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Auction date Thursday, 23 May 2024 10:30 - 17:30 BST

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Lots per page:

Total lots: 271

Lot 1 Sold
A PAIR OF CHINESE HUANGHUALI DRUM STOOLS
late Qing dynasty, of lobed circular section, each with four ring handles to the body and on five out-turned feet, 42cm high (2)

Note: These are comparable to the Ming dynasty drum stools common in the homes and gardens of 17th century aristocratic China. A pair of which reside in the Minneapolis Institute of Art, accession number 97.89.1.
Hammer price: £1,800
Estimate: £300 - £500
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 2 Unsold
A CHINESE HARDWOOD ARMCHAIR CHAIR
with scrolled back rail and stepped arms, the back splat with a carved central panel with courtier and attendant flanked by a pierced panel above and below, the rectangular seat terminating with geometric stretchers and feet, 98cm high (to back rail) x 43.5cm (seat depth) x 56cm wide

Provenance: The collection of R P & P Gray, Bridport, Dorset.
Estimate: £200 - £400
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 3 Unsold
A CHINESE HARDWOOD ARMCHAIR
with yoke back back rail and curvaceous arms, curved splat carved with a village in a mountainous backdrop, the rectangular seat with pierced fretwork beneath, terminating on geometric stretchers and feet, 103cm high (to rail) x 43.5 cm (seat depth) x 5cm wide

Provenance: The collection of R P & P Gray, Bridport, Dorset.
Estimate: £200 - £400
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 4 Unsold
A PAIR OF HUALI-WOOD DISPLAY CABINETS
20th century, the rectangular tiers with fret pierced galleries, each centred by a pair of drawers carved with confronting dragons, 175cm high x 86cm wide x 31cm deep (2)
Estimate: £500 - £1,000
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 5 Sold
A CHINESE BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER
bearing a Xuande mark to the base however Qing dynasty, the body decorated with three panels of scrolling foliage, 10cm high x 18.5cm wide
Hammer price: £320
Estimate: £300 - £500
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 6 Sold
A PAIR OF CHINESE BRONZE CENSERS
each bearing Xuande mark to the base however Qing dynasty, with loop handles and tripod base, 5cm high x 7.5cm wide (2)
Hammer price: £110
Estimate: £100 - £200
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 7 Sold
A CHINESE BRONZE BOWL
bearing six character Xuande mark to the base, of circular section with pierced handles to the shoulders, 7.5cm high x 13cm wide
Hammer price: £360
Estimate: £50 - £100
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 8 Unsold
A CHINESE BRONZE "JUN" VESSEL
with archaistic decoration including masks and scrollwork, the body with some malachite-coloured encrustation, 24cm high
Estimate: £300 - £500
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 9 Sold
A CHINESE BRONZE COIN
20th century, one side carved in relief with phoenix and dragon, the other side with four characters, 13.5cm diameter, on a wooden stand
Hammer price: £60
Estimate: £100 - £200
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 10 Unsold
A CHINESE GILT-BRONZE BUDDHA
seated in dhyanasana with his hands folded in uttarabodhi mudra, with curled hair with blue pigments rising to domed ushnisha topped by a jewel, raised on lotus base, 25cm high

Provenance: An English collection, acquired in Hong Kong in the 1990's.
Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 11 Unsold
A GILT-BRONZE SHAKYAMUNI BUDDHA
Ming dynasty or later, seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus pedestal, holding the right hand in bhumisparsha mudra and the left in dhyana mudra, incised decoration and remnants of red paint to the underside of the base, 7.5cm high x 12cm wide
Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 12 Sold
A CHINESE GILT-BRONZE BUDDHA
early Ming or later, the Deity seated on a lotus-leaf base with finely chased beaded borders, the hair patinated bronze in contrast with the gilt, 38.5cm high
Hammer price: £5,000
Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 13 Unsold
A CHINESE "DRAGON" EWER
gold coloured metal, probably early Ming, with a chained cover and a simple loop handle, the cover, neck and shoulders chased with five clawed dragons amidst cloudscrolls, on a patinated ground, the lid with a lobed finial inset with a red stone within a beaded border, the globular body engraved with scaly dragons amidst cloud scrolls within chased rui borders, the upper register with flowerheads centred by semi-precious cabochon stones and the lower register with stylised lotus on a patinated ground,
the underside of the base with an extensive inscription and an old collector's label "Luisa…
Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 14 Unsold
A CHINESE EXPORT SILVER COFFEE POT
impressed marks to the underside for makers Jiu Jiang and Tu Mao Xing, one side decorated in relief with a tree, birds and foliage, the bamboo effect handle with ivory insulators, 22cm high

