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Absentee bids accepted until Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Auction date Wednesday, 15 June 2022 10:30 - 17:30 BST


We are delighted to announce that our
 
ASIAN ART AUCTION on the 15th JUNE
 
will include a group of porcelain and works of art from the renowned
collection of Richard Edmund Relfe Luff CBE (1887-1969).

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If you have a piece you are thinking of selling please contact Guy
Schwinge
to arrange an appointment. Alternatively, email details and 
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The market remains extremely strong for Chinese ceramics and works of art as demonstrated by the outstanding results in our last specialist auction.


Auction

Wednesday 15th June at 10.30am


Viewing

Saturday 11th June 9.30am - 12pm

Monday 13th - Tuesday 14th June, 9.30am - 5pm

From 9am the day of the Auction 


Bidding:

 Live Bidding will be available for this auction through this website. Please ensure your registration is completed early to avoid disappointment. Commission Bidding and Telephone bidding is also available. 

For more information please contact Duke's on 01305 265080 or email enquiries@dukes-auctions.com

£ £
Lot Title Estimate Hammer price
1 A CHINESE BRONZE GUEI
with two handles, cast with masks and two bands of archaic designs, Western Zhou, circa 10th century BC. with a hardwood base,
16cm high x 25cm long x 19cm wide (with the base)
12cm high x 25cm long…
£2,000 - £3,000 £10,000 View
2 A LURISTAN BRONZE HORSE BIT AND CHEEK PIECES
each modelled as a standing horse, 8th/7th century BC.
8cm high x 23cm long x 11cm wide

Provenance: The Collection of Richard Edmund Relfe Luff CBE (1887-1969)

Bluett & Son 1970 valuation…
£600 - £1,000 - View
3 A CHINESE BRONZE TIGER WEIGHT
the recumbent beast with a small bird on its' back, Han,
3cm high x 6cm long x 6.5cm diam.

Provenance: The Collection of Richard Edmund Relfe Luff CBE (1887-1969)

Bluett & Son 1970 valuation no. 10
£400 - £600 £600 View
4 A PAIR OF CHINESE MINIATURE BRONZE SEATED LIONS
Tang, with a wooden stand
6.5cm high x 5cm long x 1.5cm wide

Provenance: The Collection of Charles Lambert Rutherston and sold to Luff in March 1949.
The Collection of Richard Edmund Relfe Luff CBE …
£300 - £500 £260 View
5 A CHINESE DARK GREY POTTERY FIGURE OF A LADEN CAMEL,
with traces of original pigment. Northern Wei or later.
22cm high x 10cm long x 23cm diam.

Provenance: The Collection of Richard Edmund Relfe Luff CBE (1887-1969)

£100 - £200 £320 View
6 A CHINESE SANCAI POTTERY FIGURE OF A LION DOG
seated and scratching its left ear, glazed in cream, green and brown, Ming,
22cm high x 15cm long x 14cm wide

Provenance: The Charles Lambert Rutherston Collection, acquired by Luff at Bluett &…
£400 - £600 £4,500 View
7 A CHINESE LONGQUAN CELADON KINUTA GLAZED VASE
of mallet shape, with cylindrical neck and everted rim, Southern Song,
16.5cm high x 8cm long x 8cm wide

Provenance: The Collection of Dr. Cheng Te-K'un
Acquired from him by Bluett & Sons and…
£1,000 - £1,500 £65,000 View
8 A CHINESE LONGQUAN CELADON BOWL
with floral carving, Ming, 15th century
11cm high x 27cm long x 27cm diam.

Provenance: Acquired from Dr. Shaw Kennedy by Bluett & Sons in July 1950.
The Collection of Richard Edmund Relfe Luff CBE …
£800 - £1,200 £1,300 View
9 A LARGE CHINESE LONGQUAN CELADON CENSER
carved on the exterior with flowers, Ming, 15th century, with metal liner
19cm high x 27cm long x 30.5cm diam.

Provenance: From the Collection of James Montagu, sold at Christie's 20th December…
£600 - £800 £900 View
10 A CHINESE CELADON CRACKLE-GLAZED TRIPOD CENSER
of compressed globular form, early Qing,
13cm high x 24cm long x 24.5cm diam.

