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Auction Description for Czerny's International Auction House: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
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Exhibition: from Monday the 17th to Friday the 21tst of October from 9 am to 1 pm, from 3 pm to 6 pm Czerny's Premises Piazza Vittorio Veneto 17, 19038 Sarzana (SP), Italy

Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art (121 Lots)

by Czerny's International Auction House


121 lots with images

22 October 2016

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Sarzana (SP), Italy

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A fine pair of silver high footed bowls

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Description: dating: 19th Century provenance: China On a wide base, the bowls border is lobed and shaped as petals; engraved with birds on branches in bloom at the center, and featuring a mark, presumably of the silversmith, at the back. dimensions: diameter 16 cm.

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A fine pierced silver belt

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Description: dating: circa 1900 provenance: China Consisting of eighteen, pierced, silver plaques: the bigger one is decorated with a peacock among branches, and the other seventeen are smaller and decorated with small lions surrounded by vegetation. dimensions: length 80 cm.

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A fine pair of silver high footed bowls

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Description: dating: 19th Century provenance: China On a baluster-shaped base; the bowls have a finely-lobed border and are engraved with a peacock among flowers at the center; featuring a mark, presumably of the silversmith, and an export, sealing-wax seal at the inside of the base. dimensions: dimensions 16 x 9.5 cm.

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A beautiful and rare silver tea pot for export Luen Wo marked

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Description: dating: circa 1900 provenance: China Of refined, trunk shape and decorated in-relief with blackthorn flowers; handle shaped as a branch and featuring ivory decorations; provided with Luen Wo mark. Luen Wo was the most famous silversmith of Shanga. His high-quality works are compared to Wang Hing and they represent the highest expression of the Chinese export silvers quality. Compare to Christie's, Digital Sale; FROM EAST TO WEST, THE CONFLUENCE OF CULTURES IN CHINESE EXPORT SILVER; Online auction 16 – 28 October 2015; lot. 44. dimensions: height 15 cm.

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A fine and rare three-piece silver export tea service Wang Hing marked

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Description: dating: circa 1900 provenance: China Consisting of a teapot, a sugar bowl and a milk jug. Each object is asymmetrically shaped as a trunk and decorated in-relief with blackthorn flowers; handles shaped as a branch; the teapot featuring ivory decorations on the handle; each object featuring the Wang Hing & Co mark. An identical tea service marked Wang Hing was sold at Christie's, SALE 3280 – CHRISTIE's INTERIORS; 6 December 2011, London, South Kensington; lot.83. Wang Hing was presumably the most prolific silversmith in China (in Hong Kong) during the 19th Century. His works, toghether with Luen Wo's ones, are cosidered the highest expression of the Chinese export silvers quality. See also the Wang Hing & Co. production of silver objects for Tiffany&Co in the US. dimensions: height 10 - 7.5 - 7.5 cm.

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A fine pierced jade medallion

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Description: dating: late 19th Century provenance: China Of round shape, depicting two children in asymmetrical position. dimensions: diameter 5.5 cm.

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A nice round shaped white jade

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Description: dating: Republic (1912-1949) provenance: China Round, flattened shape, finely pierced and engraved with two bats holding two medals. dimensions: diameter 6 cm.

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A beautiful celadon jade necklace

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Description: dating: 20th Century provenance: China Consisting of one row of fifty-two celadon jade pearls; 18-carat gold clasp; assembled in Italy. dimensions: length 50 cm.

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A finely engraved jade buckle on wooden base

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Description: dating: late 19th Century provenance: China Finely carved and depicting a Quilong; on a restored wooden base. dimensions: length 8.5 cm.

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A beautiful engraved jade buckle

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Description: dating: 19th Century provenance: China Finely carved with a qilong on the body and featuring a hook-shaped head. dimensions: length 8.7 cm.

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A fine engraved jade

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Description: dating: Republic (1912-1949) provenance: China White-celadon jade of rectangular shape, finely engraved and pierced with a dragon and a squirrel in a wire fence made of woven branches and clouds holding a pearl. A similar jade was sol at Bonhams, AUCTION 22473: ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS; 13 October 2015, SAN FRANCISCO; lot. 3026. dimensions: dimensions 6 x 4 cm.

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A fine cloisonne box

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Description: dating: Qing (1644-1911) provenance: China Globular, flattened box; the cover is enameled with a five-nail dragon in front of the flaming pearl; decorated with floral motifs at the body and the base is enameled with a peony. The inside of the box is decorated with two phoenixes. Small missing parts at the enamels; pitting. Period: 18th-19th Century. dimensions: dimensions 16 x 10.5 cm.

