505 - The Asian Art Sale including the collection of Drs. Koos de Jong - Part One

Date 4 November 2018

The new auction season will start on Monday 5 November with this specialized Asian auction. The catalog contains 339 lots from various European collectors, consisting of porcelain, pottery, carvings, netsuke, scrolls, snuff bottles, silver objects, bronzes, sculptures and furniture.

This auction presents the first part of the private collection of art historian and former museum director Drs. Koos de Jong, who from the early 1970s focused on collecting early Chinese ceramics and sculpture (5000 BC to 1424 AD). .). These objects are all of absolute museum quality.
One of the highlights of the collection is lot 40, an impressive conically shaped Jizhou-type bowl from the Song period. The inside is decorated in gold luster with a poem by the famous philosopher and poet Zhu Xi (1130-1200). This is offered to you with a valuation of € 45,000 – 60,000.

MOVIE: Lot 40

In addition to various ceramic objects, this section also contains two exceptional sculptures. The first, lot 17, is an important and very rare gold Xiongu decoration of a headdress in the shape of a mythological creature, dating from the Chinese Warring States Period (5th-3rd century BC). This one is in the shape of a deer with very curly antlers ending in bird heads, a similar example of which is in the collection of the Shaanxi Historical Museum. This luxurious object was most likely produced by Chinese craftsmen for the Skythen or Ukok, nomads who lived on the Northwestern frontier. Valuation € 50,000 – 75,000.
The cover lot of this catalog is an important Chinese gilt bronze tiger, dating from the Warring States Period or the early Han dynasty. Despite the fact that the function of this object is still under discussion, it is believed that it was used in the tombs as weights for shrouds. Similar properties rarely come on the market, valuation for this one is € 70,000 – 90,000.

FILM: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE COLLECTION – An interview with Drs. Koos de Jong

In addition to this collection, the auction contains a variety of other objects, including a large selection of raak porcelain, Blanc de China and Chinese the commander.
Lot 78 is a Chinese Transition blue and white bowl from the 17th century and is decorated with a pavilion in a river landscape, figures, houses and flowers. With a diameter of over 35 cm and the refined decoration, this is an extremely attractive object. Valuation € 3,000 – 5,000.
More than a century younger, the blue and white bowl is decorated with the much sought after decoration of dancing and music-making boys, dating from the Yongzheng period. Valuation for lot 110 is € 3,000 – 5,000.
Lot 198 comes from the later Guangxu period and is a real eye-catcher because of the deep blue glaze and the gilding in the shape of a dragon and flaming pearl. Coming from an Italian private collection, it is now offered to you with a valuation of €8,000 – 12,000.

For collectors of snuff bottles, this auction contains a very refined collection, of which lot 228 immediately catches the eye. This snuff bottle, made in the Imperial Palace workshop, is decorated with a colorful Chinese poem and bears the mark and period of the Qianlong Emperor. The valuation of this amethyst-colored glass bottle with green jadeite stopper has a valuation of € 3,000 – 5,000.

The various pieces of furniture contain a rare set of two Chinese huanghuali horseshoe armchairs with matching table. This precious rosewood owes its exclusivity to the flamed veins and warm color. Valuation of lot 244 is € 4,000 – 6,000.

This catalog also contains the collection of Japanese scroll paintings by the renowned paper restorer Peter Poldervaart. Lot 259 consists of four Japanese folding screen paintings depicting scholars in a mountainous river landscape by Soga Shohaku (1730-1781). These four were once owned by world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who has used Japanese screens in his interior designs since the early 1900s. Valuation € 4,000 – 8,000.

The Japanese netsuke in this auction are ever sought after collectibles for their exquisite carving and striking depictions. The valuations for these lots range from €500 – 1,200.
After the other Japanese objects, the catalog closes with a selection of cultural objects from Tibet, Burma, Nepal, Thailand and India. The last lot consists of an exceptional Indian bronze figure of Vishnu, dating from the 18th or 19th century. With a height of over 50 cm and an impressive provenance, this lot 339 is offered to you with a valuation of € 2,500 – 3,500.

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.

This auction is closed.

1
A collection of Chinese jade bi-discs
Comprising a disc carved with raised bosses; two discs carved with geometrical bands; a plain mottled brown and russet jade disc; a three-part disc carved with scrolls; and a brown jade disc fragment carved with a taotie mask.

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.000

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A collection of Chinese jade bi-discs
Comprising a disc carved with chilong; a disc carved in relief with mythological animals; a circular clasp carved with chilong; and three discs variously carved with scrolls and raised bosses.

