Previous Auction

Fine Arts Sale - May 2013

  • Lot 1

    A Parker 61 three piece set of gold pens

    Consisting of a fountain pen, ballpoint pen, and propelling pencil. Decorated with an identical engine turned diamond and reeded pattern and presented in an ochre coloured presentation case with a green velvet interior. Mark of Parker, London 1974 to the t

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    £400 - £600

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  • Lot 2

    A cased set of four silver Bridge propelling pencils

    20th century. Decorated with engine turned stems and individually marked with enamelled clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades in black and red to each cap head and presented in a black case. Marked sterling silver around the top of each stem. (4) 3.5 in (8.8

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    £40 - £60

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  • Lot 3

    A George III silver and mother of pearl fruit knife

    Marked with a lion passant, duty mark and partially rubbed Sheffield crown and date letter. 5.6 in (14.2 cm) length with blade extended. Weight 18 grams.

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    £40 - £60

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  • Lot 4

    A pair of George III silver gilt spoons

    18th century. Old English Pattern with each finely later chased with grapes and vine leaves to both the bowls and handles. Mark of Thomas Dene, London 1790. 8.7 in (22 cm) length. Weight 129 grams.

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    £80 - £120

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  • Lot 5

    A collection of silver

    Consisting of an Edwardian cake knife with a silver blade, a mother of pearl handle in a presentation case, mark of Mark Willis, Sheffield 1910 to the blade and mark of William Yates Ltd, Sheffield 1902, a cake slice with a Sheffield stainless steel blade

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    £80 - £120

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  • Lot 6

    An Edwardian four piece silver tea and coffee set

    Consisting of a teapot, coffee pot, sugar bowl and cream jug of inverted baluster form and decorated with pierced foliate gallery rims, both the teapot and coffee pot with ebony acanthus scroll handles and terminals, hinged dome lids with ebony finials and

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    £800 - £1200

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  • Lot 7

    An ecclesiastical silver chalice

    Early 20th century. The bowl of plain tapering circular form with a knopped stem and standing on a flared hexafoil base engraved with a cross. Mark of A R Mowbray & Co Ltd, London 1929. 6.5 in (16.4 cm) height, 3.2 in (8.1 cm) diameter of bowl. Weight 200

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    £80 - £120

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  • Lot 8

    A large George V silver salver

    Of circular form with a pie crust moulded border and engraved to the centre with the words 'Presented to J. A. Mc Kinley Esq. by the members of the North End Bowling Club. Portsmouth as a token of their appreciation of his services as Honorary Secretary Fo

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    £800 - £1200

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  • Lot 9

    A Victorian silver cake knife and fork set

    With mother of pearl handles and decorated with engraved floral motifs and enclosed within a velvet lined presentation case. Mark of Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall, Sheffield 1876. (2) 8.3 in (21 cm) length of fork, 10.6 in (27 cm) length of knife. Weight

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    £60 - £80

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  • Lot 10

    A George V silver dressing table tray

    Of rectangular form and decorated with an engine turned striped pattern with an unmarked circular plaque to the centre and with a rASIed floral, beaded border. Mark of Adie Brothers Ltd, Birmingham 1925. 8.5 in (21.5 cm) width, 10.9 in (27.6 cm) length. We

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    £150 - £250

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  • Lot 11

    A collection of silver plated flatware

    Consisting of a boxed set of James Ryals of Sheffield cutlery together with a boxed Priestley & Moore Ltd fish service for a table of six including a pair of fish servers. (81 items)

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    £40 - £60

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  • Lot 12

    Two William IV and Victorian silver gilt spoons

    19th century. Both are old English pattern with the scallop edged bowls finely decorated with embossed peacock birds amongst foliage with c scrolls and with chased foliate handles. Both spoons were probably later decorated and gilded in India at some point

