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.

146
A collection of Chinese blue and white plates
Comprising a plate decorated with a flower basket; a set of three deep saucer dishes painted with flower-shaped panels on a washed-blue ground; a set of three floral plates; two various plates painted with antiques; and a pair of 'raak'-style plates.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 600

147
A collection Chinese blue and white and Imari porcelain
Comprising a set of six Chinese verte-Imari plates, decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red and famille verte enamels and gilt with antiquities and flowers; a ribbed teapot and cover decorated with river landscapes; a ribbed Imari teapot and cover decorate

Estimate € 750 - 1.000

Result € 1,200

148
A pair of Chinese blue and white salts
Modeled after a European silver prototype, the oviform octagonal salts decorated with figures in a landscape, the feet with a composite band of butterflies and flowers.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 1,300

149
A pair of Chinese blue and white brush rests
Each with shaped tops and decorated to each side with an elongated dragon.

Estimate € 500 - 700

Result -

150
A pair of Chinese blue and white covered bowls
Decorated with scrolling peonies, the rims with metal mount, with four-character marks on both the bowl and cover.

Estimate € 500 - 800

Result € 420

151
A pair of Chinese export blue and white candlesticks
Each modelled after a European silver prototype, with rounded bases and baluster stem, decorated with river landscapes and flowers.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result -

152
A Chinese famille rose dish
Decorated with a courtier standing in a garden below a terrace with two elegant ladies, the rim with a floral border.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 550

153
A Chinese famille rose ‘peach and bat’ dish
The dish modeled with rounded sides, decorated with a stem of fruit-bearing peach growing in a garden with lingzhi fungus, five bats hovering above.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 400

154
A large Chinese famille rose rectangular ‘cockerel’ tile
Enamelled with a large cockerel presiding over a hen with her four chicks, in a rocky garden with bamboo and peony.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 600

155
A Chinese polychrome-decorated ‘water buffalo’ tile panel
The rectangular panel painted with water buffalo in a garden below a pine tree, with seal mark and inscribed.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result -

156
A Chinese export tureen, cover and stand
Modeled after a Rouen faience example after a silver shape, the cover with a turquoise-glazed snake handle, painted in iron-red enamels and gilt with peonies within floral borders.

Estimate € 2.000 - 4.000

Result -

157
A Chinese rose-Imari armorial ‘Provinces’ shaving bowl
Painted with a central coat-of-arms surmounted by a coronet and bearing the inscription Zeelandt, flanked by large peony blooms and butterflies, the wide rim with foliage and the top pierced for hanging.

Estimate € 3.000 - 5.000

Result € 3,000

158
A Chinese Imari openworked cup and stand
The sides openworked with chrysanthemum-heads and cartouches within a trellis-pattern, revealing the blue and white and gilt-decorated body below.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result -

159
A Chinese export famille verte oil and vinegar set
Modeled after a European silver prototype, the oval bulbous sides raised on four mask-and-paw feet, decorated with floral panels on a floral ground, with two apertures for flasks and two smaller apertures for the stoppers.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result -

160
A large Chinese famille rose bowl
The exterior decorated with antiquities, a dish with the sanduo and peony, the interior with flowers.

Estimate € 750 - 1.000

Result € 750

161
A Chinese famille rose shaped dish
Decorated to the central panel with peonies in a jardinière and lingzhi fungus, the shaped border with large peach on a prunus and cracked-ice ground.

Estimate € 900 - 1.100

Result € 900

162
Three Chinese famille rose and famille verte dishes
Comprising a verte-Imari dish molded with lobed sides and decorated with sea-creatures surrounded by various panels of flowers and antiquities; a famille rose dish painted with two peacocks confronting a frog; and a famille rose dish with large chrysanth

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result € 1,000

163
A pair of Chinese famille rose models of phoenixes and a near pair of famille rose vases
The phoenixes modelled in mirror image standing on an openwork base, brightly painted in pink, yellow, green, blue and red enamels; and a near pair of pear-shaped vases enamelled with elegant ladies surrounded by boys in a fenced garden.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 600

164
Three sets of Chinese famille rose cups and saucers and a pair of cups
Comprising a tea bowl and saucer finely enamelled with jays perched on branches of peony in a gilt scroll border; a coffee-cup and saucer decorated with jays within a diaper-pattern border; a tea bowl and saucer decorated with butterflies among chrysanthe

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 1,800

165
A set of four Chinese famille rose ‘figural’ cups and saucers
Each delicately decorated with an elegant lady holding a double-gourd spilling fruit and a boy in a landscape, the rims with birds and pseudo coats-of-arms and monograms.

