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.

182
Three small Chinese blue and white vases
Comprising a pear-shaped bottle vase decorated with birds among flowering branches; a molded vase decorated with swirling panels of chrysanthemum and narcissus; and a baluster vase and cover decorated with birds among flowering branches.

Estimate € 700 - 900

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183
A Chinese blue and white vase
The slender baluster sides painted with elegant ladies in an interior, marked with artemisia leaf.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result € 1,000

184
A pair of Chinese blue and white small vases
The squared baluster vases each applied with twin dragon handles and decorated with elongated ladies on a terrace and flowers.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 600

185
A Chinese blue and white dish
Painted with pagoda's beside pine and willow trees in an extensive river landscape, surrounded at the border by a composite band of butterflies, flowers and ruyi-heads.

Estimate € 600 - 800

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186
A Chinese blue and white ewer and cover
The lower body painted with chrysanthemum, bamboo, antiquities and peony, the upper body with branches of prunus centered by antiquities, the flat cover with further flowers.

Estimate € 700 - 900

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187
A collection of Chinese blue and white plates
Comprising a set of five dinner plates decorated with peonies and antiquities, a set of five plates decorated with peonies and a set of six plates painted with flower-heads.

Estimate € 750 - 1.000

Result € 750

188
A blue and white cadogan teapot
The peach-shaped teapot decorated with roundels enclosing lotus, pine-trees, flower-heads and various decorative patterns.

Estimate € 500 - 800

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189
A large Japanese blue and white bowl
The interior decorated with a roundel enclosing a river landscape, the deep well with pine, peony and chrysanthemum, the exterior painted with antiquities.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 800

190
A Chinese copper-red-glazed dish
Covered with a pale red glaze, the rim and base left white, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark. With wooden stand.

Estimate € 500 - 800

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191
Five Chinese Yixing teapots and covers
Comprising two lobed teapots, the covers with lion finials; an oval teapot with squirrels and vine; a lotus-shaped teapot with a frog-shaped finial; and a hexagonal teapot and cover.

Estimate € 500 - 700

Result € 500

192
A small Chinese Yixing gilt-decorated teapot and cover
H. 5.5 cm

Estimate € 500 - 800

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193
Een Chinese Longquan celadon geglazuurde ‘draken’ schotel
Modeled with ribbed sides and horizontal edging, the inside is formed with a dragon and the flaming pearl, surrounded by incised flowing lines and covered with a sea green glaze. With wooden stand.

Estimate € 2.000 - 3.000

Result € 2,000

194
A Chinese celadon-glazed ‘peony’ jar
The baluster sides freely carved with peony-scroll, bordered by a panel of ruyi-heads at the shoulder and upright leaves at the foot, covered overall in a sea-green glaze.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result € 1,000

195
A Chinese sancai-glazed ‘pagoda’ basin
The leaf-shaped basin modeled with a lotus-plant, the side with pagodas against a rockwork background.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

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196
A Chinese powder-blue bowl and a green-glazed vase
The bowl decorated to the exterior with a powder-blue glaze, the interior and base left white, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark; the baluster vase covered with a green glaze suffused with a dense crackle.

Estimate € 400 - 600

Result € 750

197
A Chinese black-mirror-glazed vase, fanghu
The squared sides molded with a peach-shaped panel, flanked by a pair of lug handles on the neck, covered overall with a shiny black glaze, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark.

Estimate € 500 - 700

Result € 420

198
A Chinese blue-glazed and gilt-decorated ‘dragon’ charger
The center decorated with a fierce dragon contesting the flaming pearl surrounded by four striding dragons amidst cloud and fire scrolls, the rim with a prunus and cracked ice band. With apocryphal Qianlong mark.

Estimate € 8.000 - 12.000

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199
A Chinese Dehua sculpture of Guanyin
Modeled in seated position wearing long flowing robes, wearing a beaded necklace, her high topknot adorned with jewellery, holding a scroll in her right hand, her high topknot, with double-gourd Dehua mark and square seal mark.

Estimate € 1.000 - 2.000

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200
A Chinese Dehua sculpture of Damo
Modeled standing on a base of waves, dressed in long flowing robes and a hat and string of prayer-beads slung over his back, with Dehua blind mark.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 650

201
A Chinese Dehua sculpture of Samantabhadra seated on an elephant
The Bodhisattva is seated on a lotus throne on the back of an elephant, holding a lotus stem and a scroll, wearing a serene expression on the face and the hair pulled back with a tiara, Dehua mark and square seal mark.

Estimate € 1.000 - 2.000

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202
A Chinese blanc-de-chine sculpture of Budai riding a carp
Modeled as Budai riding a carp and dragging a boy seated on a cloth sack behind him.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 400

203
A Chinese blanc-de-chine figure of Guanyin
The deity shown seated on a rockwork base, flanked by two acolytes and various attributes beside her.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 400

204
A Samson white-glazed figure of a monkey
Seated on its haunches clasping a bowl in his hands.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 500

205
A Chinese Qingbai funerary vase
The upper part of the tall tapering vase applied with whorls and a row of figures, covered in a greyish cream crackled glaze.

Estimate € 500 - 700

Result € 500

206
A Chinese white-glazed ‘chilong’ ewer
The vessel modeled as a section of bamboo with one chilong forming the handle and another functioning as the spout, the finial shaped as a qilin, the base with a molded mark.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

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207
A set of four Chinese blanc-de-chine stemcups
Each raised on a high splayed foot, molded with branches of prunus.

Estimate € 600 - 800

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208
A pair of Chinese export polychrome painted models of roosters
The white birds with long tail feathers, standing on rockwork.

Estimate € 500 - 800

Result € 850

209
A Chinese export silver ‘bamboo’ cutlery set
Each handle shaped as bamboo, the knives with bamboo-engraved blades, comprising six forks and six knives.

Estimate € 500 - 700

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210
A Chinese silver bowl
The lobed circular bowl raised on three dragon feet.

Estimate € 500 - 700

Result € 800

211
A Chinese bronze tripod ‘vine and squirrel’ censer
The circular bombe censer raised on three feet shaped as vine growing over the body and inhabited by squirrels, the openwork cover with a vine and squirrel pattern, the base cast with a seal mark.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result € 1,000

212
A Chinese bronze tripod censer
The rounded body incised decorated with bats and clouds, the sides applied with elephant-mask handles suspending loose rings, with openwork wood cover.

Estimate € 600 - 700

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213
A Chinese bronze ‘figural’ censer
The six sides molded with interior scenes enclosing boys and ladies.

Estimate € 600 - 800

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214
A Chinese bronze censer
The shaped compressed censer surmounted by an openwork cover.

Estimate € 900 - 1.200

Result € 900

215
A Chinese cloisonné ‘phoenix’ bowl
The bowl raised on three elephant's-head supports and applied with two elephant handles, the bowl decorated in various colored enamels on a turquoise ground with a large phoenix among peonies.

Estimate € 1.200 - 1.800

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216
A pair of Chinese cloisonné vases
The bottle-shaped vases each decorated in various colored enamels on a turquoise ground with panels of birds among flowers and deer below a flowering tree.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 550

217
A Chinese cloisonné enamel Islamic market square vase
Two of the square sides decorated with a panel with Arabic inscription, the sides with Arabic calligraphy, surrounded by lotus scroll, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark on a gilt panel.

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.000

Result € 6,000