Spring Fine Art Sale: Friday 24 March 2017 10:00AM

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Viewing: Sunday 19 March 11am-4pm, Monday 20 - Thursday 23 March 10am-4pm and morning of sale days from 8am. 
Friday 24 March, 10am: Part 1: Lots 1-449
Saturday 25 March, 10am: Part 2: Lots 450-811
Saturday 25 March, 10am: Part 3: Lots 812-1049

Buyer's premium - 20% + VAT (24% in total). Please refer to our terms of business regarding telephone bidding, additional images and condition reports.

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Lots 51 to 100 of 1042


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A Meissen Porcelain Figure of The Tailor, 20th century, after the model by J J Kaendler, riding a goat, two kids in a basket on his back, on a mound base, crossed swords mark in underglaze blue, 24.5cm high See illustration

Estimate: £500-700

Sold: £800
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Lot 52

A Berlin Porcelain Figural Goblet, 19th century, the ovoid bowl painted with gods and goddesses amongst clouds on a gilt ground, supported by three cherubs on a circular plinth, sceptre mark, 13.5cm high

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £280
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Lot 53

A Paris Porcelain Coffee Can and Saucer, circa 1790, painted with river landscapes, within gilt meander borders; and A La Courtille Coffee Can and Saucer, painted with birds and branches (4)

Provenance: The Foden Collection

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £190
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Lot 54

A Matched Pair of Berlin Style Porcelain Oval Plaques, late 19th century, painted with Rebecca at the Well and with a 17th century musician holding a violin, the latter with FD monogram, 22cm by 16.5cm, framed

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £500
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Lot 55

A Matched Pair of Sèvres Style Porcelain Platters, 19th century, painted with bust portraits of Louis XVI and his lovers in gilt cartouche on bleu celeste grounds, named to reverse and with pseudo Sèvres marks, 49cm and 50cm diameter

Estimate: £1000-1500

Sold: £1800
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Lot 56

A Pair of Gilt Metal Mounted Sèvres Style Vases and Covers, 19th century, of baluster form with pine cone knops and foliate scroll handles, painted with 18th century lovers and landscapes within gilt cartouche on a blue ground, bear pseudo Sèvres marks, 45.5cm high See illustration

Estimate: £700-1000

Sold: £1700
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Lot 57

A Set of Three Imperial Porcelain Factory St Petersburg Porcelain Oyster Dishes, 1900 and 1902, from the Raphael Service, painted with classical figures on a red ground within radiating panels of classical ornament, the handles painted with heraldic devices, gilt monogram marks for Emperor Nicholas II and dates 1900 and 1902, 14.5cm wide See illustration

The Raphael Service was commissioned by Alexander III in 1883 for the Tsarskoselsky Palace and was inspired by Raphael's frescos in the Loggias of the Vatican. The nature of the decoration of this extensive service meant that it was not completed until 1903

Provenance: Given to a Lancashire engineer whilst on a trade mission to Russia in the 1920s, and thence by descent

Estimate: £18000-20000

Sold: £18000
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Lot 58

A Chinese Guan Type Dish, Ming Dynasty, of hexafoil form with allover crackle to the glaze, 15.7cm diameter See illustration

Provenance: From the Frank Caro Collection, purchased through Gimbel Brothers, New York, February 12th 1965 and thence by descent

Having worked for the New York dealer C T Loo, Frank Caro took over the shop and stock in 1949 following Loo's retirement

VAT: This lot is sold subject to Temporary Importation and VAT is due at the reduced rate which is applied to the hammer price only

Estimate: £2000-3000

Sold: £48000
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Lot 59

A Chinese Celadon Glazed Barrel Shaped Vase, with mask and loop handles, bears six character Qianlong seal mark, 12.5cm high

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £180
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Lot 60

A Blanc de Chine Libation Cup, Kangxi, of ovoid form, moulded with flowering branches on a pierced and moulded base, 9.5cm wide

Estimate: £200-250

Sold: £320
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Lot 61

A Chinese Porcelain Bottle Vase, painted in underglaze red with finger citron and pomegranates within formal borders, 30cm high

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £800
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Lot 62