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    £80 - £120

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  • Lot 13

    An Indian silver belt buckle

    19th century or later. Designed in two sections which clip together forming a composition of three finely engraved depictions in relief of Hindu goddesses. To the centre is a representation of Sarasvati, the Hindu goddess of learning, the arts and cultural

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    £40 - £60

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  • Lot 14

    An unusual early 20th century Indian ornately carved wood lamp stand

    The lamp stand is eclectically carved with European and Indian patterns and motifs with one upright central light and four inverted bulb fittings hanging down. A Chamarajendra Technical Institute Mysore label is attached to the base. The Chamarajendra Tech

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    £100 - £200

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  • Lot 15

    A Japanese miniature Shakudo plaque

    Meiji Period (Late 19th century). Of oval form with a scalloped edge and finely worked in gold, silver and copper in relief on a Shakudo ground depicting a crane fishing in a stream beneath a blossoming tree. Often found set within a brooch. 1.1 in (2.8 cm

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    £200 - £300

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  • Lot 16

    A Japanese miniature Shakudo plaque

    Meiji Period (Late 19th century). Of circular form and finely worked in gold and silver in relief on a Shakudo ground depicting birds amongst hibiscus flowers and foliage. Often found set within a brooch. 1.1 in (2.7 cm) diameter.

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    £200 - £300

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  • Lot 17

    A large Japanese bronze model of an eagle plated in silver

    Meiji Period (1868 - 1912). Finely modelled with wings spread wide on a separate gnarled wood perch. The underside bearing a three character mark. 34.3 in (87 cm) height.

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    £1500 - £2500

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  • Lot 18

    Kunisade III (1848 - 1920) A Japanese triptych depicting Kabuki actors in a theatrical scene

    The hand coloured woodblock print incorporated with the actors names above each figure and signed by the artist 'Kochoro hitsu' with a Toshidama seal beneath. Kunisade III is known to go under many pseudonyms including Baido Hosai, Kochoro, Kunimasa IV and

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    £150 - £200

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  • Lot 19

    Kunichika, Toyohara (1835 - 1900) A Japanese triptych depicting Kabuki actors in a theatrical scene

    The hand coloured woodblock print incorporated with the actors names above each figure and signed by the artist with a toshidama seal beneath. Mounted and framed. 13.8 in (35 cm) x 27.8 in (70.5 cm)

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    £150 - £200

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  • Lot 20

    Kunichika, Toyohara (1835 - 1900) A Japanese triptych depicting Kabuki actors in a theatrical scene

    The hand coloured woodblock print incorporated with the actors names above each figure and signed by the artist with a toshidama seal beneath. Mounted and framed. 13.7 in (34.8 cm) x 27.5 in (69.8 cm)

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    £150 - £200

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  • Lot 21

    Kunichika, Toyohara (1835 - 1900) A Japanese triptych depicting Kabuki actors in a theatrical scene

    The hand coloured woodblock print incorporated with the actors names above each figure and signed by the artist with a toshidama seal beneath. Mounted and framed. 13.7 in (34.8 cm) x 27.4 in (69.7 cm).

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    £150 - £200

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  • Lot 22

    Hokusai, Katsushika (1760 - 1849) Two Japanese woodcut prints

    Possibly early 20th century. Most likely originating from Hokusai's Manga illustrated volumes. Consisting of an equestrian scene together with a study of fish horizontally split depicting two plaice fish beneath a ray fish. Both mounted and framed. 7.4 in

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    £20 - £30

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  • Lot 24

    An impressive Japanese Export Art Nouveau cabinet

    Meiji Period. c.1890 - 1912. This large and spectacular Japanese cabinet is finely carved in Mulberry wood, the front being comprised of open shelves, a large cupboard and panels carved in relief depicting birds amongst foliage, pagodas and mountainous lan

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    £2500 - £3500

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  • Lot 25

    A Chinese export silver pill box

    Late 19th/early 20th century. Of circular form with a hinged lid and embossed with floral decoration to both the top and sides. Mark of Luen Wo of Shanghai. 2.2 in (5.5 cm) diameter. Weight 55 grams.

