titled: “Yun Quan Luo Bao.” {image: 27 x 20 inches} Note: Artist is currently the Director of the Research Department at the Beijing Palace Museum. Director of the Ancient Calligraphy & Painting Department of Beijing Palace Museum (1900). Published many paintings, books and articles all over the world.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

Estimate: $1200 / 1800

3270 Yu Xi Xiang (Born: 1929) Xi Shan Chun Xiao

3272 Gan Tong (Qing Dynasty) Funny Immortal Weng

3269 Anonymous (Qing Dynasty) Buddhas

Mounted, ink and color on paper. The upper right dated in 2009, signed painter’s name with a seal reading: “Yu Xi Xiang Yin.” {Image 28 x 27 inches} Note: Chinese Artists Association member in Nan Jing. He has joined many exhibitions and has been awarded all over the world for his work.

Four Chinese hanging scrolls, ink and color on paper. On each painting signed artist’s nickname with a seal. On last painting, upper with signed poem, a dedication to “Bao Wo Da En Shi” with painter’s name, and two seal reading: “Gan Tong Shi Yin, Zui Xia.” {Each image 57 x 15 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

Estimate: $2000 / 3000

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3278

3276 3275 Ren Xun (1834-1893) Crane

Hanging scroll, ink and color on xuan paper. The upper right signed a dedication to Ru Zhang, with artist’s name, and two seals reading: “Ren Xun Yin, Fu Chang.” One seal on lower left. {Image 53 x 26 inches}

3275 3273 Song BaiPing (Born: 1964) Calligraphy in Official Script Mounted, ink on paper. On calligraphy mid center dated in 2009, signed artist’s name with three seals: “Song Bai Ping Yin, Han Jiang Diao Weng.” {Image 26 x 25 1/2 inches} Note: Artist has been included in many exhibitions and has received many rewards in China. Specliazies in little Li Style Calligraphy.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3274 Anonymous (Qing Dynasty) Birds and Flowers

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 3276 After Hua Yan (1682-1756) Golden Valley Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk. On upper left signed poems, dated, artist’s name, and with two seals reading: “Hua Yan.” {Image 68 x 26 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3278 Kong XiaoYu (1899-1984) New Year Offerings

Framed, ink and color on silk. On right lower with a few collection of seals. {Image 41 x 12 inches}

Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper. On upper left titled: “Sui Han Qin Pin.” Dated in 1961, signed painter’s name, with two seals reading: “Si Xie Guan, Kong Xiao Yu Yin.” One seal reads “Si Xie Guan” on lower right. {image 60 x 16 1/2 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500

Estimate: $2000 / 3000

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3280 3279 HuangShen (1687-1768) Dong Bo Paly Inkstone Hanging scroll, ink and color on xuan paper. The upper left signed poems, artist’s name, with two seals reading: “Huang Shen, Gong Shou.” One seal on lower right reads: “Zhi Nong Zen Shang.” {Image 52 x 26 1/8 inches}

Estimate: $2500 / 3500

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3280 Guo MuRuo (1892-1978) Calligraphy in Running Script Mounted, ink on xuan paper. On lower left dated in 1966, signed artist’s name, with two seals reading: “Gu Mu Rao, Tang Tin.” {Image 53 1/2 x 26 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3281 Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950) Korean Daido Gate Japanese woodblock print, signed artist’s name by hand on lower bottom, Jizuri seal on lower left. Very good impression and color. {Image 10 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches} Provenance: From a Private San Francisco Collector.

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 3282 Kiyoshi Saita (1907-1997) One Afternoon in Aizu Japanese woodblock print, signed by the artist, Kiyoshi Saito, with a seal on the lower left, dated in 1960. Very good impression and color. {Image 10 1/8 x 15 1/8 inches} Provenance: From a Private San Francisco Collector.

