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.

218
A Chinese green glass Islamic market vessel
The sides with panels enclosing Arabic inscriptions, the sides applied with twin handles, the glass of an apple-green tone, with apocryphal Qianlong mark.

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result € 3,000

219
A Chinese cloisonné enamel Islamic market box, cover and stand
The domed cover decorated with a central roundel with Arabic inscription reading alhamdulillah (Praise to God), surrounded by a lotus scroll that is repeated on the base and stand, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark on a gilt raised panel.

Estimate € 2.000 - 4.000

Result € 3,000

220
A Chinese inside-painted glass snuff bottle
Delicately painted with variously colored butterflies in a garden, seal and inscription, stopper.

Estimate € 1.200 - 1.600

Result -

221
A Chinese inside-glass painted snuff bottle
Decorated to both flattened sides in bright yellow, green, red and blue tones with a figure of Buddha, one seated on a lotus throne, the other holding a ruyi-sceptre, seal and inscription, stopper.

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.000

Result -

222
A Chinese celadon jade fish-shaped snuff bottle
Modeled as a carp, with incised eyes, mouth and gills, with carved bifurcated tail, the stone of an even pale celadon tone, stopper.

Estimate € 1.200 - 1.600

Result € 1,200

223
A Chinese celadon jade snuff-bottle
The flattened bottle is carved to one side with a fierce dragon amongst clouds, the reverse inscribed with a poem, the sides elegantly carved with two elongated handles, the stone of an even pale celadon tone, stopper.

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.000

Result € 1,400

224
A Chinese inside-painted glass ‘landscape’ snuff bottle
The flattened baluster sides painted to the interior with a continuous scene of figures and a pavilion in an extensive mountainous landscape strewn with pine-trees, seal and inscription.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 1,200

225
A Chinese inside-painted glass snuff bottle
The flattened bottle painted to one side with a bird perched in a tree, the reverse with ducks at a river bank, seal and inscription, stopper.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 750

226
A Chinese pink tourmaline ‘prunus and pine’ snuff bottle
One side carved with a spray of prunus, the other with pine tree, the stone of a delicate pink tone, stopper.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result -

227
A Chinese carved pink glass ‘dragon’ snuff bottle
The flattened bottle well carved to the rounded sides with six dragons amongst stylized cloud scrolls, symbolizing the number of dragon princes in the imperial family, stopper.

Estimate € 1.200 - 1.500

Result -

228
A Chinese amethyst-coloured glass snuff bottle
The delicate flattened bottle carved with octagonal sides, surmounted by a cylindrical neck, one side wheel-cut with a spray of orchid, the other with a poem and mark of the Qianlong emperor, the glass of a translucent amethyst tone, green jadeite stopper

Estimate € 3.000 - 5.000

Result € 2,200

229
A fine Chinese red-overlay bubble-suffused glass snuff bottle
Of flattened baluster form deep and well carved through the red overlay with a design of four pomegranates growing from leafy stems, the yellow glass ground suffused with a fine network of bubbles, stopper.

Estimate € 1.200 - 1.500

Result € 1,200

230
A Chinese dendritic agate ‘Daoist’ snuff bottle
The flattened baluster bottle carved to one side with a horse standing before a Daoist trigram, Ba Gua, and beside a small spray of lingzhi fungus, the reverse with trees and cloud scrolls divided by a pine tree, cleverly using the brownish-black inclusio

Estimate € 1.200 - 1.500

Result -

231
A Chinese inside-painted glass snuff bottle
The rectangular bottle carved with canted corners, inside-decorated to one side with prunus growing from rockwork, the reverse with a crane beside a pine tree, seal and inscription.

Estimate € 900 - 1.200

Result € 900

232
A rare Chinese carved imperial yellow glass snuff bottle
The rounded baluster bottle carved to both sides with a pair of archaistic confronted phoenixes, stopper.

