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.

37
An important and extremely rare Chinese Jizhou black-glazed bowl
The conical sides rising from a short foot, covered with a black glaze suffused with irregular blue and russet dots, the glaze stopping short in an even line above the foot revealing the sand colored buff.

Estimate € 30.000 - 50.000

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38
An important and extremely rare Chinese Jizhou black-glazed bowl
The conical sides rising from a short foot, covered with a black glaze suffused with irregular blue and russet dots, the glaze stopping short in an even line above the foot revealing the sand colored buff.

Estimate € 5.000 - 8.000

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39
A Chinese Jianyao 'hare's fur' bowl
The deep conical sides raised on a short cylindrical foot, covered with a lustrous black glaze finely streaked with russet 'hare's fur' stripes, thickening to a reddish-russet tone at the mouth rim and stopping short in thick drops above the foot, the mou

Estimate € 6.000 - 8.000

Result € 5,500

40
An important and unique Chinese Jizhou-type black-glazed and gold luster 'inscribed' bowl
The flared sides covered with a brownish-black glaze, the interior decorated and inscribed in overglaze gold with bamboo and a poem by Zhu Xi (1130-1200), the glaze stopping above the foot revealing the reddish buff.

Estimate € 45.000 - 60.000

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41
A Chinese Yaozhou celadon-glazed molded 'chrysanthemum' bowl
The conical sides modeled with a flared rim, the interior molded with trailing chrysanthemum scroll, the exterior carved with vertical ribs, covered overall with a soft greyish-green glaze thinning to mushroom at the rim.

Estimate € 4.000 - 6.000

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42
A weird Chinese Yaozhou-type celadon-glazed 'peony' dish
The dish potted with shallow rounded sides with a flared rim and raised on a short foot, the interior crisply molded with two large peony blooms among foliage and the exterior with overlapping petals, covered overall in an olive-green glaze.

Estimate € 20.000 - 25.000

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43
A Chinese Longquan celadon-glazed jarlet
Modeled with rounded sides and thick-lipped rim applied with two lug handles, the body decorated in relief with a band of trailing peony above a band of lappets, covered in a greyish green glaze.

Estimate € 2.000 - 4.000

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44
A splendid Chinese Longquan celadon-glazed guan-type censer
The cylindrical vessel potted with a slightly tapering rim and raised on a short foot, the sides applied with twin stylized dragon handles, covered overall in a pale green-grey glaze suffused with a network of fine crackles.

Estimate € 35.000 - 45.000

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45
A Chinese Yaozhou celadon-glazed bowl
The conical bowl raised on a short ring-shaped foot, the rim slightly everted, covered with a greyish green glaze pooling to the interior and around the base, the footring left unglazed.

Estimate € 2.000 - 4.000

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46
A Chinese Qingbai-type model of a granary
The oval vessel modelled as a granary with a rectangular opening flanked by scrolls, the body modelled with horizontal ribs, the domed cover with applied nodes, scrollwork ribs and surmounted by a lotus bud finial, overall covered in a bluish white glaze.

Estimate € 4.000 - 6.000

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47
A Chinese straw-glazed incised ewer and cover
The pear-shaped ewer applied with a scroll handle and shaped spout, the body decorated with an incised decoration of tea-leaves, the shoulder with two scroll appliques, covered overall with a beige-cream glaze suffused with a fine network of crackles, the

Estimate € 2.500 - 3.500

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48
A Chinese Qingbai lobed ewer
The melon-shaped body potted with eight vertical lobes and incised with a band of five lines to the centre, supporting a tall flared neck, high curved spout and strap handle applied with a small loop, covered overall with a pale bluish white glaze.

Estimate € 4.500 - 6.500

Result € 4,200

49
A Chinese Qingbai cup and stand
The delicately potted cup with five lobed sides and incised to the exterior with petals and supported on a spreading foot, the stand with lobed sides as well and stepped platform to hold the cup, the rim incised with leaves, the stand and cup covered with

Estimate € 8.000 - 12.000

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50
A Chinese Ding carved 'lotus' dish
The shallow dish potted with slightly rounded sides rising to a wide rim, the interior carved with a large lotus leaf and bloom, the exterior with two incised horizontal lines, covered overall in a warm white glaze.

Estimate € 1.800 - 2.400

Result € 1,800

51
A pair of Chinese Qingbai foliate dishes
Each elegantly shaped as a flower with six petals, covered with a bluish white glaze, stopping short at the foot revealing the orange burnt buff.

Estimate € 2.400 - 5.000

Result € 2,200

52
A Chinese Qingbai shallow bowl
Modeled with wide slightly rising sides and standing on a short cylindrical foot, the interior carved with three stylized phoenixes, covered with a pale bluish gray glaze, except for a central ring to the interior and the base, the base with a black four

Estimate € 1.250 - 2.500

Result € 1,100

53
A weird Chinese brown-glazed jar
The tapering jar molded with five horizontal sections, each applied with three lotus buds, covered with a brownish black glaze, the base left unglazed revealing the sienna buff.

Estimate € 4.500 - 6.500

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54
A Chinese melon-shaped white-glazed jarlet
The lobed body raised on a short cylindrical foot and with thick-lipped neck applied with two lug handles, covered with a greyish white glaze, the foot left unglazed revealing the buff.