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Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3283 Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950) Gion Shrine Gate Japanese woodblock print, signed artist’s name and title by hand on lower bottom, Jizuri seal on lower right. Very good impression and color. {Image 14 3/4 x 9 1/8 inches} Provenance: From a Private San Francisco Collector.

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Estimate: $1200 / 1800

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3287

3284 Leonardo Fujita (1886-1968) French Girl

3286 Masami Teraoka (Born: 1936) Namiyo At Hanauma Bay

Japanese woodblock print, signed both Japanese and English artist’s name on lower right. Very good impression and color. {Image 15 1/2 x 9 inches} Provenance: From a Private San Francisco Collector.

Japanese color lithograph on buff arches paper, framed. Signed and dated 1985, with inscription on upper right. Published by Editions Press, San Francisco, with blind stamp, one of nine impressions made. Very good impression and color. {Image 24 7/8 x 35 7/8 inches} Note: Accompanied by a letter of authenticity signed by Artist, Master Printer and Editions Press Director.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 3285 Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1992) Imperial Temple Japanese woodblock print, signed Japanese artist’s name, and title on lower right, dated in 1967. Very good impression and color. {Image 14 1/5 x 9 1/8 inches} Provenance: From a Private San Francisco Collector.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

Estimate: $1000 / 2000 3287 Yekko Ogata (1859-1920) Women’s Daily in the Keio Time Japanese woodblock prints, mounted album consists of 36 leaves on both sides. Good impression and color. On each leaf: titled, signed artist’s name, and with seal. {Each image 13 x 8 3/4 inches}

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

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From A & J Speelman Collection A & J Speelman established an oriental art gallery in London in 1976, that has been a family owned antique business for three decades. They are specialists in this field, focusing on Asian Art that is eclectic and diverse, but concentrating on rarity and quality. It was a delight to meet Mr. Jules Speelman in London. I was very impressed with his collection as well as his professionalism and his significant knowledge of Chinese art history. He showed great generosity in allowing me to select each piece for our Fine Asian Art auction.  Offering these items from the Speelman collection elevates our California auction house to international standards.  In 2006, an auction house in Hong Kong had an exclusive sale of Mr. Speelman’s Ming gilt Buddha collection which achieved remarkable results setting record prices for such Chinese works of art.   Michaan’s is pleased to be able to offer these pieces at auction. Sarah Zhu, November 2, 2009

Lot 3288 Seal

3288 3288 Small Rare Carved Ivory Figure of Standing Guan Yin, Signed Zhen He China Late Ming Dynasty (16th/17th Century) Robed form holds a scroll in left hand, darkened carved details and features emphasize the rich caramel tones throughout; signed on inlaid wood piece on back. {Height 4 inches} Provenance: From the English A&J Speelman Collection.

Estimate: $4800 / 6800

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3289 3289 Small Standing Gilt Bronze Monk Holding an Alms Bowl China 18th Century Figure stands upon an ovoid lotus pedestal, serene facial expression with elongated ears, holds a small vessel in right hand, a lotus pattern to robe; stands on wooden base. {Height 3 1/4 inches} Provenance: From the English A&J Speelman Collection.

Estimate: $3200 / 3800

3290 Buffalo Horn Carving of GuanYin and Attendant China Wanli Mark and Period (1573-1619) The Bodhisattva is depicted seated on an elephant, and is carved in the round. She looks down at a young boy attendant who makes an offering of a vase that contains a coral sprig. The Bodhisattva is dressed in a long flowing robe, and a scarf that billows in the wind. A ruyi scepter is held in her left hand, and her hair is tied up above the head in a double topknot. The hollow interior is sealed by a brown lacquered wood base – the centre of which bears a six-character Wanli mark of the period, written in gold and framed by an irregular double gold line around the edge. {Height 7 3/16 inches} Provenance: From the English A&J Speelman Collection. Note: Similar Examples: Chinese Art Volume III, by R. Soame Jenyns edited by William Watson, Phaidon, Oxford, 1981 – no. 147 illustrates a horn figure of Guanyin that is marked in the same way. The Arts of China after 1620 by William Watson and Chuimei Ho, Yale University Press, 2007 – figure 128 illustrates a standing buffalo horn figure of Guanyin, from The Field Museum, Chicago.