Ivory Submission Reference: 8LT8AGSX
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 15 Sold
A CHINESE EXPORT PIERCED WHITE METAL BOWL
late 19th century, stamped with 'KC' to the underside and a character mark, with four-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls across the sky, in high relief, raised on simple circular foot,17cm diameter
Hammer price: £320
Estimate: £300 - £500
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 16 Sold
A GROUP OF THREE CHINESE WHITE METAL VESSELS
including two cups, both marked to the underside, 10cm and 9.5cm high, and a lidded box, similarly marked to the underside, 6cm high
Hammer price: £340
Estimate: £80 - £150
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 17 Sold
A PAIR OF CHINESE GILT METAL NAIL GUARDS
each bearing character marks, worked in relief with insects, fish and flowers, 8.5cm high; together with another white metal example, similarly with impressed character mark, 5.5cm high (3)

Provenance: Thomas Child (1841 – 1898) was a pioneering photographer who produced a large body of photographs during his time in Beijing during the 1870’s. He was close to the Emperor and the court. The family believe a number of objects were gifts from the Imperial family.
Hammer price: £60
Estimate: £100 - £200
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 18 Sold
A CHINESE WHITE METAL MODEL OF A HORSE AND CART
marked to the underside of the carriage, 10cm long, boxed; together with a small Chinese model of a table, 2cm high; a salt, in the form of a shoe, 8cm long; and a napkin ring (4)

Provenance: Thomas Child (1841 – 1898) was a pioneering photographer who produced a large body of photographs during his time in Beijing during the 1870’s. He was close to the Emperor and the court. The family believe a number of objects were gifts from the Imperial family.
Hammer price: £100
Estimate: £100 - £200
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 19 Sold
A THREE-PIECE WHITE METAL TEA SERVICE
Thailand, late 19th or early 20th century, comprising: a teapot, 18cm high, a cream jug, 9cm high, and an open sugar bowl, 9cm high, all adorned with repousse deities, and mythical beasts, the handles and spouts in the form of elephant heads (3)
Hammer price: £460
Estimate: £200 - £400
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 20 Sold
A COLLECTION OF CHINESE CLOISONNE VESSELS
19th century and later, including an apple shaped box and cover, a small vase of brown ground with wirework flowers, 8cm high, two gold-ground eggs, a hexagonal jar and cover with figural panels, together with a Canton enamel bowl with prunus and pine decoration, 11cm diameter, and three small metalwork vases adorned with flowers and foliage, the tallest with applied dragon handles, 10.5cm high (9)

Provenance: The collection of R P & P Gray, Bridport, Dorset.
Hammer price: £50
Estimate: £50 - £100
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 21 Unsold
AN IMPRESSIVE CHINESE CLOISONNÉ FISH BOWL
late Qing, the blue interior decorated with archaistic taotie masks, the motif repeated to the exterior within conforming bands at the shoulders and base, 33cm high x 49cm wide
Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 22 Sold
A CHINESE CLOISONNÉ STEM CUP
decorated with stylised lotus flowers on a turquoise ground, within a formalised border of scrolls and lappets, the base with an incised four character Qianlong mark enclosed by a double square, the interior and base in gilt, 9cm high
Hammer price: £4,000
Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 23 Sold
A CHINESE CLOISONNE BOTTLE VASE
Qing dynasty, decorated with imperial dragons chasing a pearl against a pink ground, 24cm high, on an associated turned wood stand

Provenance: Thomas Child (1841 – 1898) was a pioneering photographer who produced a large body of photographs during his time in Beijing during the 1870’s. He was close to the Emperor and the court. The family believe a number of objects were gifts from the Imperial family.
Hammer price: £160
Estimate: £80 - £150
23 May 2024
23 May 2024
Lot 24 Sold
A CHINESE CLOISONNE MOON FLASK
Qing, decorated with peonies against a blue ground, with bronze handles to the shoulders in the form of qilin, 55.5cm high x 40cm wide

Provenance: Thomas Child (1841 – 1898) was a pioneering photographer who produced a large body of photographs during his time in Beijing during the 1870’s. He was close to the Emperor and the court. The family believe a number of objects were gifts from the Imperial family.
Hammer price: £2,600
Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000
23 May 2024
23 May 2024

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