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1 Chinese Painted Gray Pottery Equestrian Figure, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD), the figure of a cavalry officer dressed in a red, white and black tunic astride a muscular horse, standing four square, h. 11", w. 4", l. 10-1/8". Provenance: Personal collection of Paul Rosenthal, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Estimate: 1200 - 1800
2 Chinese Painted Pottery Soldier, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD), the painted terracotta figure of a bearded Han soldier wearing a black vest over a black, red and white tunic, the figure's left hand hanging along its side, and its right hand raised as though holding a spear or sword, h. 18", w. 7", d. 4-1/2". Provenance: Personal collection of Paul Rosenthal, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A 2nd century BC figure similar to this example can be found in the Musee Guimet, Paris, France.
Estimate: 1800 - 2500
3 Pair of Chinese Terracotta Horse Heads, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD), the pair of finely-rendered terracotta horse heads with traces of red and white pigment, each with a wooden stand, overall, h. 13", w. 3-3/4", d. 11". Provenance: Christie's East, New York, September 22, 1998, lot 12; The Flatt Collection. Similar examples can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom, and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
Estimate: 1500 - 1800
4 Two Chinese Sancai Pottery Figures of Civic Officials, Tang Dynasty (618-906), probably 8th century, the two figures dressed in typical Tang court robes consisting of a garment with flowing sleeves over a long gown, each wearing a hat consistent with styles typified by Tang courtiers, on carved wooden stands, figure, h. 23-1/4", w. 5-1/2" and h. 22-1/2", w. 5-3/4". Provenance: The Flatt Collection. Figures like this appear in the permanent collections of many prestigious institutions including the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii, the New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the British Museum, London, United Kingdom, and the Musee Guimet, Paris, France.
Estimate: 2000 - 4000
5 Chinese Painted Pottery Figure of a Prancing Horse, Tang Dynasty (618-906), a lively depiction of a dressage horse with raised right and front legs, with a cloth-covered saddle draped across the figure's back, traces of red, black and white pigments, presented on an ebonized wood base, figure, h. 20-1/2", w. 7", l. 24-1/2", overall, h. 22-1/4", w. 8". Provenance: Christie's East, New York, September 22, 1998, lot 1; The Flatt Collection.
Estimate: 2000 - 4000
6 Chinese Dingyao Porcelain Bowl, probably Song Dynasty (960-1279), the exterior decorated with a molded petal motif, the interior incised with a depiction of two swimming fish, h. 2-1/4", dia. 5-1/4". A bowl with like characteristics sold at Christie's, London, on November 7, 2012.
Estimate: 800 - 1200
7 Chinese Dingyao Porcelain Bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279), the rounded bowl with steep, finely potted sides and a small foot, the interior with floral scroll decoration, the edge of the interior adorned with a fret border along the metal-bound rim, h. 1-3/4", dia. 4-/4". Provenance: International Auction Company of China, Hong Kong, China. Originating in Hebei province, Ding porcelains reflected the subtlety and elegance of Song Dynasty courtly tastes. Ding ware vessels were finely potted, typically bore carved and incised decoration and were often edged in copper, silver and gold. Fine Dingyao bowls like this one can be found in the permanent collections of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York. A very similar bowl sold at Christie's, New York on March 15-16, 2015.
Estimate: 900 - 1200
8 Chinese Cizhou Flask, Song Dynasty (960-1279), the round vessel with a compacted mouth and two small handles, the body decorated with a figure set among leaves, the reverse of the vessel carved with a pattern of lotus petals, h. 6", w. 11", dia. 10". Provenance: The National Museum of the Philippines, Manilla, Philippines. Cizhou pottery was a type of heavily-potted and freely-decorated stoneware that was widely produced from the Song Dynasty (960-1279) through the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368).