Estimate: $30,000 / 50,000

Lot 3290 Mark

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3291 Small Chinese Cinnabar Lacquer Rectangular Box and Cover 19th Century Lid depicts two figures sitting beneath a large pine tree overlooking an impressive mountain range; body surrounded by bands of swastika patterns; black interior and base. {Length 3 3/8 inches} Provenance: From the English A&J Speelman Collection.

Estimate: $1200 / 1800

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3292 Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Double Gourd Vase 16th Century, Ming Dynasty Decorated with scrolling lotus flowers and leaves on a turquoise ground, gilt rim, base and tracery throughout. {Height 5 inches} Provenance: From the English A&J Speelman Collection.

Estimate: $2200 / 2800 3293 Chinese Cinnabar Lacquer Libation Cup

3293 3292

16th Century, Ming Dynasty Of peach form decorated with lychee leaves to an intricate floral patterned ground. {Width 4 1/8 inches} Provenance: From the English A&J Speelman Collection.

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 3294 Rare Turquoise Glazed Plate in the Form of a Lotus Leaf China Kangxi Period (1662-1722) Organic shape rises to a scalloped rim, incised veins on interior and exterior emanate from a circle at each center. {Diameter 11 1/8 inches} Provenance: From the English A&J Speelman Collection.

Estimate: $12,000 / 18,000

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3295 Blue and White Porcelain Baluster Vase with Blue Underglaze Decoration China Kangxi Period (1662-1722) The vase has a flared neck and rounded shoulders – the body contracting as it descends to its narrowest point before flaring out above the foot. The main body of the vase is painted with figures in a rocky landscape with a lake, and trees amongst clouds – the style of the painting free and natural. The figures are gathered on a natural terrace by the water’s edge where two officials – one of whom is fishing – are gathered along with assembled attendants and a warrior. Three different geometric bands encircle the neck – one at the base and two in the middle. The underglaze blue is particularly deep, bright and successfully fired – the shading creating a real sense of tonal graduation. This distinctive colour comes from the type of cobalt used at this period that originated from Yunnan, and produced a different tone from that of the Ming dynasty. {Height 17 1/8 inches} Provenance: From the English A&J Speelman Collection. Note: Similar Example: Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong: Qing Porcelain from the Palace Museum Collection Forbidden City Publishing, 1989 – figure 14 (within the Kangxi section).

Estimate: $88,000 / 98,000

Lot 3295 Base

3295 3296 Polychrome Soapstone Group of Mother and Child Amongst Rockwork

3296

China QianLong Period (1736-1795) Figures interact playfully while surrounded by jagged rocks, intricately and finely carved clothing, features and decorations, subtle color highlights the stone’s warm luminous quality; sits upon a rectangular rock form base. {Height 6 3/4 inches} Provenance: From the English A&J Speelman Collection.

Estimate: $4200 / 4800

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3297 Pair of Cinnabar Lacquer Wall Vases with Gilt Bronze Mounts China QianLong Period (1736-1795) The vases have convex fronts decorated in cinnabar lacquer, and plain flat backs lacquered black. Each bulbous body is carved with a main panel; one depicts a rider and his horse – drinking at a lakeside – and also a crouching man carrying a banner. The other panel depicts a horse being led by a youth, observed by two officials. These panels are bordered by a LingZhi head band, at the shoulder, and by a stylized interlocking lotus flower band, below. The foot is simply decorated with flower sprays, and the necks by two key-fret borders either side of a simple line of scrolling flowers; all the carvings are delineated against a fine diaper background. The vases are further embellished by gilt bronze dragon handles – one on each shoulder – and supported under the foot rim by three gilt bronze lions, with heads turned upwards. All the mounts are lacquered on the reverse – the black lacquer contemporaneous with that on the back of the vases. {Height 5 7/8 inches} Provenance: From the English A&J Speelman Collection. Primary Collection From: Galerie Delplace, Brussels, 10th September 1941. Note: Exhibited: Oude Kunst uit Leuvens Privebezit, 18th July – 18th October 1964 at the Musée Municipal de Louvain, Belgium – catalogue no. P/24. Similar Example: Carved Lacquer in the Collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, 1985 – no. 283 illustrates a cinnabar lacquer box and cover that is mounted with gilt bronze dragon handles.

