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/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, 6:00 pm CET
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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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16 | Archaistic Yellow Jade Cicada Pendant, 18th/19th C.
  • Carved translucent yellow jade
  • China, 18th to 19th Century
  • Clear yellow jade stone, frost vein shown under spot light
  • Carved as a stylized cicada, with pair of wings and eyes
  • Pierced vertically, and mounted to a string with a coral bead and seed pearls
  • A string braided with an endless knot and a pair of coral color tassels
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22 | Mughal Style Celadon Jade Shell Dish, 18th C
  • Carved celadon jade
  • China, 18th Century
  • Delicately carved into shell dish
  • Lobbed wall is gathered to a point with a curling foliate handle
  • Resting on slightly raised six-petal floral roundel
  • Length: 4 ¾ in (12 cm)
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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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35 | Fine Green Jade Figure of Kui Xing, 20th C.
  • Carved semi-translucent green jade with russet inclusions
  • China, 20th Century
  • Depicted is Kui Xing (魁星), a stellar deity and the god of examinations
  • The figure is skillfully sculpted in a seated position
  • Wrathful facial expression with horned head, bulging eyes, frowning bushy eyebrows, and agape mouth revealing fangs
  • Garbed in a celestial scarf wrapped over the left shoulder, revealing emaciated body
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47 | Miniature, Holyman in Meditation, India, 18th C.
  • Ink and gouache with gold pigments on paper, mounted on red outer borders between black and gold ruled lines
  • India, mid to late 18th Century
  • Deccan School
  • Inscribed below in black ink Nasta'liq script
  • Depicted is a gray-bearded holyman in a robe leaning against a blossoming tree, lost in contemplation with holding a bound book and another book at his feet
  • On the verso is five lines of black ink Naskh script
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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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58 | Shunshō, Actor Sakata Hangoro II as a Sumo Wrestler, Edo
  • Color woodblock print
  • Japan, Edo period (1615–1868)
  • Katsukawa Shunshō (勝川 春章, 1726–1792)
  • Signature: Shunsho ga
  • Depicted is the actor Sakata Hangoro II, as a Sumo Wrestler with a sword
  • Standing resolutely in the outside setting, slightly tilting forward
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73 | Komura Settai, Snowy Morning, Woodblock Print, c. 1942
  • Color woodblock print
  • Japan, 1890
  • Komura Settai (1887-1940) 小村雪岱
  • Number 124 from the edition of 300
  • From series “Komura Settai hangashu (小村雪岱版画集)”
  • Serene scene of snowy morning in very minimal and somewhat restrained style
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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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92 | Yellow-Brown Overlay Glass Snuff Bottle, 19th/20th C.
  • Bright yellow glass with brown overlay
  • China, 19th/20th Century
  • Of flattened spherical form with elongated neck, set on raised foot ring
  • A reserve of a pair of Chilong biting each other’s tail on dark brown overlay
  • Each side is adorned with flowing Endless Knots
  • Pink glass stopper
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