Provenance: The Collection of Richard Edmund Relfe Luff CBE (1887-1969)
£600 - £800 £1,100 View
11 A CHINESE BLUE-GLAZED MONOCHROME BOWL
with incised Chenghua six-character mark, 17th/18th century.
9.5cm high x 8.5cm long x 18cm diam.

Provenance: The Collection of Richard Edmund Relfe Luff CBE (1887-1969)

Bluett &…
£400 - £600 £2,800 View
12 A PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE BISCUIT SQUARE DISHES,
each painted with a phoenix among flowers issuing from rockwork within an everted border of geometric designs. Kangxi, six-character marks yu hai tang zhi, "Sea of Jade Hall"
2.5cm high x 13…
£1,000 - £1,500 £1,600 View
13 A CHINESE LANGYAO VASE
with a globular body and a tall, slightly flared neck, Kangxi, with a Japanese Kintsugi repair
38cm high x 20cm long x 20cm wide

Provenance: The Collection of R. Glynn Vivian sold at Sotheby's…
£400 - £600 £20,000 View
14 A FINE PAIR OF LARGE CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE CIRCULAR DISHES
each painted with a lady, a female attendant and a yellow deer beneath pine and clouds in a rocky garden, the borders with peony sprays. Yongzheng/Qianlong, c. 1730-40.
5.5cm high x 43.5cm diam. (2…
£10,000 - £15,000 £10,000 View
15 A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE GROUP OF THE LAUGHING TWINS, HEHE ERXIAN
seated on a rockwork base, Qianlong
19.5cm high x 17cm long x 6.5cm wide

Provenance: The Collection of Richard Edmund Relfe Luff CBE (1887-1969)

Bluett & Son 1970 valuation no. 70.
£1,000 - £1,500 £1,300 View
16 A FINE CHINESE PALE CELADON JADE LINKED BOX AND COVER
well carved as a finger citrus, the two halves joined by a loose ring, the stone with a soft lustrous polish, Qianlong.
4.5cm high x 8.5cm long x 11cm diam.

Provenance: The Collection of…
£8,000 - £12,000 £8,000 View
17 A CHINESE GILT BRONZE DAGGER
the sheath inlaid with semi-precious stones, probably Warring States/Han,
25cm long x 15cm wide

Provenance: The Collection of Richard Edmund Relfe Luff CBE (1887-1969)

Bluett & Son 1970 valuation…
£2,000 - £3,000 - View
18 A CHINESE PAINTING ON SILK
depicting a beauty seated at a desk in an elegant interior, early Qing, framed and glazed, 80cm x 40cm

Provenance: The Collection of Richard Edmund Relfe Luff CBE (1887-1969)
£1,000 - £1,500 £1,000 View
19 CHINESE POTTERY AND PORCELAIN
R.L. Hobson. Vols 1 and 11. No. 590 of a limited edition of 1500. (2)

Provenance: The Collection of Richard Edmund Relfe Luff CBE (1887-1969)
£600 - £800 £800 View
20 THE LATER CERAMIC WARES OF CHINA
R.L. Hobson; The Art of the Chinese Potter, Hobson and Hetherington; The Wares of the Ming Dynasty, R.L. Hobson; and The Early Ceramic Wares of China, A.L. Hetherington. (4)

Provenance: The…
£400 - £600 £420 View
21 CHINESE CERAMICS IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Hobson, Rackham, King, London 1931, limited edition.

Provenance: The Collection of Richard Edmund Relfe Luff CBE (1887-1969)
£200 - £300 £200 View
22 THE CHINESE EXHIBITION
A Commemorative Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art. Royal Academy of Arts, Nov 1935 to March 1936.

Provenance: The Collection of Richard Edmund Relfe Luff CBE (1887-1969)
£500 - £700 £600 View
23 ORIENTAL BLUE & WHITE
Sir Harry Garner; Ancient Chinese Bronzes, William Watson; and two other volumes by Michael Sullivan and Bamber Gascoigne. (4)

Provenance: The Collection of Richard Edmund Relfe Luff CBE (1887-1969)
£60 - £100 - View
24 THE CERAMIC ART OF CHINA
W.B. Honey, 1944: and six other volumes on Chinese and Korean art. (7)

Provenance: The collection of Richard Edmund Relfe Luff CBE (1887-1969)
£60 - £100 - View

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