Estimate: $88,000 / 98,000 Lot 3297 Detail

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3298 Pair of Imperial Jardinieres with Cinnabar Panels Inset into Painted Borders on a Rare Blue Ground China QingLong Period (1736-1795) The jardinieres are rectangular in form with outward curving sides and a flared rim, supported on gilt bracket feet. The four sides are each inset with a rectangular cinnabar lacquer panel of the highest quality carving depicting figures in landscapes and on pavilion terraces. The background, decorated in painted lacquer, illustrates lotus flowers and scrolling leaves amongst a stylized chain link design; this is outlined in gilt, and painted in dark blue, red and dark green against a rare lighter blue ground. The inside is plain, containing removable liners with handles. {Dimensions 5 1/2 x 13 15/16 x 18 inches} Provenance: From the English A&J Speelman Collection. Note: Similar Examples: ‘The Complete Collection of Chinese Art: Chinese Lacquerware’ Volume 6 (Qing Dynasty), Fujian Meishu Publishing House, 1993 - page 93 illustrates a box that can be compared in terms of the lacquer technique, design and colors. ‘Masterpieces of Chinese Carved Lacquerware in the National Palace Museum’, Taipei, 1971 - plate 50: compare the carved panels on this jardiniere for quality, form and subject matter.

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Estimate: $120,000 / 180,000

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3299 Seated Gilt Bronze Figure of Shakyamuni Buddha Tibet 16th/17th Century Serene facial expression is framed by elongated ear lobes and spiraled beadwork hair with top knot, seated in vajrasana with hands in dhyana and bhumisparsa mudras seated on a separately cast double lotus base. {Height 10 1/2 inches} Provenance: From the English A&J Speelman Collection.

Estimate: $68,000 / 88,000

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3300 Seated Gilt Bronze Portrait of the Fourteenth Abbot of Ganden Tibet ca. 1525-1540 Gilt copper alloy, pigment Tibetan inscription on base According to the inscription in Tibetan language carved in the base of the statue, this portrait represents the monk Rin chen `od zer. The inscription is in two parts, separated by an incised carving of a vajra. The first portion of the inscription reads: “Shri Ma na (sic: ma ha) gu ru pan ratna pa’ da”, this is in fact a Sanskrit verse of reverence including the Sanskrit translation Ratna of the monk’s personal name in Tibetan, Rin chen, “Reverence to the holy great guru Pan (for Pandita) Ratna.” The second part of the inscription reads: “Dga’ ldan `tshoms”, which is referential to the assembly of monks at Ganden (Tibetan: dGa’ ldan), the major monastery near Lhasa. Consultation of biographical and historical sources in Tibetan language allows identification of this monk and an understanding of the historical context of his life. This monk was an important master at the Ganden which is the first monastery of the Gelug pa (dGe lugs pa) order, founded by Tshong kha pa in 1409. Footnote: Vaidurya Ser po (composed late 17th century), page 66, biography of Chos rje Rin chen `od zer and Mkhas btsun bzang po, Biographical Dictionary of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism, Dharamsala, 1973: vol. 6, p. 133, biography of Rin chen `od zer of Ganden. Rin chen `od zer served as the Fourteenth Abbot or Khri chen (throne holder) of 3300 Ganden. He was born in the region of Tolung (stod lung) not far from Lhasa. He started his studies at the Gelug pa monastery Drepung where he took his monastic vows. He studied both tantra and sutra, as well as astrology, for which he wrote a special manual which is still part of the Gelugpa monastic curriculum. When he was 46, he left Drepung for Ganden where he joined the Jangtse college in 1508, which meant that he was responsible for the residents of the 12 monastic faculties inside Jangtse college. He was personally interested in the arts as evidenced by the important commission of a gilt copper statue of Amitabha, which became one of the most important sculpturese of the Jangtse college. He served the seven year term as throneholder and abbot of all of Ganden monastery from 1522 until 1529. After his retirement, he continued his teaching in Ganden until his death. The statue is hollow cast with an incised double vajra on the sealing plate. The inscription is in front of the monk, centered around the vajra which separates the two portions of the inscription. He is seated in the lotus position, his hands forming the gesture of teaching (dharmacakra). There is no indication in the inscription that this was created as a memorial image after his death. In view of his commission of the gilt copper statue of Amitabha during his tenure at Ganden, it is quite possible that this gilt copper portrait was made at this time.

