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

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.

A Tibetan part-gilt metal oracle crown
The crown consisting of a low alloy band embossed with five skulls set amongst foliate, the inside with brocade filling and supporting five large skulls, each topped with a separate embossed ornament, with turquoise and coral.

Estimate € 500 - 800

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A Mongolian metal, bronze en leather ornament
The low alloy and brass hook-shaped ornament set to its front with turquoise and red coral beads, attached to a leather strap decorated with a pair of coins and a silver colored metal medallion.

Estimate € 500 - 800

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A Burmese Mandalay-style bronze figure of Buddha
The figure is shown seated in vajrasana, his right hand in bhumisparsamudra, his left resting in his lap, wearing long robes, with a serene expression on his face below the tightly curled hair.

Estimate € 400 - 600

Result € 400

A Burmese Mandalay-style bronze figure of Buddha
The figure is shown seated in vajrasana on a pedestal base, his right hand in bhumisparsamudra, his left resting in his lap, wearing long robes, with a serene expression on his face below the tightly curled hair.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 800

A Burmese Mandalay-style bronze figure of Buddha
The figure is shown seated in vajrasana seated on a pedestal base, his right hand in bhumisparsamudra, his left resting in his lap, wearing long robes, with a serene expression on his face below the tightly curled hair, traces of red pigment on his lips .

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 900

A Burmese Mandalay-style lacquered wood figure of Buddha
Carved in standing position wearing long robes decorated at the hems with glass beads, wearing a benevolent expression.

Estimate € 500 - 700

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An exceptionally large Tibetan bronze vajra
The diamond scepter cast with a central globular-pressed knob flanked to each side by a lotus petal band supporting four Makara-heads, each issuing a curved prong around a central rod.

Estimate € 2.000 - 4.000

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A large gilt and polychrome bronze figure of a tantric deity
The godly figure in pratyalidhasana on a gnarling tiger standing on a man and a naked woman, over a lotus base, in his hands a vajra and a phurbu and wearing an elaborately engraved skirt, the head wrathful in expression, showing bared fangs and bulging e

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 950

A large gilt and polychrome bronze figure of a tantric deity
The magnificent deity strides in pratyalidhasana on animals and figures over a lotus base and is flanked by his consort. In his hands he holds a curved knife pressed to a skull cup. He wears a skirt adorned with various jewellery, snakes, streaming ribbon

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 1,000

A Thai gilt-bronze figure of Buddha Muchalinda
Seated in cross-legged position with his hands, Dhyanamudra, folded in his lap on the coiled naga rising to a seven-headed hood behind him.

Estimate € 500 - 800

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Three Thai Ratnakosin-style gilt-bronze figures of Buddha
Each standing on a stepped plinth, their hands in various mudras, their faces with serene expressions and wearing elaborate dress and jewellery.

Estimate € 700 - 900

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A group of three Gandhara schist architectural elements
Comprising one frieze depicting two rows of figures, the lower row flanked by columns; one depicting a deity holding a female figure with long hair and dress, on perspex stand, and one depicting a female figure with basket filled with fruits, on perspex s

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 600

A collection of buff and red terracotta Chandraketugarh fragments
Comprising a female head, chariot, animal deity, large fragment of a goddess and several other figures.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

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An Indian bronze figure of Vishnu
Standing in samabhanga on a lotus base placed on a square pedestal, his principle hands in abhayamudra and resting on the club, both secondary hands holding cakra and sankha, wearing pleated dhoti, bejeweled, his face displaying a serene expression with

Estimate € 2.500 - 3.500

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