A Chinese Yellow Ground Porcelain Bowl, Chenghua reign mark but Qing Dynasty, incised and enamelled in green with dragons chasing the flaming pearl over a lappet border, the interior with anhua decoration, bears six character reign mark, 17.5cm diameter See illustration

Estimate: £1500-2000

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Lot 63

A Yixing Stoneware Teapot and Cover, Qing Dynasty, of fluted oval form with crabstock spout and handle, seal mark, 21cm long; and A Similar Teapot, of square section decorated with bamboo, 17cm (2)

Estimate: £200-300

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Lot 64

A Pair of Chinese Porcelain Saucer Dishes, painted in underglaze blue with flowers and rockwork, four character Tang Zhi marks for the Halls for the Cultivation of Virtue, 21.5cm diameter

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £1000
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Lot 65

A Chinese Porcelain Charger, Qianlong reign mark but not of the period, painted in famille rose enamels with flowers and precious objects, bears six character reign mark, 36.5cm diameter

Estimate: £400-600

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Lot 66

A Chinese Porcelain "Hong" Punch Bowl, circa 1790, painted in famille rose enamels with the European factories and their associated national flags on the waterfront at Canton, the interior with formal foliate swags hung from a gilt lattice border, 36.5cm diameter See illustration

For a similar bowl see D Howard and J Ayers China for the West, pg.209 where it is noted that it is possible to date the bowls by the various flags, the Stars and Stripes being added from the latter part of the 1780s suggesting that this bowl dates to circa 1790

Estimate: £15000-20000

Sold: £70000
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Lot 67

A Chinese Porcelain Charger, 19th century, painted in famille rose enamels and gilt with a basket of flowers, the reverse with butterflies and insects, 52cm diameter See illustration

Estimate: £1000-1500

Sold: £1600
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Lot 68

A Pair of Peking Manganese Glass Tea Bowls, Qing Dynasty, of ovoid form with slightly everted rims, 8cm diameter

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £280
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Lot 69

Four Qajar Faience Tiles, 19th century, three moulded as figures on horseback holding hunting birds, the fourth as a kneeling figure, each picked out in typical colours, 17cm by 12cm, framed as one See illustration

Estimate: £600-800

Sold: £650
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Lot 70

An Isnik Style Pottery Guglet, late 19th century, with garlic neck, painted in colours with stylised roses and tulips within leaf fronds, painted flower mark, 36.5cm high

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £1400
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Lot 71

A Set of Nine Arita Porcelain Plates, 19th century, of lobed circular form, painted in underglaze blue with fishermen in a boat on a river within brocade borders with panels of calligraphy, seal marks, 21.5cm diameter See illustration

Estimate: £700-1000

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Lot 72

A Pair of Chinese Carved Mother-of-Pearl Shells, 19th century, each carved with figures amongst buildings and trees, 22cm wide, on carved hardwood stands See illustration

Estimate: £600-800

Sold: £1400
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Lot 73

A Chinese Cinnabar Lacquer Snuff Bottle and Stopper, Qing Dynasty, of pear form, carved with figures in landscapes, 7cm high

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £350
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Lot 74

A Chinese Lapis Lazuli Snuff Bottle and Metal Stopper, Qing Dynasty, of flattened ovoid form, 6.5cm long

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £110
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Lot 75

A Chinese Inside Painted Glass Snuff Bottle and Stopper, 20th century, painted with a scholar on a bridge with pavilions and mountains, the reverse with a bridge in a tree-lined landscape, bears signature for Bi Rongjiu, 7cm high

Provenance: David Bowden, London

Estimate: £400-500

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Lot 76

A Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Snuff Bottle and Stopper, Qing Dynasty, of double gourd shape decorated with flowering prunus on a blue ground, 8.5cm high

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £150
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Lot 77

A Chinese Carved Bovine Horn Libation Cup, carved with figures amongst pine and bamboo, bears four character Qianlong reign mark, 11.5cm high

Estimate: £300-500

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Lot 78

A Pair of Chinese Carved Hardwood Figures of Lion Dogs, Qing Dynasty, recumbent with scrolling manes and tails, 7cm long

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £90
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Lot 79

A Pair of Chinese Ivory Tusk Vases, mid 19th century, carved with dragons above a pagoda, on carved and pierced hardwood stands, 22.5cm high

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £700
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Lot 80