The multiple floral and geometric scrolls of the robes are very delicately modeled with the designs in very minute scale, clinging to his body. The face is very stark and the lean body is seated in attentive meditation pose. Although the inscription does not use his full name, Rin chen `od zer , there can be no doubt as to this identification due to the inscription of Ganden, and among all the abbots of Ganden, only he had the personal name Rin chen, Ratna, used in this inscription. -Dr. Amy Heller, Nyon, May 6, 2008 {Height 10 3/4 inches} Provenance: From the English A&J Speelman Collection.

Estimate: $58,000 / 68,000

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3301 Gilt Bronze Figure of a Vasudhara Nepal 14th Century Vasudhara is the ‘Goddess of Well Being’ - granting everything that is needed for a life blessed with prosperity, wealth, fertility, and without hardship; she is the Buddhist counterpart of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi, and is very popular in Nepal - particularly in the Kathmandu Valley where agriculture is of great importance. In this gilt bronze, she is depicted in the six-armed tantric form. She carries a book to signify that she is the disseminator of wisdom; the ear of corn as the symbol of abundance, nourishment and fertility; the vessel of gems symbolizing spiritual wealth; and a jewel to symbolize material wealth. The goddess sits at ease on a flat oval base in lalita asana with her right leg extended and the foot resting on a small lotus flower pedestal. She wears a dhoti around her waist and is adorned with regal jewellery and a five-pronged floral crown; the latter screens her topknot of hair that is surmounted by a vajra - representing her spiritual power. Her face bears a gently smiling expression. {Height 6 inches} Provenance: From the English A&J Speelman Collection. Note: Similar Examples: ‘Himalayan Bronzes’ Technology, Style, and Choices by Chandra L. Reedy, University of Delaware Press, Newark and Associated University Presses, London - figures N273 and N276. ‘On the Path to Enlightenment’, The Berti Aschmann Foundation of Tibetan Art at the Museum Rietberg Zurich, published in 1995 - page 152.

Estimate: $42,000 / 48,000

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3302 Gilt Bronze Figure of a Bodhisattva Nepalese 14th Century Seated at ease (Lila Asana) the lower right foot resting on a lotus flower, the right arm is outstretched in the gesture of charity, the raised left hand positioned to hold the stem of a lotus flower. The Bodhisattva is elaborately adorned with a five crested tiara inlayed with turquoise, the bare torso decorated with jewellery of similar work in the form of arm and ankle bracelets, necklace, belt and ear rings. A clinging dhoti with engraved floral designs covers the legs. {Height 5 1/2 inches} Provenance: From the English A&J Speelman Collection.