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    £80 - £120

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  • Lot 26

    A fine Chinese export silver tankard

    c. 1885 - 1920. With embossed decoration around the body depicting a variety of birds amidst bamboo with a scroll handle formed as a bamboo stem and a shield shaped reserve to the body inscribed 'Brenda'. Mark of Luen Wo, Shanghai. 4.5 in (11.4 cm) height.

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    £300 - £500

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  • Lot 27

    A Chinese export silver tea caddy

    c. 1885 - 1920. Of baluster form and decorated with applied chrysanthemums to the body and with an embossed band of blossoming prunus to the lid. Mark of Luen Wo, Shanghai. 5.1 in (12.9 cm) height. Weight 221 grams.

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    £250 - £350

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  • Lot 28

    A fine Chinese export silver box

    c.1850 - 1930. Of rectangular form and decorated with blossoming chrysanthemum flowers to both the sides and top. Mark of Hung Chong, Canton & Shanghai. 1.5 in (3.9 cm) height, 5.2 in (13.3 cm) width, 2.1 in (5.3 cm) depth. Weight 182 grams.

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    £150 - £250

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  • Lot 29

    A collection of Chinese export and English silver

    Late 19th/early 20th century. Consisting of a Chinese silver matchbox case decorated with birds amidst blossoming prunus with a plain circular reserve for initials, a Chinese miniature hexagonal vase decorated with embossed panels depicting two scenes in

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    £50 - £80

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  • Lot 30

    A large Chinese export silver box

    Late 18th/early 19th century. Of rectangular form with a hinged lid, gilt lined interior and a finely decorated exterior embossed with depictions of dragons amongst scrolling clouds with a central flaming pearl to the lid. Mark of Cumshing (Cum Shing), Can

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    £600 - £800

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  • Lot 31

    A Chinese red cinnabar lacquer box and cover

    19th century or earlier. Of rectangular form and decorated with carved depictions of scholars in a landscape within a floral border. Six character Qianlong mark to the base. 2 in (5 cm) height, 5.7 in (14.5 cm) width, 4 in (10.2 cm) depth.

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    £100 - £200

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  • Lot 32

    A Chinese jade carving of a head

    Probably late Ming/Qing dynasty period. Most likely carved as an interpretation of a Chinese Emperor, high ranking courtier or scholar, the stone of a pale celadon tone and mounted on an acrylic and metal stand. 2.6 in (6.7 cm) height of head, 4 in (10.2 c

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    £1000 - £2000

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  • Lot 33

    A Chinese celadon jade pendant

    19th century or earlier. Of cylindrical form and carved with a lingzhi fungus looped over at one end and with a dog of fo on the other end. There is a strong possibility that this pendant once functioned as a key. 3 in (7.7 cm) length.

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    £100 - £150

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  • Lot 34

    A Chinese translucent jade applique

    Possibly Warring States period (475 - 221 BC) Of tapering form with notched edges and decorated with C-scrolls carved in low relief and depicting a taotie mask beneath, the stone of a translucent green and light brown tone. 3.1 in (8 cm) length.

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    £150 - £250

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  • Lot 35

    A Chinese white jade carving of a deer

    Possibly late Shang/Western Zhou period. The recumbent deer of flattened form with the head turned backwards is decorated with incised patterns to the both sides, the stone is of an opaque white tone. 2.2 in (5.7 cm) length.

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    £200 - £300

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  • Lot 36

    A Chinese jade carving of a qilin

    Possibly Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368) or later. The mythical beast is carved in a seated position, head looking up with an open jaw and with a forked tail similar in form to a linghzi fungus, the stone of a greyish off-white translucent tone with brown veins

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    £350 - £450

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  • Lot 37

    A Chinese pale celadon and russet jade archers thumb ring

    Possibly Warring States or later. Of cylindrical form with two plain rASIed bands separated by a band of regular, neatly aligned rASIed bumps. 1.4 in (3.6 cm) diameter, 1.3 in (3.3 cm) height.

