496 - The Asian Art Sale

27 November 2017

Due to the successful results of the last two Asian auctions, this specialized auction has become a permanent part of our auction agenda. The catalog contains no fewer than 234 lots, consisting of porcelain, earthenware, ivory carvings and netsuke, bronze objects, keris, sculptures and furniture, all from China, Japan or Southeast Asia.

The auction will start with a collection of blue and white porcelain, ranging from the 14th to the early 20th century. Remarkable is lot 17, a pair of Chinese blue and white tureens with lids dated about 1745. These are both decorated with Burghley House and decorated with lid knobs in the shape of a fruit. Valuation for this pair € 2,000 – 3,000.
Lot 19 is one of the oldest porcelain objects in this catalog. This Chinese oval blue and white 'lotus' lidded box dates from the Ming dynasty and is presented to you with an appraisal of € 2,000 – 3,000.
The Chinese blue and white rouleau vase dating from the Kangxi period is special. It is decorated not only with panels depicting dignitaries and servants, but also with lotus and chrysanthemums. Valuation for lot 33 € 3,000 – 5,000.
The lovers of colorful porcelain have a wide choice of famille rose, famille verte and imari objects. Lot 55 concerns a service part consisting of 15 serving dishes, plates and a dish from the Qianlong period. Valuation € 2,000 – 3,000.

The Yixing pottery is also represented in this auction. Lot 77 is a museum example of a teapot with lid, due to the exceptionally refined and gilded decoration. Valuation € 3,000 – 5,000.

We are delighted with the private collection of snuff bottles, an ever sought-after collector's item. Among the wide range you will find lot 126, a Chinese white jade specimen from the 19th century. This bottle is cut with Liu Haic and its coins and three-legged toad and the back is decorated with a Buddhist symbol. Valuation € 1,000 – 1,500.

High quality is the Chinese figure of Manjusric seated on a mythological animal, made of white glazed porcelain. This Dehua sculpture is very detailed and is in impressive condition. Valuation lot 139 € 4,000 – 6,000.

Among the Chinese funerary statues you will find two impressive specimens under lot 140 and 141. The latter is the beautiful Chinese polychrome earthenware model of a saddled horse from the Eastern Wei dynasty. Unfortunately, we had to postpone the auction of this attractive object this spring. With an impressive provenance, it is now offered to you with a valuation of €10,000 – 15,000.

This catalog includes various Asian furniture, from cabinets, benches, tables, chairs to screens. Lot 166, a six-ply hardwood folding screen inlaid with quartz and soapstone, is very impressive. The detailed way in which each panel is worked and the gilded decoration on the back make this screen an 'objet de vertu'. Valuation € 4,000 – 6,000.

The dinner set under lot 181 is of Japanese origin, consisting of 23 dishes, saucers and plates. The whole is decorated in Nabeshima style in a bright blue color and makes this lot a very modern-looking ensemble. Valuation € 5,000 – 7,000.

The cover of this catalog is decorated with a colonial Vizagatepam document chest, dated about 1620. The ebony is not only inlaid with pen engraved ivory, but also has silver fittings, possibly from Batavia. The medallion with the family crest, placed centrally on the lid, traces back to the original owner Van Oordt. This may be the VOC merchant Johan van Oordt (1701-1775), who was established on Ambon as a junior merchant, merchant, chief merchant and resident in Hila respectively. For the regular visitor of the Rijksmuseum, which has a comparable chest in rosewood, the valuation of € 25,000 – 35,000 will be very attractive.

Several Buddhist figures are also included in this auction, including lot 210. This Burmese bronze specimen, dating from the 14th or 15th century, has a very refined pose, with serene expression and elongated earlobes. Valuation for this museum object € 10,000 – 20,000.

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 defects or restorations of the offered lots are not described. If you would like more information about the condition of an object, please contact us or request a condition report.

You will find an explanation of all types of bidding at this page

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1
A Chinese blue and white dish
Decorated with leaf-shaped panels enclosing chrysanthemum, peonies and prunus.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 500

2
A Chinese blue and white Zhangzhou (Swatow) dish
Decorated with a central panel with a duck near a lotus pond, the border with panels of flowers.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result € 1,000

3
Two Chinese blue and white deep saucers
Each variously decorated with elegant ladies in a fenced garden, surrounded by petal-shaped cartouches with ladies and palm-trees.

Estimate € 2.500 - 3.500

Result -

4
Two Chinese blue and white plates
Each variously decorated with elegant ladies near a pavilion in a garden, the borders with floral cartouches. Both with an apocryphal Chenghua mark.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 900

5
Three Chinese blue and white dishes
One dish decorated with the well-known 'Joosje te Paard' pattern, below lotus scroll at the rim. With an apocryphal Chenghua mark. One dish modeled with petal-shaped panels and painted with lotus, peonies and chrysanthemum. One plate decorated with flowe

Estimate € 1.800 - 2.200

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6
Four Chinese blue and white serving dishes
One large dish decorated with chrysanthemums and vases with pomegranate and lotus. A pair of deep dishes decorated with chrysanthemum in a fenced garden. A rectangular serving dish painted with chrysanthemum and antiquities in a garden.

Estimate € 2.000 - 3.000

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7
A set of three Chinese blue and white dishes
Each decorated with a panel with a pagoda surrounded by flowers and peonies, the borders covered with a café-au-lait glaze.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

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8
A set of four Chinese blue and white plates
Each decorated with a fenced flower garden, the borders modeled and painted with floral panels.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

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9
A set of six Chinese blue and white plates
Each with raised center decorated with antiquities, surrounded by bands of pagodas in landscapes, the rims covered with a café-au-lait glaze.