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A painted Yixing tea pot

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Description: dating: 19th Century provenance: China Globular shape, painted with polychromy enamels, on black ground, depicting a dragon coming down from the clouds chasing the flaming pearls; metallic handles and spout; featuring two manufacture marks: one at the base and the other one on the cover. dimensions: height 13 cm.

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A rare painted Yixing vase with inscriptions and mark

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Description: dating: Republic (1912-1949) provenance: China Shaped as an upside-down, truncated cone and featuring a short, flared neck; the body is finely engraved and painted with a scene of a bird on peach-tree branches in bloom; two handles shaped as a lion head holding a ring in their mouth separate the decoration from severalengraved writings; the decoration is surrounded by two, brown bands; featuring the Fu Shen (愊生) mark at the base. Fu Shen is presumably the name of a shop or of a studio. dimensions: height 15 cm.

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A fine Yixing tea pot

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Description: dating: 19th Century provenance: China Elegant, bell shape; a relieved band divides the body; featuring writings on the body and a mark at the center of the base; the cover handle is shaped as two ruyi. Small chips on one foot and a small chip at the inside of the cover. dimensions: height 10 cm.

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A celadon glazed porcelain baluster vase

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Description: dating: late 19th Century provenance: China Globular body, slim body and flared, convex foot; all covered with celadon enamel; featuring the blue, apocryphal, six-character mark of the Emperor Kangxi. A chip on one foot and a small missing part at the enamel, on the body. dimensions: height 23.5 cm.

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A nice celadon glazed five-necked porcelain vase

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Description: dating: Republic (1912-1949) provenance: China Featuring a fine, tapered and long neck at the center; other four necks start from the oval body; it is completely covered by a fine, celadon enamel. The central neck featuring a chip at the inside, on the upper part. dimensions: height 37 cm.

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A pear shaped crackle glazed porcelain vase

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Description: dating: 19th Century provenance: China Pear shape, with fine, long neck; covered with light-brown, ge-cracklea enamel. dimensions: height 20 cm.

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A very fine and rare porcelain crackle vase

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Description: dating: 19th Century provenance: China Baluster shape, slim neck and reverted rim, covered by a crackle, light-celadon enamel; provided with two, deer-shaped handles on the long neck; a long, relieved band shaped as lions' masks enclosed in stylized, chrysanthemum leaves; bulb-shaped border featuring another relieved band decorated with Greek fret; the celadon-crackle base featuring old labels and writings of former collectors. Missing two, small horns at one of the two handles. dimensions: height 37.5 cm.

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A big and rare crackle porcelain snuff bottle

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Description: dating: 19th Century provenance: China Cylindrical shape, featuring a sophisticated, short and wide neck; covered with a beautiful enamel with double crackle - the marked ones create other thinner cracks; the base is enameled en suite and the half-sphere cover is made of red lacquer. See a very similar snuff bottle in the Robert Hall's catalogue, Chinese Snuff Bottles II, Including an important section from the Marian Mayer Collection; object number 9, Marian Mayer Collection, #61. Another similar, cracklè, snuff bottle painted in white and blue can be found in the Robert Hall's catalogue, Chinese Snuff Bottles XV, THE SB COLLECTION; obj. number 44. dimensions: height 10 cm.

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A nice aubergine glazed porcelain snuff bottle

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Description: dating: 19th Century provenance: China Pseudo-Meipinge shape, entirely covered with a fine, aubergine enamel; glazed, white base outlined with a thin, round foot; featuring a beautiful, coral cover ending in a small, bone shovel. dimensions: height 5.5 cm.

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A rare Robin's Egg porcelain snuff bottle Jing Wei Tang marked

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Description: dating: Qing (1644-1911) provenance: China Shaped as a pressed pear and covered with a spotted, turquoise, blue and violet enamel; at the inside of the raised foot is the three-character, blue mark Jing Wei Tang (敬畏堂). Missing cover. Period: 18th-19th Century.See another similar robin's egg enamel at Christie's, SALE 6052 – CHRISTIE's INTERIORS; 16 May 2012, London, South Kensinghton;lot. 631, the vase on the left. The Il marchio Jing Wei Tang Zhi mark is a hallmark that can be translated as: "made for the Veneration and Respect Hall". See the translation made by Sotheby's, SALE NUMBER L12215, CHINESE CERAMICS FROM THE COLLECTION OF PETER AND NANCY THOMPSON; 07 November 2012, London; lot.70; see also Nagel, Fine Asian Art, Auction 722; 05/06 June 2015; lot. 1969. Another possible translation is: Made for the Respectful Astonishment Hall". See translation made by Christie's, SALE 1264 – FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART; CHINA IV; 18 September 2003, New York, Rockefeller Plaza; see also Bonhams, AUCTION 18827: FINE CHINESE ART; 12 May 2011, London, New Bond Street; lot. 494. This Hall was presumably located in the Forbidden City. See Bonhams, AUCTION 18827: FINE CHINESE ART; 12 May 2011; London, New Bond Street; lot. 494, catalogue notes. dimensions: height 7 cm.