Estimate € 1.200 - 1.500

Result € 1,400

233
A Chinese celadon and russet jade snuff bottle
One side of the rounded bottle carved with a scholar playing the qin, an attendant him, the reverse with a boy beside on a buffalo, the stone of a pale celadon tone with a pale russet inclusion, stopper.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result € 1,000

234
A rare and unusual Chinese carnelian agate ‘deer’ snuff bottle
Carved in the shape of a reclining deer with its legs tucked below its body and holding a leafy spray in its mouth, the striped agate of white and cream tone, red coral stopper.

Estimate € 1.200 - 1.600

Result -

235
Two Chinese ivory models of ladies
Modeled in mirror image as two standing ladies, each dressed in long robes and holding a lotus flower.

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result € 1,100

236
Three Chinese ivory figures of Immortals
Comprising figures of Shoulao, He Xiangu and Lu Dongbin, each carrying their specific attributes and carved in standing position.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 1,300

237
A Chinese ivory brushpot
Carved in relief with four of the eight Immortals, one riding his crane, in a garden with linghzi fungus and pine, on wood stand.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result -

238
A Japanese ivory okimono of a lady
Modeled standing on an oval plinth holding a chicken and carrying a jar on her shoulder, signed.

Estimate € 500 - 700

Result -

239
A Chinese export stucco figure of a dignitary
The female figure is modelled seated on a low chair, her hands resting on her knees, dressed in long red robes embellished with four roundels and a rank badge with lotus, the hair tied in a high knot.

Estimate € 30.000 - 35.000

Result -

240
A Chinese wooden table
The rectangular table top with a stepped apron, supported on four legs, the grain of a deep honey tone.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 750

241
A Chinese wooden table
The square table top resting on four cylindrical legs, the top with openwork railing.

Estimate € 400 - 600

Result -

242
A Chinese wooden ‘bamboo’ table
The square top supported on bamboo legs and bamboo aprons.

Estimate € 400 - 600

Result -

243
A Chinese huali table cabinet
With two doors above a drawer, the sides openworked with ruyi-shaped panels, the wood of an attractive dark caramel tone.

Estimate € 2.000 - 3.000

Result -

244
A set of two Chinese huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs with matching huanghuali table
With intricately carved backsplat and curvilinear arms ending in a scrolled floral motif, the seat fronted by a plain bead edge apron and supports raised on a rectangular base, the wood with a fine grain and of a rich amber tone.

Estimate € 4.000 - 6.000

Result € 16,000

245
An exceptionally large Chinese wooden painting table
The large rectangular top supported on four cylindrical legs with scroll supports, the wood with a rich caramel patina.

Estimate € 1.000 - 2.000

Result € 2,800

246
A set of six Chinese wooden ‘official’s hat’ chairs
With curved top rail supported by gently curving back splat, the plain seats supported by four cylindrical legs joined by stepped stretchers at the base.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 1,200

247
A set of four Chinese wooden ‘official’s hat’ chairs
With curved top rail supported by gently curving back splat, the plain seats supported by four cylindrical legs joined by stepped stretchers at the base.

Estimate € 400 - 600

Result € 380

248
A Chinese wood four-leaf screen
Each leaf openworked with decorative geometric patterns.

Estimate € 1.000 - 2.000

Result € 750

249
A Japanese six-leaf screen
Decorated with roosters and chicken below blossoming sakura branches.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result -

250
A Chinese export lacquer tripod table
The table-top decorated in gilt on the black lacquer ground with dancers and musicians on a palatial terrace.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 600

251
Two Chinese black lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlaid chests and mother-of-pearl tokens
Each variously inlaid with birds and flowers on a black lacquer ground, the larger with various mother-of-pearl tokens.

Estimate € 500 - 800

Result € 480

252
A Chinese six-fold hardwood screen inlaid with quartz and soapstone
Each panel inlaid with various types of carved quartz and with soapstone with a scene of birds amongst flowering branches, on a black lacquered ground, the reverse with gilt decoration of prunus, chrysanthemum and peony.

Estimate € 2.000 - 4.000

Result € 2,600

253
A Japanese scroll painting a.o. by Kubota Shumman and Ota Nampo
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), in ink and color on paper, depicting the Rokkasen (six Japanese poetic geniuses), with calligraphy, in wooden box.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 800