Lot 901, a bronze
ritual gui (wine vessel) from the Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th Century
BC. It is 10 3/4 inches high.
Lot 901 is
a good bronze gui, a ritual wine vessel, from the Late Shang Dynasty,
13th-11th Century B.C. It is 10 3/4 inches high. It
has an estimate of $6,000 to $8,000. It sold for $27,500.
Lot 908, rare malachite
inlaid bronze ritual wine vessel, Middle
Warring States Period, 4th Century B.C., It is 8 3/8 inches high.
Lot 908 is a rare malachite
inlaid bronze ritual wine vessel, Middle Warring States Period, 4th
Century B.C. It is 8 3/8 inches high. It has an estimate of
$80,000 to $120,000. It failed
Bodhistatva, marle, Northern Qi-Sui Dynasty, 6th Century, 36 inches high
Lot 926 is a very fine marble
statue of Bodhistatva friom the Northern Qi-Sui Dynasty, 6th Century
B.C. It is 36 inches high. It has an estimate of $40,000 to
$60,000. It failed to sell.
Lot 911, Bronze bird
finial, Eastern Shou Dynasty, 3 5/8 inches high
One of the auction's most
desirable works is Lot 911, an Eastern Shou Dynasty bronze bird
finial. It is 3 5/8 inches high and has an estimate of $5,000 to
$8,000. It sold for $5.250.
Lot 1108, three painted
pottery figures of court ladies, Tang Dynasty, 14 inches high
Lot 1108 is a superb pottery
group of three court ladies from the Tang Dynasty. The tallest is
14 inches high. The lot has an estimate of $40,000 to
$60,000. It sold for $62,500.
1109, Court Lady, red painted pottery figure, Tang Dynasty, 10 1/8
Lot 1109 is a fine pottery
figure of court lady, painted red, from the Tang Dynasty. It is
10 1//8 inches high. It has an estimate of $20,000 to
$30,000. It failed to sell.
1110, Female polo player, Sancai glazed pottery figure, 13 3/4 inches
long, Tang Dynasty
Lot 1110. a Tang Sancai
pottery figure of a female polo player, is the cover illustration of
the catalogue. It is 13 3/4 inches long. It has an estimate
of $300,000 to $500,000. It sold
Lot 975, Taihu
Scholar's Rock, 48 inches high
Lot 975 is a "massive" Taihu Scholar's
Rock that is 48 inches high. It has an estimate of $25,000 to
$35,000. It sold for $52,500.
Lot 1103, Green-glazed
pottery model of a tower, Han Dynasty, 43 3/4 inches high
Lot 1103 is an impressive Han
Dynasty green-glazed pottery model of a tower that is 43 3/4 inches
high. The work is in two pieces. The lower section has a
courtyard with ornaments at the corners of the roof with the balconies
supporting various figures including a dwarf. The upper section
has square balconies with figures standing guard with crossbows, all
beneath a tiled roof surmounted with a bird. The lot has an
estimate of $10,000 to $15,000.
It was passed!
Lot 1115, Two large
painted pottery figures of guardians, Tang Dynasty, 25 inches high
Lot 1115 is an impressive pair
of painted pottery figures of guardians. It is from the Tang
Dynasty and the figures are about 25 inches high. The lot has an
estimate of $10,000 to $15,000. It
sold for $15,000.
Lot 939. Imperial military officer's
ceremonial uniform, Late Qing Dynasty
Lot 939 is a very impressive
and rare Imperial embroidered silk brocade military officer's
ceremonial uniform from the Late Qing Dynasty.
1179, Very rare blue-and-white, pear-shaped bottle vase, Yuhuchuping,
Yuan Dynasty, 11 1/4 inches high
The catalogue entry provides the following commentary:
"The uniform is decorated with dragon roundels reserved on an
embroidered gold brocade ground decorated throughout with round brass
studs on a Y-shaped geometric ground, and trimmed with black
velvet. It comprises a waist-length jacket with long sleeves
terminating in hoof-shaped cuffs. an apron set with a hexafoil-shaped
panel embroidered in metal threads with a stylized dragon's head and
dragon carp at the bottom, epaulettes trimmed with gilt-metal
appliques, underarm protectors, a round metal chest plate, a matching
helmet, a red velvet and leather quiver and bow holder, and a pair of
black silk boots."
The lot has an estimate of $30,000 to $50,000. It sold for $81,250.
Lot 1179 is a very rare,
blue-and-white, pear-shaped bottle, Yuhuchuping, from the Yuan
Dynasty. It is 11 1/4 inches high. It has an estimate of
$200,000 to $300,000. It sold
Lot 913, gilt-bronze
rectangular belt plaques, 3 3/8 inches long, Western Han Dynasty
Lot 913 is a fine and rare
pair of gilt-bronze rectangular belt plaques. From the Western
Han Dynasty, they are 3 3/8 inches long and each has two turtles
encircled by a dragon with an open mouth. It has an estimate of
$10,000 to $15,000. It sold for
Lot 1101, rare and
large painted pottery vase, fanghu, Han Dynasty, 23 1/4 inches high
Lot 1101 is an impressive,
rare and large Han Dynasty painted pottery vase. It is 23 1/4
inches high. It has an estimate of $7,000 to $9,000. It sold for $22,500.
Lot 998, Very rare
incised gilt-decorated polychrome lacquer chrysanthemum dish, Jiajing
six-charter incised and gilt mark and of the period (1522-1566), 11
inches in diameter
Lot 998, Very rare incised
gilt-decorated polychrome lacquer
chrysanthemum dish, Jiajing six-charter incised and gilt mark and of
the period (1522-1566). It is 11 inches in diameter. It has an
estimate of $80,000 to $100,000. It
failed to sell.
Lot 971, a carved Zitan
Luohan bed and Kang table, 40 1/2 inches long, center; Lot 942,
gilt-metal and painted wood fan, Guangxu Period, 82 1/2 inches high,
Lot 971 is a "spectacular"
carved Zitan Luohan bed and Kang table. The back and sides are
elaborately carved in openwork with lotus blossoms borne on leafy stems
amidst rocks, above the paneled zitan sear set in a rectangular
frame. It has an estimate of $550,000 to $700,000. It failed to sell.
Lot 942 is a rare gilt-metal and painted wood fan from the Guangxu
Period. It is 82 1/2 inches high.
The catalogue entry provdies the following commentary:
"The gilt-metal head of the fan is chased on one side as a descending
phoenix with a shou character on its breast, above a shou medallion and
a batt suspending a ribbon-tie wan emblem, and the reverse is engraved
with eight bats swooping amidst clouds, which is repeated as painted
decoration on the separate wood poll which sits in a wood base of
double-gourd shape painting with further shou medallions."
It has an estimate of $20,000 to $30,000. It sold for $25,000.