493 - The Asian Art Sale

1 July 2017


Collectors and lovers of Asians should not miss this auction. The 213 lots include porcelain and pottery, but also utensils, furniture, clothing, works of art and other collectibles.

The catalog starts with a selection of blue and white porcelain, of which lot 5 immediately catches the eye. This large-sized 'Kraak porcelain' dish, with a diameter of almost 50 cm, is decorated with birds, peonies and antiquities in the division of the surface so recognizable for the Wanli period. Valuation € 2,000 – 3,000.
The cover is decorated with lot 8, a beautiful hooded bowl that is painted with weiqi players and a qin musician. Valuation € 3,000 – 4,000. Lot 26 also dates from the Kangxi period, a baluster vase with lid, richly decorated with lotus, peonies, chrysanthemums and prunus. With a height of 56 cm, it is very attractively offered for € 4,000 – 6,000.

Under the family rose porcelain one finds a special Bajixiang incense burner on. This lot 51 has a representation of lotus flowers and bats on a yellow background. The inside is covered with turquoise glaze. Valuation € 5,000 – 8,000.
Lot 55 stands out because of the exuberant decoration in blue-white and family rose, which elevates this plate to a true work of art. Valuation € 4,000 – 6,000.
One of the highlights in this auction is lot 60. This Chinese coral-primed bowl features a luscious floral composition on a coral-red background. The valuation for this rare object is € 7,000 – 9,000.

In addition to many teapots, the Yixing collection contains two beautiful 18th century tea caddy with lids under lot 77. The set is decorated with dragons with the flaming pearl between clouds on each side and has an expected auction proceeds of € 5,000 – 7,000.

Lot 95 and 96 are highly sought after by collectors and interior decorators. The 19th century blue silk cloaks are both very meticulously provided with exuberant embroidery. Valuation € 800 – 1,200 and € 600 – 800.
Striking is the irregularly shaped Chinese 'scholar's rock' root, with a height of 86 cm. This decorative object is offered under lot 98 with a valuation of € 800 – 1,200. Lot 107 is made of very special wood, a large hongmu calligraphy table with deep honey-coloured patina. Because it comes from the Qing dynasty and has been very well preserved, this is a true collector's item. Valuation € 6,500 – 8,500. This section of the auction also contains various pieces of furniture, including the 18th century display cabinet, very suitable for displaying your porcelain collection. This lot 115 has a valuation of € 2,500 – 3,500.

Japanese porcelain is also represented, including lot 135, a beautiful Arita blue and white 'Van Frytom' dish. The image is painted after a Delft blue original in the manner of Frederik van Frytom. The pattern depicted here is also known as 'Scheveningen' or 'Deshima': people are still speculating about the origin of the fishing village depicted here. Valuation € 2,000 – 3,000.
Impressive are the two Japanese armor from the Edo period, both consist of various parts. With lot 152 you will also receive the original boxes with the family crest, which are usually missing. Valuation € 12,000 – 18,000.


Two Chinese bronze wine barrels, both from the Han dynasty, deserve special attention. A flat oval, lot 163, is valued at € 4,000 – 6,000 and a baluster-shaped one, lot 166, at € 6,000 – 8,000.

The sculpture collection includes lot 179, another highlight of this auction. This earthenware saddled horse from the Eastern Wei dynasty is particularly well proportioned and enriched with many details. Valuation for this € 10,000 – 15,000.

Buddha statues should of course not be missing in this auction. We offer you a North Indian stone fragment of a stele with Buddha Vairocana from the 11th-12th century. This lot 182 presents a seated Buddha folded in front of his hands and has an expected yield of € 5,000 – 7,000.
A Gandhara stucco head of Buddha Shakyamuni from the 4th-5th century is beautifully worked with closed eyes and curly hair. This lot 183 with an extremely serene appearance has a valuation of € 5,000 – 7,000.
Lot 197, a special Nepali statue from the 17th-18th century, represents the deity Tara. The bronze depiction with a face with the third eye and a richly decorated tiara is valued at € 4,000 – 5,000.

The auction will be concluded with some paintings and works on paper. The last lot 213 concerns a Portrait of a Balinese man by Rudolf Bonnet. This intriguing pastel drawing from 1955 is offered to you with a valuation of € 5,000 – 8,000.

Of course, the above is just a selection from the entire range. We therefore invite you to the online catalog here .

We hope to welcome you in our saleroom soon!

We draw your attention here Please note the various options for participating in the auction, even if you are unable to attend.

Any restorations or defects of the lots on offer are not listed in the catalogue. If you would like to receive more information about the condition of a lot, please contact us for a condition report.

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1. A Chinese blue and white dish
Decorated with petal-shaped panels with chrysanthemum, peony and prunus.

Taxation € 700 - € 900

Hammer amount € 800

2. A Chinese blue and white dish
Decorated with a warrior and his fiancee in a fenced garden near a pavilion with a scholar.