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A nice blu, white and violet porcelain snuff bottle

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Description: dating: 19th Century provenance: China Cylindrical shape, finely painted with blue and aubergine enamels and depicting a war scene with a dragon appearing from the clouds; the base is decorated with blue motifs at the inside of a blue circle; jadeite cover and ivory spoon. dimensions: height 8.5 cm.

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A blu white and aubergine porcelain snuff bottle

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Description: dating: 19th Century provenance: China Cylindrical shape, decorated with the "Undred Deer" motif in a white and blue landscape; featuring the apocryphal, six-character, blue mark of the Emperor Qianlong. Missing cover. dimensions: height 9 cm.

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A fine Meping shaped porcelain snuff bottle

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Description: dating: 19th Century provenance: China Finely painted in blue and aubergine enamel; decorated with a monkey under a pine, a wasp, a bird and a deer surrounded by a continuous landscape.The deer, the wasp and the monkey are symbols of good omen and they mean "you have to reach a good position and reward". In Chinese the term "deer" is a homophone of the term "reward", wasp is a pun of words to say "award, the terms "monkey" and "marques" have the same pronunciation. dimensions: height 7.5 cm.

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A nice porcelain snuff bottle with blu decoration Yongzheng marked

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Description: dating: 19th Century provenance: China Cylindrical shape, narrowing toward the convex neck ending in a bulging border; painted with a blue, continuous landscape; flat foot with a convex border forming a base with the blue, four-character mark of the Emperor Yongzheng. Missing cover. A similar snuff bottle, presumably of the same period, with the four-character mark of Yongzheng (slightly bigger), is described in the Robert hall catalogue Chinese Snuff Bottles XV, THE SB COLLECTION; lot number 56. See a similar snuff bottle marked Yongzheng in the Ernest Grandidier Collection at Musée National des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet, lot number G 4626. dimensions: height 7.5 cm.

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A painted glass snuff bottle

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Description: dating: Republic (1912-1949) provenance: China Round, flattened shape, painted at the inside; depicting a landscape on one side and flowers on the other. The upper part of the cover is missing. dimensions: height 6 cm.

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A rouleau shaped porcelain snuff bottle

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Description: dating: late 19th Century provenance: China Finely decorated in-relief on brown ground with a stork and a landscape; the brown base is painted with the apocryphal, four-character mark of the Qianlong Emperor. A small chip at the decoration. Missing cover. dimensions: height 7.5 cm.

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A very rare rouleau porcelain snuff bottle Daoguang marked and of the period

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Description: dating: Daoguang (1821-1850) provenance: China Painted in polychromy with the twelve, Chinese zodiac signs; the dragon appears from the clouds and the other eleven animals are on the ground; at the center of the thin, round foot is the iron-red, four-character seal mark of the Emperor Daoguang; the nephrite cover, shaped as a half-sphere, ends in a thin, ivory spoon. The enamel is slightly consumed from the use. A snuff bottle of the same shape and presumably of the same period, with the apocryphal, iron-red, four-character mark of the Emperor Chengua was sold at Sotheby's, auction HK0524, Snuff Bottles from the Mary & George Bloch Collection: Part IX; 24 November 2014, HONG KONG; lot. 190. The snuff bottle features the twelve Chinese zodiac signs: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. dimensions: height 5.5 cm.

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An elegant famille rose and encre de Chine porcelain snuff bottle

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Description: dating: Republic (1912-1949) provenance: China Globular and slightly pressed shape, featuring symmetrical decorations on both sides depicting a very fine, black ink ramage of leaves and ping flowers, with a gold and pink lotus flower at the center; featuring a gilded ruyi band under the cylindrical neck; thick, opaque, gold mouth (the continuous use probably damaged the gilding); provided with a beautiful cover shaped as a flattened capsule, made of celadon jade and blue, Beijing glass; ivory spoon; featuring the apocryphal, four-character mark of the Emperor Qianlong. dimensions: height 6.5 cm.

