Large Polychrome Wood Figure of Guanyin, Ming Dynasty
Large Polychrome Wood Figure of Guanyin, Ming Dynasty
Classic Auction No. 716 from New York

Important Chinese and Asian Works of Art, Part II

2016-12-16T17:00:00.000Z2016-12-16T19:00:00.000ZNew York & Onlinehttps://auctionata.com/en-us/s/1114/auction-important-chinese-and-asian-works-of-art-part-ii-december-2016 Part II of our Asian Art day features a selection of Chinese wooden sculptures, intricately carved jade pieces, and an exceptional selection of elegant porcelain. Also included in this auction is a stunning collection of Japanese Woodblock prints, thoughtfully selected and curated for the discerning collector. Friday, December 16, 12:00 pm EST
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Part II of our Asian Art day features a selection of Chinese wooden sculptures, intricately carved jade pieces, and an exceptional selection of elegant porcelain. Also included in this auction is a stunning collection of Japanese Woodblock prints, thoughtfully selected and curated for the discerning collector.
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2 | Dragon Bowl with Egg-Yolk Glaze, Xianfeng mark and period
  • Porcelain with egg-yolk glaze
  • China, Xianfeng period (1851-1861)
  • Fine thin walled bowl on a high foot, surrounded by a ruyi band
  • Exterior wall is lavishly embellished with a delicately incised pair of dragons chasing flaming pearls
  • In the center of the bowl is a Shou character
  • Base with six-character Xianfeng mark
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10 | Rare and Large Polychrome Wood Figure of Guanyin, Ming Dynasty
  • Wood with fine remnants of polychrome pigment
  • China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912)
  • Seated in rajalilisana, the posture of royal ease
  • Guanyin is shown here with a serene facial expression (sânta)
  • Downcast eyes are slightly opened, demonstrating outstanding carving skills with the depiction of the pupils
  • A slightly indented urna in the center of the forehead
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27 | Archaistic Jade GU Vase with Chilong and Phoenix, Qing
  • Carved translucent pale white jade
  • China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
  • Partly frost white veins and brown inclusions on the bottom
  • Carved as a squared beaker vase of GU form with flanges
  • The mid-section is covered with taotie masks in relief
  • Flaring neck and foot is decorated with stylized cicada leaves
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52 | Export Silver ‘Dragon and Bamboo’ Trophy, Canton, 19th C.
  • Silver
  • China, Canton, mid-19th Century
  • Marked underneath, Khecheong and three other hallmarks
  • Shaped into a trophy with a cover atop by a figure of a Chinese official
  • Flanked by a pair of bamboo shaped handles which develop into bamboo stalks throughout the neck
  • Globular body densely adorned with chiseled bamboo leaves and supported by a tapered stem of four dragons and bamboo stems
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84 | Fine Pale Celadon Jade Gourd Snuff Bottle, 19th/20th C.
  • Carved pale celadon jade
  • China, 19th/20th Century
  • Naturalistically sculpted in the form of a gourd with scrolling leaves and an adjoining smaller gourd in relief
  • A small insect placed on the dark specks on the bottom
  • Height: 3 7/8 in (9.8 cm)
  • Very good condition
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  • Auction announcements

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    06 December 2016
    Lot 10: The correct dating of this piece Ming dynasty (1368–1644). The correct description of the mudra is vitarka mudra.

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