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.

254
A pair of Japanese nanga scroll paintings ‘Views near Kyoto’ by Kawamura Bumpo
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scrolls), in ink and color on paper, depicting a contemplating philosopher in rocky landscape and a teacher and apprentice walking towards a temple in a rocky landscape, both signed and sealed, in one wooden box.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result -

255
A pair of Japanese scroll paintings by Hasegawa Gyokuho
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), in ink and color on paper, depicting a moonlit mountainous river landscape with a barge near a village, signed and sealed, in wooden box.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 700

256
A Japanese scroll painting by Yamamoto Baiitsu
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), ink and color on paper, depicting hibiscus. Signed, dated an autumn day in the year Koin (1830) and sealed, in wooden box.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result -

257
A Japanese nanga scroll painting by Hanabusa Itchō
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), in ink and color on paper, depicting a priest under a torii at the entrance of a Shinto shrine. Signed Hanabusa Itchō sho and sealed Shinkō noin, in wooden box.

Estimate € 1.000 - 2.000

Result -

258
A Japanese scroll painting by Nagazawa Rosetsu
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), ink on paper, depicting a waterside with bamboo in the moonlight. With a haiku by Murase Kotei (1744-1819). Signed and sealed, in signed wooden box.

Estimate € 1.000 - 2.000

Result € 1,100

259
Four Japanese folding screen panel paintings by Soga Shohaku
All vertical in ink on paper, all depicting a mountainous river landscape with scholars, based on Shan shui painting. All bearing seal.

Estimate € 4.000 - 8.000

Result € 2,600

260
A Japanese nanga scroll painting by Kawamura Bumpo
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scrolls), in ink and color on paper, depicting a contemplating philosopher in rocky landscape, signed and sealed, in wooden box.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result -

261
A Japanese scroll painting by Nakahara Nantembo
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), in ink on paper, depicting Mt. Fuji with calligraphy, signed Nachijusan NantemboToju 83 (painted while he was 83) and sealed Hakugaibutsu Toju, in signed wooden box.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 500

262
A Japanese scroll painting by Kishi Chikudo
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), in ink on paper, depicting a fisherman on a boat near a bridge, in a wide mountainous river landscape, signed and sealed, in wooden box.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 420

263
A Japanese scroll painting of Kyoto by Hirai Baisen
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), in ink and color on paper, depicting Kamogawa river in Kyoto during winter, signed and sealed, in signed wooden box.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result -

264
A Japanese scroll painting by Taizan
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), in ink and color on paper, depicting a tengu with his long nose, signed and sealed, in wooden box.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 400

265
A Japanese scroll nanga painting by Ikeno Taiga
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), in ink and color on paper, depicting a scholar under a pine tree in rocky landscape, signed and sealed, in wooden box.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 550

266
A scroll painting by Obaku Moku’an (Mu’an Xingtao)
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), in ink on paper, depicting Hotei with his bag filled with everything you could wish for, with calligraphy haiku, signed Obaku Moku'an and sealed, in wooden box.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 700

267
A Japanese scroll painting by Mori Tetsuzan
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), ink on paper, depicting a tiger. Signed Tetsuzan and sealed Shushin, in wooden box.

Estimate € 2.000 - 3.000

Result -

268
A Japanese scroll painting by Imao Keinen
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), in ink and color on paper, depicting saru kani gases or The Crab and the Monkey, signed and sealed, in wooden box.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 480

269
A Japanese scroll painting by Kishi Chikudo
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), in ink and color on paper, depicting a procession of monks descending from a monastery, setting out on their daily alms round, signed Tsuchinoto hitsuji shunki(?) (painted in Spring, in the year of the sheep ', [1859]),

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 420

270
A Japanese scroll painting by Mori Sosen
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), ink and color on paper, depicting frolicking Japanese macaques on a rock ledge. Signed Sosen and sealed, in signed wooden box.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 1,600

271
A Japanese scroll painting by Hashimoto Kanetsu
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), ink on paper, depicting a tiger. Signed, dated start of the summer of the year kibo (1903) and sealed, in wooden box.