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Important and rare famille verte porcelain snuff bottle

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Description: dating: Jiaqing (1796-1820) provenance: China Tapered, oval shape with slightly-raised shoulders; finely moulded and pierced with nine, Buddhist lion playing and chasing brocade balls among clouds; the scene is enclosed in two, ruyi bands surrounding the foot and the neck; featuring an old label at the base. Missing cover. Between the 18th and the 19th Century, most of the Imperial production in Jingdezhen consisted in molded and monochrome snuff bottles like this, inspired to the ivory bottles from the palace workshops (the so-called 'imperial ivory” groups). See Robert Hall, Chinese Snuff Bottles II, Including an important section from the Marian Mayer Collection; pag. 22. A similar, famille rose snuff bottle marked Jiaquing and of the period was sold at Bonhams, AUCTION 18456: SNUFF BOTTLES FROM THE MARY AND GEORGE BLOCH COLLECTION: PART I; 28 May 2010, HONG KONG, JW MARRIOTT HOTEL, lot. 83. Another similar, famille rose snuff bottle marked Jiaquing and of the period was sold at Bonhams, AUCTION 20211: FINE CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES; 20 March 2012, NEW YORK; lot. 3. See another famille rose snuff bottle from Jiaquing period Bonhams, AUCTION 20524: THE PAUL BRAGA COLLECTION OF SNUFF BOTTLES, 24 November 2012, HONG KONG, ADMIRALTY, lot.21. Another famille rose snuff bottle, marked Jiaqing and of the same period was sold at Christie's, SALE 2801 – THE HILDEGARD SCHONFELD COLLECTION OF FINE CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLE, 21 March 2013, New York, Rockefeller Plaza, lot. 1025. A similar famille rose snuff bottle belongs to the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Galleria 236, Asian Art, second floor, collocation number 1939-31-31. See a similar similar, white, monochrome snuff bottle at Philadelphia Museum of Art, collocation number 1939-31-60. Another similar, red, monochrome snuff bottle marked Jiaquing and of the same period is described in the Robert Hall catalogue: CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLE XI – THE SNOWY COLLECTION, lot number 45. Another similar snuff bottle is described in Robert Hall Catalogue, Chinese Snuff Bottles II, Including an important section from the Marian Mayer Collection, lot number 14, Provenance: Marian Mayer Collection, #586. See another similar, blue, monochrome snuff bottle at The Burghley Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles, REFERENCE: CSBC 51. A similar, famille rose snuff bottle can be found at the Victoria & Albert Museum; nr. C.1698-910. The nine, Buddhist lions playing with the brocade balls among clouds create the rebus "deljiushitongju" (nine generations living in the same place) and are a good omen for a big and healthy family. dimensions: height 7 cm.

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A nice pair of famille verte porcelain dishes

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Description: dating: Kangxi (1662-1722) provenance: China Finely painted in famille verte tones and decorated at the center with a lobed circle depicting a a boy on the roof of a building, surrounded by flowers; featuring antique objects outside the circle, among three medals decorated with flowers; featuring precious objects on the external border; the center of the base featuring an underglaze mark shaped as a lotus flower inside a double circle. One of the two dishes featuring a hairline at the back, the other featuring a chip at the external border and a headline at the back. dimensions: diameter 23 cm.

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Large famille verte porcelain plate

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Description: dating: Kangxi (1662-1722) provenance: China Finely painted in famille rose tones, decorated at the inside with a scene depicting flowers and butterflies; featuring three, stylized, famille verte floral motifs on the external border; featuring an underglaze blue mark shaped as a lingzhi mushroom inside a double circle at the center of the large, iron-shaped foot. Two chips and small splinters on the external border; a slight headline on the inner border. See Christie's, Digital Sale, Sale 11217; Precious Cargo: Chinese Export Porcelain and Works of Art; 3 – 17 November; lot. 1582. dimensions: diameter 38 cm.

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A beautiful and rare famille verte porcelain dish

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Description: dating: Kangxi (1662-1722) provenance: China Painted in famille verte tones, decorated with One Hundred Antiquities objects, the external border decorated with precious elements; on a round foot with double ring, featuring an underglaze blue mark at the center, inside a double circle depicting a precious object. The dish featuring two hairlines, some chips at the border and at the foot. dimensions: diameter 27.5 cm.