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    £150 - £250

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  • Lot 38

    A Chinese jade belt buckle plaque

    Probably Ming Dynasty. Carved as a pebble of plain, oval form and smoothly polished with a clip and pierced vertical band to the reverse, the stone of translucent white and russet brown tone. 3.2 in (8.1 cm) length. For similar examples see Christie's Ho

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    £1000 - £1500

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  • Lot 39

    A large Chinese jade bi disc

    Probably 20th century. Of circular form with a flat surface, the stone of a translucent celadon green & dark brown tone. 7.7 in (19.5 cm) diameter.

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    £200 - £300

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  • Lot 40

    A Chinese jade ornamental pendant plaque

    Probably Liangzhu culture. Of trapezoidal form and decorated with an incised Liangzhu culture monsters face to the front and with a short tenon pierced with three equidistant holes beneath, the translucent stone of dark green and reddish brown tone with ca

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    £300 - £500

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  • Lot 41

    A Chinese jade dragon pendant

    Late 19th/20th century. The flat plaque carved as an ArchASItic dragon shown in profile with scrolling extremities and with incised decoration on both sides, the stone of a a green and russet tone. 3.9 in (9.9 cm) length.

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    £80 - £120

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  • Lot 42

    A Chinese jade bi disc

    Zhou Dynasty period or later. Of circular form and carved on both sides with rows of comma spirals in relief on a flat ground enclosed within narrow rASIed flanges around the inner and outer edges, the stone of a dark brown tone. 4.7 in (12 cm) diameter.

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    £200 - £300

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  • Lot 43

    A Chinese white jade goose pendant

    Shang Dynasty or later. Of compressed form and finely carved in a coiled position with the head tucked in against the incised spiral pattern wing. 2 in (5.1 cm) length.

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    £300 - £500

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  • Lot 44

    A Chinese jade ceremonial axe head

    Possibly late Neolithic, Longshan culture. The thinly cut slice of jade with tapered sides and a pierced suspension whole near the top is incised with a band of decoration and depicts a stylised scrolling face beneath, the stone of a translucent spinach gr

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    £150 - £250

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  • Lot 45

    A Chinese jade ceremonial axe head

    Possibly late Neolithic, Longshan culture. The thinly cut slice of jade with tapered sides and a pierced suspension whole near the top is incised with a band of decoration and depicts a stylised scrolling face beneath, the stone of a translucent spinach gr

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    £150 - £250

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  • Lot 46

    A large Chinese archaistic jade cicada

    With tapered sides, the head carved with scrolling patterns and the wings with incised interlinked C-scrolls and rASIed nodes within an incised border with rASIed edges, the stone of white, grey and pale green tones. 5.2 in (13.3 cm) length.

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    £70 - £100

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  • Lot 47

    A group of Chinese jade circular disc pendants

    Late Neolithic period and later. Consisting of a disc with eight equidistant notched points around the outer edge, the stone of a pale greyish green tone, a disc with three cicadas carved in a simplistic manner, the stone of a creamy white tone with hints

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    £150 - £250

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  • Lot 48

    A Chinese celadon jade dragon pendant

    Probably 19th century. Carved in an ArchASItic manner with the scrolling dragon depicted facing a rat standing on its hind legs. 2.6 in (6.7 cm) height.

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    £100 - £200

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  • Lot 49

    A collection of Chinese Neolithic jade pendants

    Hongshan Culture or later. Consisting of a three ring green jade pendant, a two ring pendant with a pig dragon carved in relief, a celadon and brown jade pendant carved as a bird perched on a ring together with two green and brown jade pendants with circul

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    £500 - £800

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  • Lot 50

    A Chinese jade bi disc

    Neolithic period. Of plain, circular form, the stone of a translucent brown, green and yellow tone. 3.7 in (9.3 cm) diameter.