Estimate: 1500 - 2500
9 Fine Chinese Longquan Celadon Charger, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the pale green-glazed dish with an everted rim, the inner surface covered with an incised lotus scroll pattern, h. 2-3/4", dia. 16-1/2". Provenance: Personal collection of Paul Rosenthal, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Estimate: 700 - 1000
10 Chinese Pottery Roof Tile Finial, probably Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the foo dog with a pair of lotus blossoms, in sancai glazes of primarily aqua and dark blue, a small pup sitting beneath the figure's left front paw, h. 18-1/4", w. 19-1/2", d. 17-1/4". Provenance: Personal collection of Paul Rosenthal, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Estimate: 700 - 1000
11 Pair of Chinese Porcelain Bowls, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), possibly Kangxi (1662-1722), each of the footed green-glazed bowls with a flared lip, the center of each bowl's interior decorated with a lingzhi mushroom, the outside of each bowl decorated with incised and glazed peonies and lotus sprays, the underside of each bowl marked with a lingzhi mushroom encased in two concentric circles in underglaze blue, h. 2-5/8", dia. 8-3/4". Provenance: Personal collection of Paul Rosenthal, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Estimate: 900 - 1200
12 Chinese Wucai Porcelain Vase, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), probably Kangxi reign (1662-1722), the meiping-form vessel with a small removable lip, the body of the vase decorated with a pair of phoenixes and flaming pearls set among wispy ruyi clouds, the underside marked with two Kangxi concentric circles in underglaze blue, h. 6-1/2", w. 4-1/4". Provenance: Collection of Henry Stern, New Orleans, Louisiana, to his grandson Paul Rosenthal, Baton Rouge Louisiana.
Estimate: 800 - 1200
13 Chinese Famille Verte Porcelain Vase, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 19th century, the thickly-potted cylindrical vessel with a flat extended rim, decorated with a scene of three beauties and a small boy frolicking in an elegant garden setting, h. 19-1/2", dia. 9-1/2".
Estimate: 800 - 1200
14 Chinese Porcelain Bottle Vase, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 19th century, now mounted as a lamp, the yellow-ground vase with a long neck and round body, decorated with an incised pattern of foo dogs and peonies in green, brown and blue, with two taotie lugs on each side of the vase, not drilled, vase, h. 10-3/4", overall, h. 28-1/2", w. 7". Provenance: Personal collection of Paul Rosenthal, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Estimate: 800 - 1200
15 Chinese Porcelain Bottle Vase, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 18th/19th century, the bottle-form vessel with a long cylindrical neck over a globular body, decorated with a lively green dragon set among ruyi clouds, vase, h. 12-3/4", overall, h. 27-1/2", w. 7". Provenance: Personal collection of Paul Rosenthal, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Estimate: 1200 - 1800
16 Unusual Chinese Flambe-Glazed Vessel, Liukongping, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), probably 19th century, the purple flambe-glazed jar with six long slender necks, each with a white mouth rim, on a carved wooden stand, vessel, h. 15", overall, h. 20", w. 9".
Estimate: 600 - 900
17 Chinese Longquan Blue Celadon Tripod Censer, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), probably 19th century, with banded decoration and small ruyi-form feet, h. 3", dia. 7-7/8". Provenance: Personal collection of Paul Rosenthal, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Estimate: 600 - 900
18 Chinese Porcelain Gourd-Shaped Wine Vessel, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), late 19th/early 20th century, the blue-glazed vessel decorated with a pattern of vines, small gourds and auspicious characters in raised relief, and fitted with a lid also in the form of a gourd, h. 3", w. 3-1/4", l. 6-1/4".
Estimate: 700 - 1000
19 Chinese Stoneware Fahua Jar, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 19th century, decorated in relief with immortals standing in a garden, glazed in blue and purple against a blue ground, with a carved and pierced wooden stand, h. 11-1/2", w. 14".
Estimate: 700 - 1000
20 Three Chinese Pottery Foo Dogs, 20th century, including a male and female pair on lotus bases and another figure shown playing with a ball, all intricately detailed and glazed in vibrant colors, h. 11-1/2" to 14", w. 6-3/4" to 7-1/2".
Estimate: 900 - 1200
21 Rare Chinese Famille Noir Porcelain Censer, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 19th century, in the form of a recumbent Pekingese, h. 5-1/2", w. 4-1/2", l. 6-5/8". Provenance: Christie's East, New York, January 20, 1998, lot 516; Personal collection of Paul Rosenthal, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Estimate: 700 - 1000
22 Pair of Chinese Famille Verte Porcelain Cylindrical Vases, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 19th/20th century, each decorated with ducks swimming in a lotus pond, the underside of each marked with a four-character Shende tang inscription in underglaze blue, h. 11-3/4", dia. 6-3/8".