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A beautiful and rare famille verte porcelain octagonal potiche

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Description: dating: Kangxi (1662-1722) provenance: China Sinuous, octagonal shape; each frame is painted in famille verte tones depicting branches in bloom behind rocks; hexagonal cover, decorated with floral motifs. The cover featuring a big headline; missing parts of enamel at the poticheha. dimensions: height 38 cm.

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A big famille verte porcelain baluster vase famille verte

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Description: dating: Republic (1912-1949) provenance: China Finely painted around the oval neck with a continuous landscape featuring famille verte characters; this scene is framed by two bands;one at the foot, depicting stylized, chrysanthemum leaves and the other depicting floral motifs near the base of the neck; finely decorated with a continuous landscape at the neck and featuring a floral band on the upper border. Tiny chip at the border continuing with a small spinning covered by an old restoration. Late Qing Dynasty/Republic of China. dimensions: height 60 cm.

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A rouleau porcelain famille verde vase

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Description: dating: 19th Century provenance: China Depicting a scene at the inside of a court hall; depicting three women in a garden at the neck; featuring the apocryphal, six-character, underglaze, blue mark at the inside of a double circle of the Emperor Kangxi.Provenance: A Ligurian (Italy) Private Collection. dimensions: height 46 cm.

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A beautiful rouleau shaped famille verte porcelain vase

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Description: dating: late 19th Century provenance: China Finely painted with a continuous scene starting from a terrace and continuing to a lake; this scene is enclosed in a fine band with rhombuses and featuring four areas painted with precious objects; painted with a continuous scene of a landscape at the neck. dimensions: height 46 cm.

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A rare and fine porcelain crackle brush washer

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Description: dating: first quarter of the 20th Century provenance: China Beautifully moulded, with flared body, wide shoulders, narrow neck and raised border; completely covered with a fine, cracklè, light-celadon enamel; the body featuring famille verte decorations and a scene depicting branches, flowers and leaves; featuring a very fine, ruyi-shaped band around the neck, decorated with famille verte floral motifs. Period: Late Qing/Dynasty / First Republic of China. dimensions: height 4.5 cm.

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A large and rare famille verte porcelain cache-pot

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Description: dating: 19th Century provenance: China Convex and flared neck, concave and curved body and foot bent toward the outside; finely decorated in famille verte tones with a continuous scene: from the inside of a court hall to the garden outside; two, fine handles depicting monsters and painted with polychrome enamels under the border. The external border with a perfectly-restored breakage (5x3 cm). dimensions: height 33 cm.

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A painted scroll

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Description: dating: late 19th Century provenance: China Finely painted in gold on blue ground and enclosed in a pink silk frame decorated with clouds, depicting Amitayus, the Buddha of long life, beside a stone, staring at a woman in the garden; the scroll featuring writings and seals, the writing on the left featuring Yao Yuan signature; the back is made of ping cloth, and features a writing on the external edge with Yao Yuan signature. Paper with folding. Yuan Yao was a Chinese, landscape painter born in Yangzhou, Jiangsu area, very active in the Qing dynasty. His date of birth and death are unknown. dimensions: dimensions 60 x 174 cm.

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A beautiful and rare silk Kesi roundel

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Description: dating: 19th Century provenance: China Finely decorated with the eight Buddhist symbols of good omen and flowers, featuring a lantern at the center. Featuring other fabrics at the sides. The decoration at the center is presumably related to the traditional Lantern Feast. See Celestial Silks, Chinese religious & court textiles; Judith Rutherford & Jackie Menzies; pag.44; obj. number 18. A similar lot was sold at Christie's, SALE 2108 – THE IMPERIAL WARDROBE: FINE CHINESE COSTUME AND TEXTILES FROM THE LINDA WRIGGLESWORTH COLLECTION; 19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza; lot. 80. dimensions: diameter 30 cm.

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A nice Kesi silk military rank badge (Buzi)

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Description: dating: 19th Century provenance: China Depicting a third rang soldier's wife; embroidered with a leopard on a rock; featuring Buddhist symbols of good omen among clouds and around a red sun. Small scraping on the border.Women were allowed to wear a rank badge. The distinction between male and female rank badges was made by positioning the red disk (symbolizing the sun) differently. Both military and civil rank badges feature the red disk (symblizing the Emperor). Men always have the sun up on their left, and the women on their right, in order to have a symmetrical badge. See The Journal of Antique and Collectibles – Chinese Rank Badge, 17 January 2005. A similar rank badge of the same period, featuring a tiger and with sun on the right (representing a fourth rank soldier's wife), was sold at Christie's, SALE 8791 – CHRISTIE's INTERIORS; 15 May 2013, London, South Kensington; lot. 760. A similar rank badge is at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sidney; Accession number: 237.2011. dimensions: dimensions 30.5 x 29 cm.