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    £100 - £150

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  • Lot 51

    A Chinese jade bi disc

    Eastern Zhou period or later. Carved on both sides around the central aperture with a field of nodules, separated by a single rope twist border and surrounded by an outer ring of six chilong dragons on one side crawling clockwise and the other anticlockwis

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    £700 - £1000

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  • Lot 52

    A large Chinese jade cicada

    Probably late 19th/early 20th century. Carved in relief with a scrolling chilong to the wings, the stone of a celadon green tone. 5 in (12.8 cm) length.

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    £60 - £80

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  • Lot 53

    A group of Chinese jade cicadas

    Carved with incised decoration, some drilled with holes to be utilised as pendants, the stones of celadon, translucent green and white tones. 3.1 in (7.8 cm) length, 2.9 in (7.4 cm) length, 2.7 in (6.8 cm) length, 2.6 in (6.6 cm) length, 2.5 in (6.4 cm) le

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    £150 - £250

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  • Lot 54

    A large Chinese archaistic jade cicada

    Carved with incised decoration in a Shang period style most associated with patterns on bronze objects of the period, drilled with three suspension holes to the head, the stone of a grey and white tone with orange veins mainly present beneath. 7.3 in (18.5

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    £100 - £200

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  • Lot 55

    A Chinese white and russet jade owl pendant

    Probably Yuan/early Ming dynasty. Of compressed form and carved in an ArchASItic manner on both sides incorporating both incised decoration and narrow ridged patterns in relief. 2.4 in (6.2 cm) height.

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    £600 - £800

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  • Lot 56

    A Chinese archaistic jade ring

    Possibly Warring States period. Of circular, flattened form and elaborately carved with a band of swirling patterns with two dragons and a lingzhi fungus set at equal distance around the outer edge, the stone of a translucent pale celadon and russet tone.

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    £500 - £700

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  • Lot 57

    A collection of small Chinese jade congs

    Consisting a square sectioned squat cong with angular sides, probably late Neolithic/Shang period, with a plain, undecorated surface and a large circular hole, the stone of a celadon and dark brown tone, an ArchASItic square sectioned cong, the convex face

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    £300 - £400

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  • Lot 58

    A Chinese translucent yellow and russet jade dragon pendant

    Probably Eastern Zhou period. The flat plaque carved with the dragon in profile and with a tightly curved S shaped body is decorated with rASIed curled worms on a flat ground within rASIed borders. 2.6 in (6.6 cm) diameter.

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  • Lot 59

    A Chinese jade rodent pendant

    Possibly Hongshan culture. Carved depicting either a mouse or rat rASIed on its hind feet, sheltered beneath an oval shell and with a diagonally drilled hole for suspension, the stone of a translucent green tone with orange veins to the shell. 1.7 in (4.2

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    £500 - £700

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  • Lot 60

    A group of Chinese jade cicadas

    Carved with incised decoration, some drilled with holes to be utilised as pendants with one carved as a sword slide, the stones of celadon, translucent green, dark green and russet tones. 3.3 in (8.3 cm) length, 3.2 in (8.1 cm) length, 3 in (7.5 cm) length

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    £100 - £200

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  • Lot 61

    A Chinese jade awl shaped pendant

    Possibly Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture. Of cylindrical tapered form with one pointed end and decorated with finely incised Liangzhu culture figures in relief to the upper section. 3.3 in (8.3 cm) length.

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    £70 - £100

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  • Lot 62

    A Chinese celadon jade tiger plaque pendant

    Probably Shang Dynasty period. The flat plaque carved as a crouching tiger shown in profile with a suspension hole integrated into the jaw and decorated on both sides with narrow ridged patterns in relief, the stone of a translucent celadon green colour. 3

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    £400 - £600

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  • Lot 63

    A Chinese archaistic jade mythical beast

    Similar in form to a dog and carved in a recumbent position with outstretched front paws and with incised features and patterns to the body, the stone of a pale celadon tone with the surface eroded in places. 3.3 in (8.4 cm) length.

