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.

290
A large Japanese ivory netsuke carved in the form of a kirin
Seated on his haunches and roaring with his head upturned, with inlaid eyes. Signed Kangyoku.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 1,100

291
A collection of three Japanese netsuke
Comprising an ivory monkey grabbing its own tail, with inlaid eyes, signed; a bone recumbent ox and two rabbits playing, ivory with inlaid eyes, signed.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 600

292
A collection of seven Japanese ivory netsuke
Compress-a-horse; a playful monkey; a tiger; a mouse on a fan; two horses circling around one another; a sperm whale with squid and a curled up snake.

Estimate € 500 - 800

Result € 1,300

293
A collection of four Japanese ivory netsuke
Comprising a finely carved Handaka, with the dragon living in his alms bowl; a Daikoku with three Oni on his hammer, signed Gyoku-san; a Hotei with two karako on its sack; and a group of two deities holding a hibachi teased by Oni, signed Kyokuga.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 1,400

294
A collection of three Japanese ivory netsuke and an okimono
Comprising Ebisu riding a fish depicted as karako, signed Shugetsu; Hotei in karakusa robe dancing with his sack; a group of karako playing drum and performing a dragon dance; and an okimono depicting Hotei with karako, with inscription long live prosperi

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 2,600

295
A collection of five Japanese ivory netsuke
Comprising a woman breastfeeding her child whilst being tormented by monkeys, signed Shogetsu; a group of brawling men with robes inlaid with abalone and mother-of-pearl; Ikkoku sennin carrying princess Sendabujin on his back, signed Hokō; a karoko perfor

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 2,600

296
A collection of seven Japanese ivory manju netsuke
Comprising a manju with a deity against a stylized chrysanthemum background, signed Hō-Shinsei; a manju with openwork chrysanthemum carving, signed; a manju with peonies and Shishi lion meaning luck and abundance, signed Gyoku-San; a manju depicting a fig

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 2,600

297
A collection of six Japanese netsuke
Comprising a kagamibuta, signed Shomin; a kagamibuta signed Shu-min; an ivory netsuke in the form of a box with inlay depicting a bird near a branch with berries; a lacquer netsuke in the form of a natsume; an openwork netsuke in the form of a drum; and oh

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 3,000

298
A collection of five Japanese ivory netsuke
Comprising one of the Seven Lucky Gods Fukurokuju, signed Tomoichi; a Hyottoko mask; a group with two Oni catching Shoki under a robe; an ornament of shells; and one depicting a bundle of rats.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 1,300

299
A collection of four Japanese ivory netsuke
Comprising an apparition with a rat on its back, keeping a rat trap closed, signed Okuda; an Oni polishing the third eye of a mask with inlaid eyes, signed Sōroku; an Oni playing drums or thunder god Ru; and one sake drinking Oni with tokkuri.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 1,200

300
A collection of seven Japanese ivory netsuke
Comprising a kagamibuta with silver disk with a dragon; a kagamibuta with silver disk with two dragons; a manju, openwork and with colored metal Shinto priest; a mask; a hand; a square bundle of flowers and a peony with metal eyelet.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 2,400

301
A collection of five Japanese netsuke
One carved in the form of an old man riding a horse, signed Kugetsu; one in the form of a Niō being carved by two artisans, signed Masahiro; one as Guan Yu; one in the form of Shoki trampling an Oni; and one as a figure drawing a sword, with an evil spirit

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 4,200

302
A Japanese Arita blue and white beer mug with metal cover
Decorated with three panels enclosing birds among flowering branches, figures with a parasol on a landscape and birds in a river landscape, on a karakusa scroll.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 800

303
A Japanese Arita blue and white beer mug with metal cover
The pear-shaped jug decorated with panels enclosing birds among flowering branches, figures in a mountainous landscape and a river landscape, on a ground of karakusa scroll.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 480

304
Two Japanese Arita blue and white jugs
Each modelled with bulbous body and variously painted with figures in a river landscape, the cylindrical neck decorated with upright stylized flowers, applied with C-shaped handle.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 950

305
A Japanese Arita blue and white ‘kraak’-style dish
Decorated to the central cartouche with a flower-vase, surrounded at the rim by panels enclosing flowers and antiquities.