Estimate € 600 - 800

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10
Three Chinese blue and white dishes
Each decorated with a bird in a garden with rockwork and chrysanthemum, surrounded by modeled flower panels, the sculpted rim with peonies.

Estimate € 1.800 - 2.200

Result € 2,200

11
A pair of Chinese blue and white ‘scholar’s’ plates
Each decorated with scholar's studying a scroll, surrounded by trigrams and Buddhist symbols on the rim. Each with an apocryphal Chenghua mark.

Estimate € 1.200 - 1.600

Result € 1,600

12
A pair of Chinese blue and white lotus-shaped plates
Each decorated with insects in a flower-garden, surrounded by lotus-shaped panels painted with ducks in a lotus-pond, peonies and flowers.

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.000

Result -

13
A Chinese blue and white bowl
Decorated with a continuous garden landscape with figures playing go amongst pine trees, with an apocryphal Chenghua mark. With wooden stand.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result € 1,300

14
A Chinese blue and white ‘crab and fish’ bowl
The sculpted sides decorated with fish amongst aquatic plants and the interior with a crab. With wood stand.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 1,000

15
A Chinese blue and white ‘Immortals’ bowl
The bowl modeled and painted with floral panels below figures of Immortals, with an apocryphal Chenghua mark. With wooden stand.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result € 1,200

16
A Chinese blue and white square bowl
Each side decorated with a panel enclosing a lady in a garden landscape, the interior with a panel with boys. With wooden stand.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 800

17
A pair of Chinese blue and white ‘Burghley House’ tureens and covers
The circular tureens each decorated with a view on Burghley House, the finials in the shape of a fruit.

Estimate € 2.000 - 3.000

Result -

18
A Chinese blue and white bowl
The interior decorated with Shoulao seated on a crane and the exterior with figural panels on a ground of characters.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 800

19
A Chinese oval blue and white ‘lotus’ box and cover
The sides and cover decorated with lotus scroll.

Estimate € 2.000 - 3.000

Result € 3,500

20
A collection of Chinese blue and white plates
Comprising a set of ten dinner plates decorated with a peony and a willow, a set of four deep dishes painted with flowers, a set of three soup plates painted with bamboo and peonies, two various plates and a small saucer dish.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result -

21
A collection Chinese blue and white tea bowls and saucers
Comprising a set of four bowls and four saucers decorated with crabs and fish, a set of five bowls and six saucers with flowers, a set of twelve bowls decorated with panels with flowers, figures and calligraphy, a set of seven bowls modeled with tulip- sh

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 1,000

22
A collection of Chinese blue and white plates
Comprising a set of five dinner plates decorated with peonies and antiquities, a set of five plates decorated with peonies and a set of six plates painted with flower-heads.

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.000

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23
A Chinese blue and white Zhangzhou (Swatow) dish
Decorated with two deer in a garden, the rim with flowers.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result -

24
A collection of Chinese blue and white porcelain
Comprising a tureen and cover painted with figures in a river landscape, a sauce-boat decorated with antiquities, a butter-tub and cover and stand, a set of four hexagonal saucers and one tea bowl, a set of three tea bowls, two pairs of saucers and two va

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 950

25
A Chinese blue and white brush pot, bitong
Decorated with a continuous scene of figures and pagodas in a river-landscape.

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.500

Result -

26
A large Chinese blue and white Zhangzhou (Swatow) bowl
Decorated on the outside with scrolling flowers, the interior with medallion and flower head.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result -

27
A Chinese blue and white baluster vase
Decorated with elegant ladies in a garden with butterflies, peonies and chrysanthemum, the shoulder with phoenix. With an apocryphal Chenghua mark. With wooden stand.

Estimate € 2.000 - 3.000

Result € 2,200

28
A Chinese blue and white baluster vase
Decorated with deer in a continuous landscape. With wooden cover and stand.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 2,400

29
A Chinese blue and white ‘qilin’ ginger jar
Decorated with three lobed panels each enclosing a qilin in a fenced garden, reserved on a 'prunus and cracked ice' ground. With wooden cover and stand.

Estimate € 1.600 - 1.800

Result € 1,500

30
A Chinese blue and white baluster vase and cover
Decorated with panels enclosing lotus, peonies, chrysanthemum and prunus, the shoulder and foot with a ruyi-shaped band with lotus.

Estimate € 2.000 - 4.000

Result € 3,500

31
A Chinese blue and white ‘dragon’ vase
The rouleau vase decorated with two dragons contesting the flaming pearl.

Estimate € 2.000 - 3.000

Result € 4.000

32
A Chinese blue and white ginger jar
Decorated with a continuous scene of elegant ladies seated at a calligraphy table and playing boys in a garden.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 2,200

33
A Chinese blue and white sleeve vase
Decorated with panels enclosing dignitaries and gift-bearing servants, above fan-shaped panels with inscriptions, the neck with lotus and chrysanthemum. With wooden stand.

Estimate € 3.000 - 5.000

Result € 6,000

34
A Chinese blue and white teapot and cover
The compressed circular teapot decorated with antiquities.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result € 1,000

35
A Chinese blue and white ewer and a cover
The pear-shaped ewer modeled with a handle and straight spout and decorated with elegant ladies and jardinières. With your mark.

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result -

36
A small Chinese blue and white baluster vase
Decorated with scholars and an attendant carrying a qin, the neck with a flower scroll.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result -