Estimate € 500 - 800

Result € 1,300

166
A Chinese export armorial charger
Decorated in famille rose enamels and gilt with the impaled coat-of-arms of possibly Van Hatten, surrounded by grisaille panels of birds and landscapes.

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.000

Result € 1,500

167
A Chinese export famille rose plate
Decorated with Apollo playing his lyre, seated half-dressed beside a muse in a field with trees in the background, the rim with sprays of chrysanthemum and peony.

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.000

Result -

168
A pair of Chinese famille rose teapots with covers
Each teapot and cover lobed and decorated with peonies within black outlined reserves, surrounded by diaper pattern.

Estimate € 500 - 800

Result € 500

169
A Chinese iron-red and gilt-decorated ‘passing of the state’s exam’ cup and saucer
The flower-shaped cup and saucer finely decorated with a boy seated on a water buffalo while flying his kite.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 550

170
A Chinese famille rose milk-jug and cover and a cup and saucer
The pear-shaped milk-jug decorated with shaped panels of peony on a trellis-pattern ground; and a cup and saucer painted with birds amongst peony.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result -

171
A set of three Chinese export European subject cups and saucers, three famille rose cups and a milk-jug
The set of three cups and saucers decorated with a Meissen-style scene of European figures on a quay; two various famille rose cups; a famille rose Mandarin pattern cup; and a milk-jug decorated with peonies.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result -

172
A collection of Chinese famille rose plates
Comprising a set of six plates painted and gilt with a pair of pheasants amidst peonies; a set of three scalloped plates painted with peony; and a verte-Imari plate painted with scholar's objects.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result -

173
A collection of five Chinese famille rose pattipan
Comprising a lozenge-shaped pattipan decorated with ladies and a boy at a calligraphy table; a lobed Mandarin-pattern pattipan painted with figures before a European-style church; and three various pattipan with flowers.

Estimate € 500 - 800

Result -

174
Three Chinese famille rose plates and a famille rose and bianco sopra bianco teapot and cover
Comprising a pair of plates decorated with quail in a scroll cartouche surrounded by peonies; a plate painted with scholar's objects and a bowl containing the Three Abundances; and a pear-shaped teapot and cover painted with shaped cartouches of flowers o

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result -

175
A Chinese blue and white bottle vase
Decorated to the rounded body with panels enclosing antiquities, elegant ladies and flower vases, the tall neck with stiff leaves.

Estimate € 2.000 - 4.000

Result € 2,000

176
Two Chinese blue and white bottle vases
Each modeled with rounded body and tall flared neck, variously decorated with antiquities in varying shades of cobalt blue.

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.000

Result € 2,100

177
A Chinese blue and white bottle vase
The pear-shaped body decorated with antiquities, the tall flared neck with insects among flowers.

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result € 700

178
A set of three Chinese blue and white rosewater sprinklers
Each pear-shaped vase decorated with shaped panels enclosing lotus on a washed-blue ground, the tall necks with floral stems.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 700

179
A Chinese blue and white vase
Modeled with lotus petals, each decorated with a boy at play or an elegant lady, the tall flared neck applied with gilt twin dragon handles, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua mark.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 1,800

180
A large Chinese blue and white five-piece matched garniture
Comprising a set of three baluster vases, three covers and a pair of beaker vases, each decorated with a diaper pattern, the baluster vases with river landscapes and the beaker vases with birds and prunus.

Estimate € 4.000 - 6.000

Result -

181
Two Chinese blue and white vases
Each baluster vase decorated in mirror image with a warrior standing in front of two ladies reading a letter, possibly a scene from the Romance of the Western Chamber, each with an apocryphal Kangxi mark.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 2,400