A Cantonese Ivory Card Case, mid 19th century, of rectangular form carved with figures amongst trees and pagodas, 11.5cm long See illustration

Estimate: £600-900

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Lot 81

A Cantonese Ivory Tusk Vase, 19th century, intricately carved and pierced with figures amongst pagodas and trees, 18.5cm high

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £300
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Lot 82

A Chinese Stained Ivory Vegetable Group, early 20th century, as a grasshopper perched on a radish, 28cm long

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £1300
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Lot 83

A Chinese Jade Brush Washer, of lobed rectangular form, 20cm long, on hardwood stand

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £280
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Lot 84

A Chinese Green Jadeite Figure of a Hound, 19th century, seated looking back on an oval base, 7cm high, on a wooden plinth

Estimate: £400-500

Sold: £750
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Lot 85

A Chinese Bronze Vase, possibly Ming Dynasty, of Hu form cast with dragon's mask and scroll handles, the neck with geometric motifs over incised foliage, remains of original gilding, 18.5cm high See illustration

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £700
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Lot 86

A Chinese Bronze Silk Iron, Qing Dynasty, of traditional form cast with Taotie within scroll borders and with hardwood scroll handle, 29cm long

Estimate: £200-300

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Lot 87

A Garniture of Three Chinese Bronze Vases, bears Xuande reign mark, of flattened baluster form with elephant mask handles, the bodies cast with kylin, the largest with six character reign mark, 22cm and 19.5cm high

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £400
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Lot 88

A Chinese Export Lacquer Work Box, 19th century, of rectangular form decorated with panels of figures within formal borders, the inside of the cover with pin cushion flanked by two figural supporters, the interior with lift-out fitted tray with boxes and compartments and with ivory accoutrements over a secret drawer with hinged slope containing further accoutrements and a brisé fan, 43.5cm wide

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £280
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Lot 89

A Set of Five Chinese Pith Paintings, 19th century, depicting birds in landscape, 18cm by 29.5cm See illustration

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £550
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Lot 90

Six Chinese Pith Paintings, 19th century, depicting sprays of flowers, the largest 18cm by 28cm See illustration

Estimate: £1000-1500

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Lot 91

A Set of Sixteen Chinese Pith Paintings, 19th century, as studies of butterflies and other insects, 7.5cm by 7.5cm, mounted in four frames See illustration

Estimate: £500-600

Sold: £500
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Lot 92

A Set of Sixteen Chinese Pith Paintings, 19th century, as studies of butterflies and other insects, 7.5cm by 7.5cm, mounted in four frames See illustration

Estimate: £500-600

Sold: £500
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Lot 93

A Pair of Chinese Pith Paintings, 19th century, depicting "Mountain Lowryheets" and "Silver Pheasants", 17cm by 25.5cm See illustration

Estimate: £500-600

Sold: £450
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Lot 94

Three Chinese Pith Paintings, 19th century, depicting butterflies, one 7.5cm by 12cm, two 7.5cm by 9.5cm, framed as one; and A Similar Painting, depicting insects and a crab, 15,5cm by 22.5cm (2) See illustration

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £180
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Lot 95

A Set of Eleven Chinese Pith Paintings, 19th century, depicting craftsmen at various pursuits, 7.5cm by 5cm, in three frames See illustration

Estimate: £450-550

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Lot 96

A Chinese Watercolour, 19th century, depicting courtly figures in buildings and amongst trees, 196cm by 64cm

Estimate: £400-600

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Lot 97

A Korean Painting on Canvas, Choson Dynasty, 18th/19th century, depicting the Royal Court, each dignitary inscribed with title and rank, 206cm by 206cm

Provenance: Private European Collection for the last 40 years

Estimate: £5000-8000

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Lot 98

Persian School (19th century)
Landscape with a tiger hunt and various other animals below a panel of calligraphy
Watercolour, 19cm by 11.5cm

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £250
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Lot 99

A Pair of Japanese Cloisonné Enamel Baluster Vases, Meiji period, decorated with eagles perched on rocks amongst waves on a blue ground, 12.5cm high

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £1200
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Lot 100

A Pair of Japanese Cloisonné Enamel Baluster Vases, Meiji period, worked in silver wire and colours with birds amongst blossoming branches on a blue ground, 18.5cm high

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £380
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