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    £700 - £1000

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  • Lot 64

    A Chinese jade carving of a chilong

    Possibly late Western Han/early Eastern Han dynasty. Depicted standing on all fours with a fierce expression and a gaping jaw, the stone of a greyish green tone. 3 in (7.6 cm) length.

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    £250 - £350

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  • Lot 65

    A Chinese jade carving of a mythical beast

    Possibly Western Han period. Carved in a seated position with incised decoration, the stone of pale celadon tone. 1.9 in (4.8 cm) length.

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    £600 - £800

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  • Lot 66

    A group of Chinese jade and hardstone cicadas

    Carved with incised decoration, some drilled with holes to be utilised as pendants, the stones of green, white, grey, brown and yellow tones. 4.2 in (10.7 cm) length, 3.3 in (8.3 cm) length, 2.5 in (6.4 cm) length, 2.6 in (6.6 cm) length, 2.4 in (6 cm) len

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    £50 - £70

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  • Lot 67

    A Chinese celadon and russet jade carving of a mythical beast

    Late 19th/early 20th century. The recumbent beast is carved in the round with its hind legs tucked beneath its body, its head turned backwards and seated in a curled up position with its young clinging to its body, the celadon stone with calcified and russ

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    £700 - £900

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  • Lot 68

    A small Chinese pale celadon jade carving of a ram

    Probably Qianlong period (1736 - 1795). The recumbent ram is carved with its legs tucked underneath its body and the head facing backwards with incised details, the celadon stone with russet highlights which have been cleverly incorporated into the neck, l

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    £2000 - £3000

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  • Lot 69

    A Chinese jade mandarin duck carving

    Possibly Yuan/Ming Dynasty (1279 - 1644). Decorated with incised details to the head, wings, tail and feet beneath, the stone of a mottled green and dark grey tone. Similar carvings have been found from the Yuan period with pierced holes often considered t

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    £200 - £300

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  • Lot 70

    A Chinese jade bi disc

    Probably Neolithic period. Of circular form and flanked by two cicadas, the stone of a translucent greenish yellow. 2.6 in (6.7 cm) width.

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    £80 - £120

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  • Lot 71

    A group of Chinese jade cicadas

    Carved with incised decoration, one depicted with a mythical beasts head. 2.7 in (6.8 cm) length, 2.4 in (6.2 cm) length, 2.3 in (5.9 cm) length, 2.2 in (5.7 cm) length. (4 items)

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    £100 - £150

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  • Lot 72

    A small Chinese jade cong

    Probably Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture. Of tubular form with a square cross section, tapered sides and drilled from both ends, subdivided into three tiers consisting of parallel ridges with finely incised face patterns spanning the corners, the stone

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    £200 - £300

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  • Lot 73

    An unusual Chinese Neolithic jade mythical beast pendant

    Probably Hongshan Culture. Carved in a hunched position with long ears, bulging eyes and a long tail curled over above the head forming a looped section, the stone of a translucent green tone. 2.3 in (5.8 cm) height.

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    £200 - £300

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  • Lot 75

    A celadon jade carving of a Buddhist lion

    Probably 19th century. The recumbent feline carved in the round is depicted in a curled up position with a large forked tail flicked over one side and with feet carved with sharp claws, the stone of a translucent calcified celadon with russet veins. 2.5 in

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    £300 - £500

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  • Lot 76

    A Chinese Ming style jade carving of a tortoise

    Probably 19th century. Carved in the form of a tortoise holding a lingzhi mushroom in its mouth, a rat clinging to its shell and with a long forked tail flicked over with finely incised decoration throughout, the stone of translucent grey, white and russet

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    £500 - £800

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  • Lot 77

    A Chinese celadon and russet jade phoenix pendant

    Probably Yuan Dynasty (1279 - 1368) Of pebble shaped form and carved with incised decoration in relief as a phoenix in a curled up position holding a lingzhi sacred fungus in it's beak. 3.1 in (8 cm) length.