Estimate: 600 - 900
23 Pair of Chinese Celadon Zun-Form Vases, late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 19th century, the vases with white foliage, flowers and fruit against a celadon ground, h. 15-1/4", dia. 10". Provenance: Collection of Henry Stern, New Orleans, Louisiana, to his grandson Paul Rosenthal, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Estimate: 800 - 1200
24 Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Libation Lotus Cup, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), ca. 1908, with brightly enameled pink petals, yellow stamen and green stem, inscribed and dated the 34th year (1908) of the Guangxu reign (1874-1908), h. 2-1/2", w. 4-7/8", l. 7-3/8".
Estimate: 800 - 1200
25 Chinese Wucai Porcelain Vase, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), probably 18th/19th century, now mounted as a lamp, with gilt-bronze mountings, the vase decorated with phoenixes set among peonies and dense green foliage, vase, h. 15-3/4", overall, h. 27-1/2", dia. 7".
Estimate: 600 - 900
26 Pair of Chinese Porcelain Rectangular-Form Vases, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 19th century, each with two foo dog lugs and decorated with a scene of figures in an idyllic palace garden with scholar's rocks, prunus trees and banana leaves, h. 12", w. 6". Provenance: Personal collection of Paul Rosenthal, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Estimate: 700 - 1000
27 Chinese Porcelain Mille Fleur Vase, Meiping, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), late 19th/early 20th century, the vase with a prominent shoulder, tapered form and small contracted neck, lavishly decorated with an array of fruit and flowers, a turquoise ground interior and underside, with an apocryphal Qianlong mark on the base in underglaze blue, h. 15-3/4", dia. 9".
Estimate: 900 - 1200
28 Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Zun-Form Vases, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 19th century, decorated with fruit, flowers, birds and butterflies on a pale celadon ground, h. 15", dia. 9-5/8".
Estimate: 1800 - 2500
29 Pair of Shanghai Deco-Style Ebonized Round-Back Armchairs, with brass fittings and seat cushions, h. 30".
Estimate: 800 - 1200
30 Chinese Hardwood Altar Coffer, Liansanchu, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), late 19th century, the coffer with three drawers, each with a swing handle, the carved apron with reticulated scrolling sides, decorated with dragons, h. 33", w. 67-1/2", d. 18-1/4".
Estimate: 1400 - 1800
31 Pair of Chinese Rosewood Plant Stands, 20th century, each with a pierced frieze and stretcher, over molded feet, h. 41-1/4", dia. 17".
Estimate: 600 - 900
32 Chinese Six-Panel Coromandel Screen, 20th century, the black lacquer folding screen with one side depicting courtly beauties on a palace terrace engaged in leisurely pursuits, with incised arrangements of flowers on the reverse of each panel, overall, h. 72-1/4", w. 81".
Estimate: 800 - 1200
33 Chinese Eight-Panel Coromandel Screen, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), late 19th/early 20th century, the large black lacquer folding screen with a kui dragon and roundel border around a palace scene with courtiers, guards and elegant ladies, with fan-shaped gilded reserves with landscapes at the top of each panel and a series of arrangements of flowers in archaic vessels along the sides of the screen, the reverse of the screen decorated with fruit, flowers and scholar's rocks, overall, h. 96-1/4", w. 144".
Estimate: 1500 - 2500
34 Chinese Carved Jade Group, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 19th/20th century, depicting a vase of flowering prunus limbs beside a small bird perched on a jagged low scholar's rock, on a pierced and carved wooden stand, jade, h. 8-3/4", w. 5".
Estimate: 1000 - 1500
35 Chinese Peking Glass Lidded Jar, late 19th/early 20th century, the pale yellow lidded jar decorated with scholar's rocks and chrysanthemums, inscribed with a verse by the Tang Dynasty poet Tang Yanqian throughout, the underside with an incised four-character Qianlong mark, h. 7", dia. 3".
Estimate: 600 - 900
36 Chinese Cloisonne Figure of a Recumbent Qilin on Stand, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), late 19th/early 20th century, the qilin's body decorated with tendrils and dragons against a red ground, on a pierced and carved wooden stand, figure, h. 4-1/2", w. 8", d. 2-1/2".
Estimate: 700 - 1000
37 Pair of Chinese Carved Jade Foo Dogs on Stands, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), late 19th/early 20th century, the two standing beasts each carved from pale mottled green and white jade, each with a carved and molded wooden stand, jade, h. 4-1/4", w. 2", l. 5-5/8".