Estimate € 1.000 - 2.000

Result € 1,000

272
A Japanese nanga scroll painting by Cho Gessho
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), in ink and color on paper, depicting a firewood trader walking from the forest to the city, signed Gessho and sealed Gyotei and Genkei, in wooden box.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

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273
A Japanese scroll painting ‘one stroke daruma’ by Nakahara Nantembo
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), in ink on paper, depicting calligraphy and a stylized daruma watching the moon, signed Hachijugo Nantembo toju and sealed Hakugaikutsu Toju and Nantembo Hachijugo o, in wooden box.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 600

274
A Japanese scroll painting by Nakahara Nantembo
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), calligraphy in ink on paper, signed and sealed, in signed wooden box.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 600

275
A collection of eight Japanese stoneware chawan and a bottle
Covered with various glazes, comprising one Raku bowl.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 420

276
A collection of Japanese stoneware chawan and porcelain and lacquer teaware
The chawan covered with various glazes, comprising one inscribed bowl by Rengetsu, a Raku summer bowl, an Oribe bowl, a Raku bowl; two stoneware tea caddies; a celadon-glazed box and cover modeled with bamboo; a black lacquer box and cover decorated in g

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 1,300

277
Two Japanese stone scholar’s rocks, suiseki
In natural, jagged shape, on wood stands.

Estimate € 500 - 700

Result € 320

278
Three Japanese stone scholar’s rocks, suiseki
Each of natural, jagged shape.

Estimate € 500 - 700

Result € 320

279
A scroll painting by Hashimoto Kanetsu (Guanxue Qiaoben)
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), ink and color on paper, depicting a Japanese macaque. Signed and sealed, in wooden box.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 900

280
A collection of two Japanese print design studies, by Toyohara Kunichika, one by Yoshitora and three by Katsukawa Shuntei
The first two, by Kunichika, studies for prints with geisha, the one by Yoshitora a study for an actor as Soga no Goto, the three by Shuntei, studies for prints with a godly battle between warriors, three men by a teahouse and a scene with samurai. all inclusive

Estimate € 1.000 - 2.000

Result € 550

281
Two Japanese ukiyo-e prints by Kunisada and Toyokuni
One rare uchiwa fan print by Kunisada Utagawa (1786-1865), depicting the portrait of an actor and one by Toyokuni Utagawa (1769-1825), depicting a posing actor in fan shaped reserve. Both framed.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 550

282
A collection of four Japanese illustrated books by Kawamura Bumpo
Comprising of Bumpo Gafu (sketches by Bumpo), vol. I & II, 1807 & 1811, Teito Gakei Ichiran (Choice sights of the Capital), Kyoto 1809-1816 and Nagaku Bumpo Kaido Soga (Highway pictures) Osaka 1811.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 420

283
A collection of four Japanese illustrated books
Comprising a book by Aikawa Minwa (act. 1806-1821), Manga Hyakujo (Sketchbook of One Hundred Women), Kyoto 1814, one by Cho Gessho (1772-1832), Fugyo Gasu (album of paintings by Gessho), Nagoya 1817, one by Cho Gessho, A thicket of pictures without shapes

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 420

284
Two finely painted Japanese albums
One album with 19 paintings of landscapes, flowers and birds by Kinseki and Manju amongst others, all signed and sealed. The other album, anonymous, containing 18 finely painted images of birds, landscapes, insects and mammals.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result -

285
A collection of seven Japanese netsuke
One, made of wood, carved as a monkey in the form of Ashinagai; one in mother-of-pearl, in the form of a tako (squid) with inlaid eyes; one in boxwood and ivory, in the form of a sanbaso dancer; one in soapstone, in the form of a Chinese scholar; one in i

Estimate € 500 - 700

Result € 750

286
A Japanese ivory netsuke
Carved as a reclining water buffalo looking over its back and with its tail flicked over its haunches. Signed Tomokazu.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 1,500

287
A Japanese ivory netsuke
Carved in the form of a hare with elegant long ears, raising the head, with inlaid eyes, towards the right with one paw raised. Signed Seizan.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 900

288
A Japanese bone netsuke
Eleborately carved in the form of a gnarling wolf with his paw resting on a human skull. Signed Tomochika.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 2,200

289
A Japanese ivory netsuke
Finely carved in the form of a bundle of four rats, with inserted eyes. Signed Ranchi.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 1,300