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    £1000 - £1500

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  • Lot 78

    A group of Chinese Neolithic jade and hardstone bird pendants

    Probably Hongshan culture. 2.7 in (6.8 cm) length, 2.1 in (5.4 cm) length, 1.9 in (4.8 cm) length, 1.8 in (4.5 cm) length. (4 items)

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    £350 - £450

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  • Lot 79

    A Chinese jade tiger shaped pendant plaque

    Warring States period (481 - 221 BC) or later. The flat plaque showing the crouching tiger in profile is finely carved on both sides in shallow relief and decorated with rASIed curled worms on a flat ground within rASIed borders to the body and with incise

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    £600 - £800

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  • Lot 80

    A Chinese jade axe head

    Possibly late Neolithic/early Shang dynasty. Smoothly polished and drilled with two holes, one to the centre of the head and the other unusually placed along the upper edge with a concave bit and the cutting edge tapered in, the stone of white and brown to

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    £500 - £800

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  • Lot 81

    A Chinese jade sword guard

    Probably Warring States period. Both sides are of convex form with the upper edge carved with squared shoulders to either side of the central hole used to attach the hilt and decorated with small rASIed curled worms linked with incised C-scrolls on a flat

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    £300 - £500

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  • Lot 82

    A Chinese Neolithic jade decorative plaque

    Probably Liangzhu Culture. Of U shaped form, pierced with two holes on either sides and with incised decoration depicting monsters faces, the stone of varying mottled brown and green tones. 3 in (7.5 cm) height, 4.8 in (12.3 cm) width.

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    £100 - £150

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  • Lot 83

    Two Chinese jade Buddha's hand citron pendants

    Late 19th/20th century. One stone is of a calcified yellow tone and the other a translucent pale celadon tone. 2.7 in (6.8 cm) length, 2 in (5.2 cm) length. (2 items)

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    £100 - £200

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  • Lot 84

    A group of three Chinese jade mushroom shaped pendants

    Possibly Neolithic period. 2.7 in (6.9 cm) length, 1.9 in (4.8 cm) length, 1.9 in (4.8 cm) length. (3 items)

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    £150 - £200

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  • Lot 85

    A Chinese celadon and russet jade huang

    Possibly Warring States period. Finely carved on both sides with dragons head finials in relief at both ends with evenly spaced rASIed nodules in between with incised c-scrolls on a smooth ground. Stylistically typical of huangs from the Zhou dynasty throu

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    £100 - £200

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  • Lot 86

    A Chinese white and russet jade deer pendant

    Possibly Shang dynasty period. The flat plaque carved as a fawn shown in a recumbent position with head turned backwards and decorated on both sides with narrow ridged patterns in relief, the stone of a translucent white jade with minor russet inclusions.

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    £150 - £250

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  • Lot 87

    Two large Chinese ornamental cicada pendants

    Carved with incised ArchASItic decoration, both drilled with holes to be utilised as pendants, the larger carving with an incised four character seal mark in Zhuanshu script beneath, the stones of translucent white, grey and russets tones. 4.3 in (11 cm) l

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    £100 - £150

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  • Lot 88

    A Chinese finely carved white and russet jade tortoise

    Probably late Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Decorated with ArchASItic elements with incised interlinked c-scrolls and rASIed nodules to the upper shell. 3 in (7.6 cm) length.

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    £1000 - £1500

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  • Lot 89

    A Chinese jade huang with a dragon

    Possibly Warring States period. Carved on both sides depicting a scrolling dragon with incised decoration, the stone of a translucent white tone. 6.2 in (15.8 cm) length.