Estimate: $80,000 / 88,000

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BUYER’S DEFAULT If a Buyer fails to pay for purchased Property, or otherwise does not comply with these Conditions of Sale, the Buyer shall be in default. In addition to all remedies available in law, to MA and to the Consignor, the Buyer shall be liable for the entire Purchase price. Additionally, at our option, we may either cancel the sale and retain all payments made by Buyer as well as retain any and all Property of Buyer in our possession as security against payment of the sums in default, or we may re-offer the Property for sale, at auction or privately, without reserve. Buyer shall be liable to us and the Consignor for the additional fees, commissions and costs on both sales (including handling, storage and court costs and attorney’s fees) resulting from the cancellation or resale of the Property and in the event of resale, any deficiency which may result. RESCISSION The sole and exclusive remedy, available only to the original buyer, is the limited right of rescission set forth herein. MA will cancel the sale of Property if the original buyer establishes to our satisfaction that there has been a breach of the Consignor’s warranty of title, or that the identification of Authorship* of the Property as set forth in Bold Type Heading is not substantially correct, based on a fair reading of the Catalogue (as may be amended by posted or announced changes.) IN ALL INSTANCES, YOU MUST GIVE WRITTEN NOTICE TO US WITHIN SIX (6) MONTHS OF THE SALE OF THE PROPERTY, SETTING FORTH THE BASIS FOR YOUR CLAIM AND, AT YOUR SOLE EXPENSE AND RISK, RETURN THE PROPERTY IN QUESTION TO MA WITHIN SEVEN (7) DAYS AFTER NOTICE IS GIVEN AND IN THE SAME CONDITION AS WHEN SOLD. Upon review of the claim and the property, if we are satisfied with the bases for your claim and the property is in the same condition it was in when sold, MA will rescind the sale and return to you the Purchase price, unless we have already remitted funds to the Consignor. In that event, and at MA’s sole discretion, MA shall either pay you as provided above, or shall pay you only that portion of the Purchase price retained by us (the Seller’s commission, the buyer’s premium and any sales taxes collected) and on your behalf make demand on the Consignor for the 73