Taxation € 600 - € 1.000

Hammer amount € 600

3. A collection of Chinese blue and white porcelain
Comprising a set of three 'chilong' bowls; a plate and a tea bowl decorated with flowers; and four various small vases.

Taxation € 600 - € 800

Hammer amount € 600

4. A Chinese blue and white dish and two blue and white ‘kraak porselein’ bowls
The dish decorated with two Buddhist lions amongst flower branches, the rim with flowers reserved in white; the 'raak porcelain' bowls each variously decorated with a bird and an insect on rockwork surrounded by antiquities and peach.

Taxation € 800 - € 1.200

Hammer amount € 750

5. A large Chinese blue and white ‘Kraak porseleinen’ dish
Decorated with a star-shaped cartouche enclosing birds on rockwork with peony, surrounded by panels with antiquities, peach and jewels.

Taxation € 2.000 - € 3.000

Hammer amount € 2.200

6. A pair of deep Chinese blue and white plates
Both decorated with a monk holding a lotus in his hand and a boy with a flower-vase, below a pair of phoenixes. Marked with lingzhi fungus marks.

Taxation € 2.000 - € 4.000

Hammer amount € 2.800

7. Three Chinese blue and white serving dishes
Two octagonal dishes variously decorated with pagoda's in a river-landscape and an oval dish with hunting dogs.

Taxation € 600 - € 800

Hammer amount € 500

8. A Chinese blue and white bowl
Decorated with a continuous landscape with a qin musician, weiqi players and figures admiring a scroll.

Taxation € 3.000 - € 4.000

Hammer amount € 6.500

9. A Chinese blue and white jardinière
Decorated in Kangxi-style with figures and dwellings in a continuous mountainous river landscape.

Taxation € 1.500 - € 2.000

10. A Chinese blue and white chamber pot
The circular pot decorated with pine-trees and peonies in a garden landscape, the rim modeled with a handle.

Taxation € 700 - € 900

11. A Chinese Canton blue and white octagonal soup-tureen, cover and stand for the American market
Decorated with panels of pagodas in an extensive river-landscape with boar's head handles.

Taxation € 800 - € 1.200

12. A Chinese blue and white bowl
Decorated in the Kangxi style with scholars in a continuous landscape that study a painting, play a musical instrument and play go, the interior with a small pine tree in a jardinière. With apocryphal Chengua mark.

Taxation € 1.500 - € 2.000

Hammer amount € 1.400

13. A Chinese blue and white ‘phoenix’ dish
Decorated with two confronting phoenix amongst cloud scrolls, the reverse side with similar decoration. With apocryphal Daoguang mark.

Taxation € 2.000 - € 4.000

14. A Chinese blue and white and powder-blue baluster vase
Decorated with panels enclosing figures, the flared neck with panels of birds and flowers, on a powder-blue ground.

Taxation € 1.500 - € 2.000

Hammer amount € 1.300

15. A Chinese blue and white bottle vase
The bulbous lower section decorated in Kangxi style with two panels enclosing river landscapes, separated by phoenixes, the tall, wide neck with various decorative bands.

Taxation € 1.000 - € 1.500

Hammer amount € 1.000

16. A Chinese blue and white square bottle
The sides decorated with panels of flowers.

Taxation € 600 - € 800

Hammer amount € 800

17. A Chinese blue and white square bottle
The sides decorated with panels of cranes and flowers.

Taxation € 600 - € 800

Hammer amount € 400

18. A Chinese blue and white vase
Decorated with a dignitary seated on a terrace in a garden landscape with two boys, the shoulder with a band of ruyi.

Taxation € 1.500 - € 2.000

19. A Chinese blue and white mocca-pot with cover
The conical sides decorated with lotus and bamboo.

Taxation € 500 - € 700

Hammer amount € 480

20. Two Chinese blue and white openworked bowls
Both decorated with floral panels, on an openworked ground.

Taxation € 600 - € 800

Hammer amount € 2.400

21. A pair of Chinese blue and white bowls
Each decorated with leaf-shaped panels enclosing peony, chrysanthemum and prunus, the interior with a medallion of peony in a rockwork garden.

Taxation € 2.000 - € 2.500

Hammer amount € 4.800

22. A Chinese blue and white and celadon vase
Decorated with three Buddhist lions and a brocade ball on a sea-green celadon ground, the wide neck with two double lion handles.

Taxation € 600 - € 800

Hammer amount € 480

23. A Chinese blue and white ‘lotus’ vase and cover
The baluster sides decorated with a dense lotus scroll. With apocryphal Kangxi mark.

Taxation € 800 - € 1.200

Hammer amount € 850

24. Two Chinese blue and white double-gourd vases
One vase decorated with chrysanthemum, lotus and peony, the other with butterflies and ruyi amongst stylized foliage.

Taxation € 500 - € 700