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.

73
A Chinese blue-glazed sgraffito tripod censer
The circular censer raised on three scroll feet, the bombe sides incised with peony scroll, covered in a cobalt blue glaze stopping short at the foot and to the center revealing the buff clay.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 800

74
A Chinese blue and white Swatow jar
The baluster vase applied with four handles to the shoulder, decorated with phoenix among flowers.

Estimate € 500 - 700

Result € 500

75
Two Chinese blue and white 'raak porcelain' dishes and two Japanese Arita blue and white dishes
The first with a decoration of three geese by a lotus pond and a bird on a rock, the second painted in the Chinese 'raak'-style with flowers in a vase.

Estimate € 500 - 800

Result € 500

76
A Chinese blue and white jar
One side painted with panels of scholars in a garden, one playing the qin, the reverse with a panel enclosing peonies.

Estimate € 1.200 - 1.600

Result € 1,200

77
A Chinese blue and white wine-jar and cover
The molded sides decorated with panels of Buddhist lions and peony, with overhead handle and curved spout.

Estimate € 2.000 - 3.000

Result € 2,600

78
A Chinese Transitional blue and white large bowl
Decorated to the central roundel with a pavilion in a river landscape, surrounded to the steep sides with panels enclosing two figures on a riverbank with European-style houses in the background alternated by flower panels, the exterior with similar decor

Estimate € 3.000 - 5.000

Result € 3,800

79
A Chinese blue and white bowl
The exterior decorated with a continuous landscape with boys on buffalo's, the interior with a roundel of pavilions in a landscape, the base with Chenghua six-character mark.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result -

80
A Chinese blue and white 'hack porcelain' bowl
The interior roundel decorated with a central bird, surrounded at the steep sides by panels enclosing peach, the exterior decorated with panels of birds, bamboo and chrysanthemum, divided by narrow panels of tasselled jewels.

Estimate € 500 - 700

Result € 650

81
A Chinese blue and white dish
Decorated to the center with a phoenix perched on rockwork, surrounded by floral scrolls at the well and rim, with mark in cursive script.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result € 1,000

82
A Chinese blue and white 'crack porcelain' jar
The lobed sides painted with panels enclosing a figure on a terrace alternated with flower panels.

Estimate € 500 - 700

Result € 500

83
A Chinese blue and white 'phoenix' dish
The shallow dish decorated with two confronting phoenixes among sprays of peony, with six-character mark.

Estimate € 500 - 700

Result € 480

84
A Chinese blue and white 'raak porcelain' plate
The central roundel painted with figures at a riverbank, an island with a pagoda in the background, surrounded by a shaped border decorated with ruyi and antiquities, the reverse with birds perched in branches.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 600

85
A Chinese blue and white dish for the Japanese market
Modeled on a short foot and with slightly rising sides, boldly decorated to the center with a large leaf above rockwork, the rim with a brown band.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 600

86
A Chinese blue and white 'raak porcelain' plate
Decorated to the central star-shaped panel with a lotus spray, the rim molded with roundels enclosing flowers.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 550

87
A pair of Chinese blue and white plates
Decorated to the center with a bird among flowers, the wavy rim with a decorative band.

Estimate € 500 - 700

Result -

88
A pair of Chinese dishes for the Japanese market
Decorated with an equestrian figure approaching a bridge.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result -

89
A pair of Chinese blue and white molded 'deer' plates
Decorated to the central roundel with two deer in a garden beside a pine tree, the high well molded with flutes.

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.000

Result € 1,900

90
A pair of Chinese blue and white plates
Decorated to the central roundel with scholars in a river landscape, two conversing and one crossing a bridge.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result -

91
Two Chinese blue and white deep plates
The first plate decorated with Fan Lihua and Xue Dingshan on horseback, surrounded by six leaf-shaped panels with equestrian warriors and flowers, the base with six-character Kangxi mark; and a plate decorated with a central prunus branch, surrounded by p

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result € 1,100

92
Two Chinese blue and white figural plates
One plate decorated with a boy and two elegant ladies in a garden, with an apocryphal Chenghua mark to the base; the other plate with a gardening attendant watched by a contemplating official in a garden, the base with a six-character Kangxi mark.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result € 1,000

93
A pair of Chinese blue and white plates
Each molded with panels of birds and flowers at the rim and painted to the center with chrysanthemum in a rockwork garden.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result -

94
A pair of Chinese blue and white plates
Each decorated to the central panel with a boy at a terrace surrounded by antiquities and flower panels.

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result € 680

95
Two Chinese blue and white 'dragon' dishes
Comprising a dish decorated to the center with two dragons contesting the flaming pearl, the stepped rim reserved with waves and flower-heads on a washed-blue ground, with Buddhist lion mark to the base; and a dish potted with deep sides and decorated wit

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.000

Result € 4,200

96
A Chinese blue and white dish
Decorated with a central chrysanthemum-head and surrounded by various bands of floral panels.

Estimate € 500 - 700

Result € 300

97
A Chinese blue and white 'phoenix' dish
Painted with two confronting phoenix among cloud scrolls, the reverse similarly decorated.

Estimate € 1.200 - 1.500

Result € 1,600

98
A Chinese blue and white 'philosophers' plate
Decorated in cobalt blue tones with philosophers seated at a riverbank in a mountainous landscape, the base with an apocryphal Jiajing mark.

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result € 1,300

99
A Chinese export blue and white armorial deep plate for the Dutch market
The center decorated with the coat-of-arms of the Dutch family De la Haye or Schreuder surmounted by a crest, the well with a band of flowers and the rim with four flower sprays.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result -

100
A set of three large Chinese blue and white bowls
Each modelled with slightly flared rim and decorated to the exterior with panels enclosing figures in river landscapes, alternated with panels of peony and chrysanthemum, the interior with flowers in a rockwork garden, the rim with cartouches of antiquiti

Estimate € 5.000 - 8.000

Result € 5,000

101
A Chinese incised aubergine-glazed bowl
Modeled with deep rounded sides, incised with a band of peonies and covered overall with a rich purple glaze.

Estimate € 2.000 - 3.000

Result € 2,600

102
A Chinese blue and white 'lotus' bowl
Decorated all over with a dense pattern of lotus scrolls.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 1,300

103
A Chinese blue and white floral bowl
Molded with a row of leaf-shaped panels and decorated with peony and ruyi-heads.

Estimate € 500 - 700

Result € 500

104
A Chinese blue and white dish for the Japanese market
Decorated with a large figure standing with a broom in his hands and wearing flowing robes, the rim with scrolling foliage.

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result € 1,800

105
A Chinese blue and white 'chrysanthemum' dish
Decorated to the center with five chrysanthemum heads, the rim with a decorative border.

Estimate € 500 - 700

Result -

106
A Chinese blue and white square bowl
Each side painted in variegated cobalt blue tones with a panel of scholars admiring a painting, bearing gifts or engaged in conversation, the interior painted with a scholar reading on a tree-trunk, the base with apocryphal Chenghua mark.

Estimate € 1.200 - 1.600

Result € 3,800

107
A Chinese blue and white square bowl
Decorated with four panels containing an elegant lady and a boy, the interior with three boys at play, the base with an apocryphal Zhengde mark.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 1,400

108
Two Chinese blue and white figural bowls
Each modelled with flared rim, one decorated with attendants and officials in a palace interior, the other with dancers in a garden, each with a linghzi mark to the base.

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.500

Result -