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A nice and rare

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Description: dating: late 19th Century provenance: China Depicting the Xiezhai, a mythological animal, on a rock representing the Censor, with two bats flying among the clouds; the ground is finely decorated with gold, woven swastikas. Cut in half and re-sewn, featuring small pitting. dimensions: dimensions 27.5 x 29 cm.

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A nice Kesi silk military rank badge (Buzi)

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Description: dating: 19th Century provenance: China Depicting a leopard on the stones, it represented a third-rang soldier's wife; surrounded by swastikas. Slight scraping on the border. dimensions: dimensions 29 x 29 cm.

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A beautiful and rare blue and white porcelain stem cup

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Description: dating: Yuan (1271-1368) provenance: China Featuring an elegant, flared border and set on a hollow, widened foot; the body is vividly painted in blue with a scroll of leaves and flowers; two curly, arabesque bands around the foot and at the inner border; decorated with a chrysanthemum twig at the inside. The enamel is slightly damaged. Provenance: Italian Private Collection A similar stemcup Yuan was sold by Sotheby's, Auction PF1607; Arts d'Asie; 23rd July 2016; lot 15. See also a similar stemcup with a figure at the inside, sold by Sotheby's, Auction HK0308, FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART; 8th October 2009, Hong Kong; lot 1690. See a similar sample also in The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong, Bulletin; Number Thirteen, 2002 – mid 2005; page 28, picture number 3. dimensions: dimensions 11 x 8 cm.

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A big blu and white porcelain dish

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Description: dating: Wanli (1573-1619) provenance: China Elegant, lobed border; painted in blue underglaze, on a white ground; depicting a stylized, small dragon at the inside; decorated with blue, floral motifs at the back; featuring underglaze, blue, four-character mark Da Ming Nian Zao at the base, inside a double circle. Featuring two, star-shaped headlines at the base and tiny chips at the border; some firing defects at the back. The Da Ming Nian Zao mark means "Made during the Great Ming Dynasty". An almost-identical dish belongs to the Topkapi Museum Collection in Istanbul; obj. number TKS 15/3669. See the book Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, A complete catalogue, Vol. 2, Yuan and Ming Dinasty Porcellains; Regina Krahl in Collaboration with Nurdan Erbahar, by John Ayens; Sotheby's Pubblication, pag. 582, fig. 787/8. dimensions: diameter 30 cm.

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A Kraak blu and white porcelain small dish

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Description: dating: Wanli (1573-1619) provenance: China Decorated with a medal at the center painted with a bird among bunches and vine leaves, enclosed by eight petals at the border decorated with floral motifs at the inside. dimensions: diameter 16 cm.

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A beautiful and rare blu and white porcelain tea pot

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Description: dating: 17th Century provenance: China Zigzag spout, bulb-shaped body and raised handle; finely painted in blue underglaze, featuring two frames depicting two Chimeras; at the top of the body is a round band decorated with flowers; handle and sprout decorated with clouds, the cover is decorated with floral motifs. Featuring a big, star-shaped headline on the body; a restored breakage on the border and some chips on the border and at the inside of the cover.A similar teapot was sold at Christie's, SALE 11640 – CHINESE EXPORT ART; 21 January 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza; lot. 197. See also the pair of teapots sold at Christie's, SALE 5262 – CHRISTIE's INTERIORS; 8 April 2014, London, South Kensington; lot. 47. Compare to the Guest & Gray teapot, Catalogue: Chinese Ming & Earlier Ceramics & Works of Art, Ref. Y441. dimensions: height 24 cm.

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Important, large and rare blu and white porcelain plate

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Description: dating: Jiajing (1522-1566) provenance: China Placed on a short, ring-shaped feet; the inside of the plate decorated with a beautiful ensemble of lotus flowers; painted with six flying storks and six clouds at the back; featuring Arabic writings and a five-pointed star at the base. A big headline at the center with a small restoration; a small glaze-defect. See a very similar plate at the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, lot number TKS 15/1892. See the book Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, A complete catalogue, Vol. 2, Yuan and Ming Dinasty Porcellains; Regina Krahl in Collaboration with Nurdan Erbahar, by John Ayens; Sotheby's Pubblication, pag. 721 fig. 1273 dimensions: diameter 40 cm.

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