balance and upon receipt of the funds remit same to you. Should the Consignor refuse to return the funds to you or to MA, we shall disclose the Consignor’s identity and assign to you any and all rights MA may have against the Consignor. Any and all liability MA may have as agent for the Consignor shall thereupon terminate. BUYER EXPRESSLY UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT MA SHALL HAVE NO OTHER LIABILITY TO THE BUYER EXCEPT FOR THE RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE AND THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL MA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR COMPENSATORY DAMAGES OR LOSS OF PROFIT OR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. *Authorship refers to the maker or creator of the Property, and the period, social culture, and origin of the Property as stated in the Bold Type Heading for a given lot in our catalogue. It does not refer to the descriptions which may be contained in the information below the Bold Type Heading. MISCELLANEOUS a. Modification: No modification or amendment of the Conditions of Sale shall bind MA unless contained in a writing signed by MA, except as may be posted or published as noted above or verbally announced at time of sale. b. Severability: If, for any reason, any part of the Conditions of Sale is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining portion shall be valid and enforceable. c. Successors and Assigns: The Conditions of Sale shall be binding on all the heirs and assigns of the Buyers and bidders and inure to the benefit of MA’s successors and assigns. d. Jurisdiction, Venue, Choice of Law: Dispute resolution shall occur in Alameda County, California, USA. The provisions of the Conditions of Sale will be construed and disputes determined by application of California Law, without regard to conflicts of law. e. Notice, Service of Process: Buyers agree to accept all notices and service of process relating to dispute resolution at the address provided by Buyer on any registration forms required to be executed as a condition of bidding in our auction. f. Dispute Resolution: All disputes and claims arising out of or relating to events and actions covered herein, brought by or against us, shall be resolved by mediation or binding arbitration in accord with the procedures set forth below. This provision does not apply to claims brought by the Buyer directly against the Consignor, including, but not limited to any action brought pursuant to the rescission provisions noted above OPTIONAL SHIPPING PROVISIONS Shipping, insurance packaging and handling of purchased lots is at the risk and expense of the purchaser. As a service to the purchaser, MA may ship appropriate items solely via United Parcel Service, (UPS) Ground. MA will not ship by any other method including USPS, and property requiring freight shipment. MA will, in no event insure the property whether or not packaged and shipped by MA. MA shall not, under any circumstances, be liable for the loss, theft or damage to property, including, but not limited to selection of shipper, the acts or omissions of any shipper or the acts or omissions occurring in packing for shipment. It is the purchaser’s responsibility to obtain a shipping quote for any lot being offered, from an outside shipper, prior to the auction date. (As a courtesy, MA may provide quotes for items to be shipped via UPS). Post sale determination of shipping costs does not constitute grounds for cancellation of any purchase made at auction. Purchasers are advised that large and fragile items can be expensive and that MA will ship no property without first obtaining consent from the purchaser and only after packing and shipping costs have been disclosed by MA. When MA is to pack and ship, MA will provide to the bidder with a quote for cost of packing and handling and the UPS fee. The Purchaser is responsible for any insurance of the shipment. Shipment will not be made until both all sums due MA including the shipping and handling fees as quoted, and written confirmation is received that insurance has been waived or has been obtained by purchaser. Shipment may take up to 21 days after payment is received. MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION PROCEDURES (a) Within 30 days of written notice that there is a dispute, the parties or their representatives may meet at a time and place mutually agreed upon, to mediate their differences. If the parties agree, a mediator acceptable to the parties shall be selected. The mediator shall be an attorney, trained in mediation techniques and familiar with commercial law and the California Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). The mediator’s fees shall be shared equally and paid by all parties. At the mediation, all parties shall have actual authority to settle the dispute. Any statements made during, and all aspects of, the mediation process shall be kept confidential and shall not be admissible in any subsequent arbitration or judicial proceeding. Any resolution shall be confidential. (b) If the parties cannot agree to mediation, or if mediation does not resolve the dispute, or in any event no longer than 60 days after receipt of written notice referred to above, the parties shall submit the dispute for binding arbitration before a single neutral arbitrator jointly selected, or absent agreement, selected from the panel of Arbitrators provided by the American Arbitration Association (AAA). If, within 15 days, the parties cannot agree on an arbitrator, then AAA shall select one (1) person as arbitrator in accord with AAA rules. The arbitrator shall be an attorney, experienced in commercial law and with the UCC. The arbitrator shall be required to follow the law in making his award, and the award shall be in writing and shall set forth findings of fact and legal conclusions.(c) The arbitration shall occur within 60 days of the selection of the arbitrator, in either Oakland or San Francisco, California, unless the parties agree to another location. Discovery and the procedure for the Arbitration shall, unless otherwise agreed to by the parties, 74

follow the procedures and policies of AAA governing commercial arbitration, subject however to the following modifications: 1. All arbitration proceedings shall be confidential. None of the parties nor the arbitrator, may disclose the existence, content or results of the arbitration without the written consent of all parties. 2. The parties shall attempt to agree on the issues to be arbitrated, or identify the disputed issues in writing no later than 45 days prior to arbitration. 3. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, discovery, if any, shall be limited as follows: (a) Requests for no more than 10 clearly identified categories of documents, to be provided to the requesting party within 14 days of written request therefore; (b) Depositions: No more than two (2) per party, provided however, the deposition(s) are to be completed within one (1) day; (c) Compliance with the above shall be enforced by the arbitrator in accord with California law. 4. Each party shall have no longer than eight (8) hours to present its position. The entire hearing before the arbitrator shall not take longer than three (3) consecutive days, unless all parties agree otherwise in writing. The award shall be made in writing no more than 30 days following the end of the proceeding. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof. Each party shall bear its own attorney’s fees and costs in connection with the proceedings and shall share equally the fees and expenses of the arbitrator. This auction is being conducted in compliance with section 2328 of the Commercial Code, section 535 of the Penal Code, and provisions of the California Civil Code. Bonded pursuant to California Civil Code sec 1812.600 et seq. Bond # 70044066