Estimate € 500 - 1.000

Result € 480

306
A Japanese Arita blue and white ‘V.O.C.’ dish
Painted to the central roundel with the VOC monogram, surrounded by two ho-o birds (phoenix) among pomegranate and camellia, the border panels at the rim enclosing bamboo and peony.

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.000

Result € 5,000

307
A Japanese Satsuma plate
Decorated in colored enamels and gilt with numerous figures in a landscape.

Estimate € 400 - 600

Result € 400

308
Two Japanese Imari shaving basins
One painted with a vase enclosing peony, the other with sprays of prunus.

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result -

309
Two Japanese Kutani sculptures
One modeled in the shape of an owl seated on a tree trunk and the other shaped as a parrot.

Estimate € 500 - 700

Result € 550

310
A Japanese Imari figure of a bijin
The elegant lady modeled in standing position wearing elaborately decorated kimono, her hair with a high topknot.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result € 1,000

311
A Japanese Imari trumpet vase
Decorated with panels enclosing jardinières, on various floral grounds.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result -

312
A pair of Japanese Imari chargers
Each decorated to the center with a shishi lion and a brocade ball, surrounded by shaped panels enclosing carp among waves, a phoenix and a pheasant.

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result -

313
A kakiemon-style whistle
Shaped as a reclining boy.

Estimate € 400 - 600

Result -

314
A Japanese kakiemon box and cover
The lobed box decorated in iron-red, overglaze blue, green and iron-red enamels and gilt with cherry branches in a rocky garden, the slightly domed cover similarly decorated.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result -

315
Two Japanese Namban iron tsuba
One oval and one sendai shape tsubawith raised rim and decorated in relief with rain dragons and pseudo-Latin letters, with gold nunome.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result -

316
Two Japanese iron tsuba and two metal clasps
Comprising an oval tsuba openworked with a foreigner on horseback, signed 'Shigesada'; a tsuba of mokkô shape decorated in relief with a dog and hagi in relief with gold details; and two menuki, one shaped as a reclining tenaga and the other of copper and

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result -

317
A brass Japanese lantern
The six sides openworked with scrolls surmounted by a leaf-shaped top supporting the domed cover.

Estimate € 500 - 700

Result -

318
A Japanese silver coffee-pot
The octagonal pot surmounted by a slightly domed cover, with ivory handle.

Estimate € 500 - 700

Result € 700

319
Two Japanese ‘Boy’s Day’ miniature samurai suits of armour
One larger and one smaller, both in gold lacquer, comprising kabuto with demon mask, the cuirass threaded in gold with sleeves and kawara haidate and shoes. Both in a wooden armor box and on a stand.

Estimate € 3.000 - 5.000

Result -

320
An East-Tibetan Thanka
Depicting the lokapala Kubera, standing on a rock, an adorant in front, the right hand holding a parasol, the left the mangouste, wearing elaborate armour, boots, scarf, behind his head a flaming aureole, below his name with dBu-can script . framed and glazed

Estimate € 2.000 - 3.000

Result € 12,000

321
A Thanka of the Buddha Amitabha
Amitabha depicted in Sukhavati, the Western paradise. In gilded wooden and glazed frame.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result -

322
An illustrated folio from a Safavid Shahnaa (book of kings), a scene from the Ragamala series: Hindol Raga Bundi and an Indian erotic miniature
A hero lies on the ground struck by an arrow shot by another soldier, their two horses watching, with four columns of nasata'liq text above and below, the reverse with text arranged in four columns, in gouache on paper, heightened with gilt. The Ragamala

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result -

323
A large Thai wooden model of a Naga
With remains of the original decoration, mounted on a base.

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 800

324
An Indian polychrome-painted wood sculpture of a lady
Modeled in standing position wearing a dotted sari.

Estimate € 500 - 700

Result € 700

325
A Nepalese wooden mask and a Cambodian bronze lingam
The polychrome-painted mask carved with bulging eyes and open mouth; the lingam cast with a head.

Estimate € 500 - 800

Result € 300