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    £300 - £400

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  • Lot 90

    A Chinese jade cicada pendant in the form of bi disc

    Of circular form and carved in high relief with a cross section composed of four cicadas facing inwards with incised details and a pierced hole to the centre, the stone of a mottled dark brown tone. 2.1 in (5.3 cm) diameter.

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    £80 - £120

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  • Lot 91

    A Chinese jade archer's thumb ring

    Probably Warring States/Han Dynasty period. Of typical form with a circular hole to the upper side leading through to a larger oval shaped hole comfortably to accommodate the thumb and decorated with incised C-scrolls and a horned beast similar to a buffal

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    £400 - £600

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  • Lot 92

    A Chinese jade mythical beast

    Possibly Shang dynasty period or later. Carved in a recumbent position with the head turned backwards with incised features and patterns to the body and vertically drilled through the centre of the body and through the jaw, the stone of a pale celadon tone

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    £200 - £300

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  • Lot 93

    A Chinese russet jade carving of a mythical beast

    Probably 19th century. The recumbent beast carved with its head facing backwards and holding a lingzhi fungus in its mouth, the stone of a russet and yellow tone. 2.2 in (5.6 cm) length.

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    £200 - £300

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  • Lot 94

    A Chinese jade bear pendant

    Shang dynasty period or later. Carved in a seated position with incised features and ArchASItic decoration, the stone of a calcified yellowish white tone with an iron surface residue. (4.8 cm) height.

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    £60 - £80

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  • Lot 95

    A Chinese jade tiger and bear

    Possibly Shang dynasty or later. The tiger of flattened form and pierced through the sides of the jaw is in a crouching position with ears pricked up and is decorated with incised patterns to both the sides and back together with a bear of flattened form,

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    £200 - £300

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  • Lot 96

    A Chinese Neolithic jade pig

    Probably Hongshan culture. Carved in a recumbent position with a vertically drilled central hole through the top, the stone of a mottled reddish brown and yellow tone. 2.8 in (7.1 cm) length.

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    £250 - £350

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  • Lot 97

    A group of Chinese archaistic jade circular pendants

    Consisting of a disc depicting a scrolling chilong and dog of fo with incised features and C-scrolls, the stone of a translucent pale grey and russet tone, a scrolling phoenix, the stone of a reddish brown and green, a scrolling dragon, the stone of mottle

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    £250 - £350

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  • Lot 98

    A Chinese archaistic dark green hardstone ceremonial Ge dagger

    Carved on both sides with a median ridge running from the tang through the straight, tapering blade to the tip, the tang being drilled from one side with a circular hole and the blade decorated with finely incised parallel lines and Liangzhu culture face m

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    £300 - £500

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  • Lot 99

    A group of three Chinese jade mask pendants

    Probably Neolithic period. Consisting of a demonic mask, the back concave the front convex, with tapered sides and with decorated with incised features, possibly Shandong Longshan culture, together with two other demonic masks, possibly Hongshan culture. 1

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    £180 - £220

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  • Lot 100

    A group of three Chinese hardstone and jade carvings

    Consisting of a mottled olive green and russet jade pendant with two convex sides both decorated with taotie masks and vertically drilled with a central hole, probably Western Zhou Dynasty, a red cornelian pendant of parallelepiped form, decorated with fin

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    £150 - £250

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  • Lot 101

    A Chinese archaistic sword slide

    Carved with a bird in relief, the stone of a celadon green tone with a dark brown residue, together with a Chinese archaistic ceremonial jade pandant carved in the form of an axe head with a scrolling phoenix mounted above, the stone of a creamy white tone

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    £150 - £250

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  • Lot 102

    A Chinese archaistic jade pouring vessel, Yi

    In the form of a low ewer, the exterior carved in shallow relief on both sides with a wide band of archaistic patterns with a scrolling chilong handle and standing on four zoomorphic feet, the stone of a white and grey tone. 5.9 in (15 cm)

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    £100 - £200

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