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.000

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3
A collection of Chinese jade carvings and fragments
Comprising a gray and mottled green jade bell carved with raised nose; a celadon jade figure of a seated man; and two brown jade fragments carved with geometrical decoration.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

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4
A collection of two bronze Chinese bells, a Chinese rattle and a Tibetan bronze and iron priest-bell
One bell with three ruyi-shaped handles, three reserves with Buddhist figures, and an eyelet in the shape of a dragon, on three feet; the other bell with two handles, Buddhist figures and braided handle; the rattle with central medallion showing a tantric

Estimate € 1.000 - 2.000

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5
A Chinese pottery figure of a fat lady
Modeled in standing position, dressed in long pleated robes with her hands folded in front of her chest, her face with smiling expression, on wood stand.

Estimate € 5.000 - 8.000

Result € 4,500

6
Two Chinese gilt-, red- and black-lacquered bronze figures of an official and an immortal
The first standing on a rectangular pedestal, holding pencil and scroll, wearing various garments, his face displaying a severe expression, with beard and topped with a hat. The second standing on a pedestal on four legs, his hands clasped in front of his

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 700

7
A Chinese bronze figure of Buddha Amitayus
The figure seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus throne, his hand folded in dhyanamudra, wearing dhoti and billowing shawls, adorned with necklaces, earrings and tiara.

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.000

Result € 2,600

8
A Tibetan figure of a dancing Dakini
Cast dancing on her left leg, right hand raised, wearing jewelery and tiara.

Estimate € 1.200 - 1.800

Result € 1,200

9
A Chinese silver rose water sprinkler
Standing on a circular foot with bulbous body and tall tapering neck terminating in a flower-head, decorated with floral scrolls and leaves.

Estimate € 700 - 900

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10
A collection of Chinese sancai-glazed objects
Comprising a pair of table screens; a pair of models of yoke-back chairs; a small offering table; and three various figures, all covered in ochre, green and brown glazes.

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.000

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A rare Chinese bronze figure of the ascetic Buddha Shakyamuni
The emaciated figure is seated with his long hands supported on his bent raised knee, his dhoti falling open to reveal his skeletal rib cage, his face finely modelled with downcast eyes and benign expression, the bronze patinated to a dark brownish-black

Estimate € 3.000 - 5.000

Result € 7,000

12
A Chinese iron figure of Buddha Shakyamuni
Seated in vajrasana on a lotus base with both hands resting on his lap in dhyanamudra, wearing a monastic garment, his face displaying a serene expression with downcast eyes below arched eyebrows running into his nose-bridge and his curled hair-dress cont

Estimate € 1.200 - 1.800

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13
A Chinese iron head of Guanyin
Her head displaying a serene facial expression with downcast eyes below arched eyebrows running into the nose-bridge, smiling lips, elongated earlobes and her hair combed in a chignon set to the front with a small figure of Buddha Shakyamuni.

Estimate € 1.200 - 1.800

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A Chinese lacquered wood figure of Guanyin
The goddess is seated in Royal Ease on a loose wooden base, wearing long robes falling in drapes over her knees, ornate jewelery while having a benevolent expression.

Estimate € 500 - 800

Result € 4,800

15
A Chinese gilt-lacquered bronze figure of a foreign groom
Cast in a supporting posture, kneeling on a rocky base, his right hand raised, his left resting on his hip, clad in pleated skirt secured with ribbon knotted to the front, scarf necklace, his face displaying wrathful expression with bulging eyes below rai

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.500

Result € 1,000

16
A Chinese gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin
The deity seated in padmasana, the right hand raised in karanamudra and the left holding a cup, dressed in long robes decorated with flowers at the hems, wearing ornate jewelery and a crown set with a small figure of Amitabha Buddha.

Estimate € 20.000 - 30.000

Result € 50,000

17
An important and extremely rare gold Xiongnu crest of a headdress in the shape of a mythological animal
Shaped as a reclining stag with scrolling antlers terminating in bird's heads.

Estimate € 50.000 - 75.000

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18
An important Chinese gilt-bronze figure of a tiger
The animal standing foursquare in a fierce position, its head held high, with open mouth showing its teeth, his eyes inlaid with turquoise, the sculpture with remains of gilding.

Estimate € 70.000 - 90.000

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19
A Chinese yue celadon bowl
The steep rounded sides rising from a slightly splayed foot, covered to the interior and exterior with a greyish green glaze suffused with a fine crackle, an incised line accentuating the mouth rim and the foot rim, the base unglazed.