Bid Increments Minimum Value from US $ 0 from US $ 50 from US $ 200 from US $ 500 from US $ 1000 from US $ 2000 from US $ 5000 from US $ 10000 from US $ 20000

Maximum Value to US $ 49 to US $ 199 to US $ 499 to US $ 999 to US $ 1999 to US $ 4999 to US $ 9999 to US $ 19999 and above

Expected Bid Increment US $ 5 US $ 10 US $ 25 US $ 50 US $ 100 US $ 250 US $ 500 US $ 1000 US $ 2500

Definitions of Authorship: This is to qualify the relationship between the object and the named person in the catalogue. The following conventions for attribution are used by Michaan’s Auctions: Giovanni Bellini: In our opinion a work by the artist. When the artist’s forename(s) is not known, a series of asterisks, followed by the surname of the artist, whether preceded by an initial or not, indicates that in our opinion the work is by the artists named. Attributed to Giovanni Bellini: In our opinion probably a work by the artist but less certainty as to authorship is expressed than in the preceding category. Studio of Giovanni Bellini: In our opinion a work by an unknown hand in the studio of the artist, which may or may not have been executed under the artist’s direction. Circle of Giovanni Bellini: In our opinion a work by an as yet unidentified by distinct hand, closely associated with the named artist but not necessarily his pupil. Style of ......; follower of Giovanni Bellini: In our opinion a work by a painter working in the artist’s style, contemporary or near contemporary, but not necessarily his pupil. Manner of Giovanni Bellini: In our opinion a work in the style of the artist and of a later date. after Giovanni Bellini: In our opinion a copy of a known work of the artist.

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The term signed and/or dated and/or inscribed means that in our opinion the signature and/or date and/or inscription are from the hand of the artist. The term bears a signature and/or date and/or inscription means that in our opinion the signature and/or date and/or inscription have been added by another hand. “bearing signature...”/”bearing date...”/”bearing inscription...” In our opinion the signature/date/inscription is by a hand other than that of the artist. Typical Headings: FURNITURE George III Mahogany Chest of Drawers Third Quarter 18th Century This heading, with date included, means that the piece is, in our opinion, of the period indicated with no major alterations or restorations. George III Mahogany Chest of Drawers This heading, without the inclusion of the date, indicates that, in our opinion, the piece, while basically of the period, has undergone significant restoration and alteration. George III Style Mahogany Chest of Drawers The inclusion of the word “style” in the heading indicates that, in our opinion, the piece was made as an intentional reproduction of an earlier style. BRONZES Antoine-Louis Barye This heading indicates that the casting and patination were done by the artist or with his direct authorization or supervision. Cast After a Model by Antoine-Louis Barye This heading indicates that the casting and patination of a known Barye model were done by another, i.e., artisans at the F. Barbedienne or other foundry. CERAMICS Meissen Porcelain Cup and Saucer Late 19th Century This states that the cup and saucer were made at the Meissen factory in the last quarter of the 19th Century. Meissen Porcelain Cup and a Saucer Late 19th Century Again, this states that the cup and saucer were made at the Meissen factory in the last quarter of the 19th Century, but it also indicates that the cup and saucer may not have been “born” together. Meissen Porcelain Cup and Saucer Circa 1900 This states that the cup and saucer are of Meissen style, and although of the date specified, not necessarily made at the Meissen factory. ‘Meissen’ Porcelain Cup and a Saucer 19th Century This states that the cup and saucer are of Meissen style, and although of the date specified, not necessarily made at the Meissen factory. Meissen Porcelain Cup and Saucer The title without a specific date simply states that the pieces were made at the Meissen factory but does not specify when, implying that their age is questionable.

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