Estimate: 600 - 900
38 Chinese Carved White Jade Group of Two Cats and a Dragonfly, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), probably 18th century, carved from an even white stone depicting two cats, one holding down a dragonfly under its extended front paw, with a caved wooden stand, jade, h. 2-5/8", w. 2". A very similar carving can be found in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, China.
Estimate: 700 - 1000
39 Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Group of a Monkey and Peaches, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), probably 18th century, the very fine celadon jade carving of a monkey clinging to the side of a couple of large peaches, a bat in its right hand, with a carved wooden stand, jade, h. 1-1/2", w. 2-3/8", d. 1-1/4".
Estimate: 700 - 1000
40 Chinese Carved Pale Celadon Jadeite Figure of an Immortal, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)/Early Republic period (1912-1949), late 19th/early 20th century, the bearded figure in flowing robes, holding a scroll, on a carved wooden stand, jade, h. 4-1/2", w. 2.
Estimate: 600 - 900
41 Two Chinese Carved Rock Crystal Figures, one depicting Shou Lao, the god of longevity, holding a peach and standing adjacent to a recumbent deer holding a lingzhi branch in its mouth, h. 8", w. 5", d. 2-1/2", and the other depicting a recumbent mare and her foal, h. 4-1/4", w. 1-3/4", d. 2-1/2". Provenance: Christie's, The di Portanova Collection, Friday, October 20, 2000; The Flatt Collection.
Estimate: 500 - 800
42 Chinese Carved White Jade "Laughing Twins" Group, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), probably 18th century, the evenly toned white jade carving depicting the He He Erxian twins, one holding a lidded box containing a mythical toad, the other holding a lotus stem, on a carved wooden stand, jade, h. 2", w. 1-3/4", d. 1".
Estimate: 700 - 1000
43 Chinese Giltwood Figure of a Seated Immortal, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), probably 19th century, in a black, red and gilt lacquer throne, flanked by a pair of foo dogs, h. 16-3/8", w. 8-1/2".
Estimate: 500 - 800
44 Pair of Chinese Ancestor Portraits, 20th century, ink and color on silk, framed and mounted on silk, two large portraits of a couple, each seated figure dressed in opulent fur-trimmed robes, 59" x 33-5/8".
Estimate: 800 - 1200
45 Chinese Carved Giltwood Architectural Frieze, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 19th century, depicting figures in a procession with relief elements against a red ground, an inscribed cartouche on either side and three decorative finials over a canopy of leaves, the back of the frieze inscribed with a commemorative caption and decorated with orchids and prunus limbs, h. 24-1/2", w. 46", d. 6-1/2". Provenance: Personal collection of Paul Rosenthal, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Estimate: 1500 - 2500
46 Pair of Chinese Reverse-Painted Glass Ancestor Portraits, 20th century, each figure dressed in gold robes, the man seated in front of a dragon screen, and the woman seated in front of panels, depicting a phoenix, crane and peacock, sight 21" x 15". Framed.
Estimate: 800 - 1200
47 Pair of Chinese Ancestor Portraits, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 19th century, ink and color on silk, depicting a lady and dignitary, both seated on tiger-skin covered chairs, 47-1/8" x 23-1/2". Both glazed and framed. Provenance: Personal collection of Daniel Tenenbaum, San Francisco, California and Houston, Texas.
Estimate: 1000 - 1500
48 Chinese Embroidered Panel, first quarter 20th century, of six ladies in various pursuits in a lavish palace interior, brocade border, 55-7/8" x 33-1/4".
Estimate: 700 - 1000
49 Important Chinese Embroidered Panel, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 17th/18th century, depicting three gold dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl, amidst ruyi clouds and bats, above a pattern of crashing waves, 28" x 62". Framed. Provenance: Personal collection of Paul Rosenthal, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Estimate: 1000 - 1500
50 A Blue Silk Ground Brocade-Woven Dragon Robe, Jifu or Longpao, probably Guangxu reign period (1875-1908), the rich blue silk embroidered with gold dragons, bats, flaming pearls and ruyi clouds over a pattern of cresting waves, the cuffs and neck with threads of gold leaf, lined with a lighter blue silk, w. 82", l. 54-1/2". Longpao robes embroidered with dragons were worn by male members of the imperial family. The attributes of the dragon emblems varied according to the wearer's status. Very similar robes can be found in the National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, and the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Similarly decorated longpao have sold at Bonham's, San Francisco on October 13, 2015 and Christie's, London on November 4, 2014.
Estimate: 800 - 1200
               
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