Estimate € 2.000 - 4.000

Result € 1,800

20
A Chinese 'Loyang-style' straw-glazed amphora
The ovoid body modeled with narrow flared neck and applied with twin dragon handles that bite the mouth rim, covered with a straw-coloured glaze ending irregularly on the upper body.

Estimate € 12.000 - 18.000

Result € 10,000

21
A Chinese Changsha brown-glazed ewer
The bulbous body surmounted with a rope twist and dragon-form overhead handle, with short upright spout, covered overall with a russet and dark brown glaze ending in a neat line above the foot.

Estimate € 1.600 - 2.400

Result € 1,500

22
A Chinese white-glazed ewer
The bulbous body surmounted by a short waisted neck with everted rim, applied with rope-twist handle and short spout, covered with a milky white glaze ending in a straight line on the lower body.

Estimate € 5.000 - 8.000

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23
A Chinese amber-glazed molded pottery bowl
The rounded sides rising from a short foot, the interior molded with a central flower-head surrounded by various trailing flower sprays and covered in a deep amber glaze spilling over to the exterior and stopping short above the foot revealing the pale p

Estimate € 1.800 - 2.200

Result € 2,200

24
A Chinese silt-covered ewer
The body modelled with six lobes, surmounted by a slightly flared neck, applied with C-shaped handle and upright spout, covered in a layer of white slib below a transparent glaze, stopping short above the foot revealing the grey-beige buff.

Estimate € 4.000 - 6.000

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25
An interesting Chinese green-glazed molded pottery dish
The rounded, shallow dish supported on a short foot, the interior covered with a soft green glaze and molded with a central flower-head surrounded by various floral bands, three unglazed spur marks, the exterior covered with an amber glaze partially cove

Estimate € 1.500 - 3.000

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26
A Chinese silver dead mask
Modeled in the repoussé technique, with oval face, with well-defined mouth, aquiline nose with pierced nostrils and slit eyes, with remains of original gilding.

Estimate € 5.000 - 7.000

Result € 5,000

27
A magnificent Chinese Yue celadon-glazed 'lotus' vase and cover
The ovoid vase carved with seven lotus leaves, the shoulder applied with four knobs below the cylindrical neck, the domed flower-form cover with branch finial, covered in a pale seagreen glaze suffused with a delicate crackle and pooling at the recesses,

Estimate € 10.000 - 15.000

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28
A Chinese white-glazed ewer
The rounded body supported on a short foot, the waisted neck with wide bowl-shaped upper part, applied with one strap- and two lug-shaped handles, with short upright spout, covered in a crackled, creamy white glaze, the base left unglazed .

Estimate € 2.500 - 5.000

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29
A Chinese Cizhou white-glazed sgraffito 'peony' pillow
The bean-shaped pillow fluidly carved to the top with a single large peony flower, covered overall with a white slib under a transparent glaze.

Estimate € 6.000 - 8.000

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30
A Chinese Cizhou white-glazed sgraffito ruyi-shaped 'peony' pillow
The shaped pillow incised to the top with a pair of peonies on a ground of fish-scales, the sides decorated with leaves, covered with a cream glaze over a white slib.

Estimate € 4.500 - 6.500

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31
A fine Chinese Cizhou-type painted girl-form pillow
Shaped as a reclining girl, painted in russet and black on a white slib ground, with delicately modeled facial features, her dress decorated with scattered flowers, the head support decorated with bamboo.

Estimate € 15.000 - 30.000

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32
A rare Chinese Cizhou-type 'Juluxian' flower-shaped white-glazed bowl
The delicately molded sides raised on a cylindrical foot and with slightly upturned rim, covered with a finely crackled milky white glaze.

Estimate € 2.000 - 4.000

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33
An important and rare Chinese Ding-type flower-form footed cup
The dish delicately potted on a splayed foot, the sides modeled with twelve lobes, the interior molded with a central flower-head radiating twelve flowers, covered overall with a rich milky white glaze.

Estimate € 25.000 - 40.000

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34
A Chinese marbled bowl
The conical bowl raised on a short foot and with wide flared rim, the buff and cream marbled pattern of the body overall covered in a matte transparent glaze.

Estimate € 4.000 - 6.000

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35
A small Chinese 'hare's fur'-glazed and russet-decorated bowl
The bowl is potted with rounded sides raised on a short rim, covered with a lustrous black glaze decorated with russet 'hare's fur' stripes and with reddish russet tending towards pale green stripes, stopping above the foot ending in a thick drop.

Estimate € 10.000 - 15.000

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A Chinese Jizhou black-glazed bowl
The rounded sides covered with a brownish black glaze decorated to the interior and exterior with even rows of white dots.

Estimate € 4.000 - 6.000

Result € 6.500