Estimate € 1.500 - 3.000

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55
A rare Chinese 'oilspot' black-glazed bowl
The conical body covered to the interior with a lustrous black glaze suffused with a pattern of silver-coloured oil spots, continuing over the rim stopping short to reveal a layer of brown glaze ending above the foot, revealing the sand colored buff with

Estimate € 5.000 - 8.000

Result € 4,800

56
An unusual Chinese brown-glazed 'hare's fur' 'floral' bowl
The rounded sides rising from a short cylindrical foot, the interior stamped with four flower-heads, covered with a purplish-brown glaze faintly streaked with 'hare's fur' markings, stopping irregularly above the foot exposing the greyish-brown buff.

Estimate € 3.000 - 5.000

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57
A magnificent Chinese Cizhou black-glazed jar
The rounded body decorated with seven groups of four raised ribs each, the wide short neck everted and applied with twin lug handles, covered with a thick blackish-brown glaze spilling over the mouth rim where it thins to brown and thinning to a mushroom

Estimate € 20.000 - 30.000

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58
A weird Chinese Junyao censer
The cylindrical sides raised on a short ring-shaped foot, covered with a thick opaque glaze of a pale blue tone thinning to mushroom at the rim, the interior left unglazed and the glaze stopping short above the foot, revealing the sand-coloured buff.

Estimate € 5.000 - 8.000

Result € 5,000

59
A Chinese Qingbai ding-shaped censer
Raised on three mask-and-claw legs, the bulbous body applied with two clambering chilong, covered overall in a pale blue glaze pooling in the recesses.

Estimate € 3.000 - 5.000

Result € 3,200

60
A Chinese Junyao purple splashed bowl
The bowl potted with rounded sides, covered with a milky lavender glaze thinning to mushroom at the rim, one bold purple splash to the interior, the glaze stopping short above the foot, revealing the gray buff.

Estimate € 5.000 - 8.000

Result € 5,000

61
A Chinese Longquan celadon-glazed 'twin-fish'dish
Modeled with deep rounded sides and flat everted rim, the exterior carved with a band of petals, the interior decorated with two molded fish, covered overall with a sea-green glaze except for the foot rim.

Estimate € 3.000 - 5.000

Result € 2,000

62
A Chinese Longquan celadon-glazed tripod censer
The shallow vessel potted with rounded sides and raised on three short feet, covered with a yellowish green glaze suffused with a fine crackle, the interior and base partially left unglazed, revealing the orange buff.

Estimate € 2.000 - 4.000

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63
A Chinese Longquan celadon-glazed 'lotus' bowl
Raised on a short cylindrical foot, the conical sides carved to the exterior with overlapping lotus petals, covered overall with a greyish green glaze except for the base revealing the gray buff.

Estimate € 2.200 - 2.600

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64
A Chinese celadon-glazed bowl
Potted with rounded sides and raised on a short cylindrical foot, covered with a green and mushroom glaze suffused with a network of brown crackles, the dark gray footrim left unglazed.

Estimate € 700 - 900

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65
A Chinese russet-splashed blackish-brown-glazed bowl
The ribbed rising sides rising towards a pronounced upright rim, covered to the interior with three bold russet splashes on a black and brown speckled ground, the glaze running over to the exterior stopping above the foot revealing the sand-coloured buff.

Estimate € 3.000 - 5.000

Result € 2,800

66
A Chinese Jizhou papercut resist-decorated bowl
The rounded conical body resist-decorated on the interior with twelve scattered paper-cut plum blossoms, reserved in brown on the russet ground, the exterior with a dark brown glaze stopping short above the foot revealing the orange buff.

Estimate € 4.000 - 6.000

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67
A Chinese beige-glazed two-handled vase
The pear-shaped body raised on a splayed cylindrical foot, the neck with dish-shaped rim, the shoulder applied with twin mask handles, the body molded with a frieze containing dragons chasing the flaming pearl, covered with a pale beige glaze suffused wi

Estimate € 1.500 - 3.000

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68
A Chinese molded Qingbai octagonal vase
The body potted with eight facets rising from a circular waisted foot and surmounted by a tall tapering neck, the facets molded with flower-heads and decorative bands below a band of chrysanthemum petals at the shoulder, covered in a pale bluish green gl

Estimate € 1.250 - 2.500

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69
A Chinese brown-glazed ewer
Modeled with horizontal ribs and wide neck, with short spout and applied C-shaped handle, covered in a chocolate-coloured glaze stopping short above the foot revealing the sand-coloured buff.

Estimate € 500 - 1.000

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70
A Chinese Cizhou-type flower pot
The cylindrical pot modelled with thick lip and decorated in brown tones on the cream ground with one cartouche enclosing an official near a censer and another cartouche with a hare.

Estimate € 1.500 - 3.000

Result € 1,500

71
A Chinese brown-glazed vase
The ball-shaped vase raised on a short slightly flared foot and with flared neck, covered in a dark chocolate-brown glaze, the rim and base glazed white, the footrim left unglazed revealing the orange buff.

Estimate € 2.000 - 4.000

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72
A Chinese Qingbai tobi seiji-glazed ewer and cover
The double-gourd-shaped vessel modeled with a long spout and dragon-shaped handle, the domed cover with a loop finial, covered overall with a qingbai glaze with dark iron-brown splashes.

Estimate € 3.000 - 6.000

Result € 1,500