Asian Decorative Arts
11 Dec 2012, starting at 10:00 PST.

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A large jade censer 20th century
Sold for US$ 21,250 inc. premium
LOTS
 of 8562
  • Lot 8416
    A woman's embroidered silk quasi-official vest, xiapei Late 19th century
    US$ 3,000 - 5,000
    £1,800 - 3,000

  • Lot 8443
    An archaistic bronze tripod censer
    Sold for US$ 6,875 inc. premium

  • Lot 8468
    An inlaid gilt metal devotional plaque Nepal, Newari, 19th/20th Century
    Sold for US$ 8,750 inc. premium

  • Lot 8469
    A cast bronze Vajrayana deity with consort Nepal
    Sold for US$ 5,625 inc. premium

  • Lot 8470
    A group of five gilt bronze Tibetan articles 18th/19th century
    Sold for US$ 8,750 inc. premium

  • Lot 8471
    A gilt copper repoussé figure of seated Maitreya 18th century
    Sold for US$ 1,875 inc. premium

  • Lot 8473
    A Tibetan gilt bronze model of Acala
    Sold for US$ 1,250 inc. premium

  • Lot 8476
    A Tibetan metal gau
    US$ 1,500 - 2,000
    £890 - 1,200

  • Lot 8477
    A Tibetan gilt copper repoussé plaque of a Buddhist guardian figure 17th/18th century
    US$ 1,500 - 2,000
    £890 - 1,200

  • Lot 8536
    A cinnabar lacquer rectangular covered box Republic period
    Sold for US$ 2,125 inc. premium

  • Lot 8540
    A selection of books on Chinese bronzes
    US$ 1,000 - 1,500
    £590 - 890

  • Lot 8542
    A selection of books on Chinese furniture
    Sold for US$ 625 inc. premium

  • Lot 8543
    A group of books on Chinese Archaeology and Sculpture
    Sold for US$ 2,000 inc. premium

  • Lot 8544
    A selection of books on Chinese ceramics
    Sold for US$ 812 inc. premium

  • Lot 8545
    A group of five books on Chinese silver and export art
    Sold for US$ 1,000 inc. premium

  • Lot 8546
    A selection of books and catalogues on Chinese jades
    Sold for US$ 875 inc. premium

  • Lot 8547
    An illustrated two-volume set on the Sukarno art collection
    US$ 800 - 1,200
    £480 - 710

  • Lot 8548
    Thirteen volumes of Masterpieces in the National Palace Museum series
    Sold for US$ 937 inc. premium

  • Lot 8549
    Two books on Asian art
    US$ 1,000 - 1,500
    £590 - 890

  • Lot 8549A
    A group of books on Chinese and Asian Culture
    US$ 3,000 - 5,000
    £1,800 - 3,000

  • Lot 8550
    A carved stone head of Buddha Ayutthaya Style
    US$ 1,200 - 1,500
    £710 - 890

  • Lot 8551
    A group of Asian silver
    US$ 1,000 - 1,500
    £590 - 890

  • Lot 8552W
    Two carved marble seated mourners from a Parinirvana group Burma, 19th/20th century
    US$ 5,000 - 7,500
    £3,000 - 4,500

  • Lot 8552A
    A Bengali copper alloy shrine depicting Vishnu and consort India, 16th/17th century
    US$ 800 - 1,200
    £480 - 710

  • Lot 8553
    Two Nepalese miniature sculptures
    US$ 1,200 - 1,800
    £710 - 1,100

  • Lot 8554
    A Gandharan gray schist relief fragment Afghanistan/North Pakistan, 2nd/3rd century CE
    Sold for US$ 937 inc. premium

  • Lot 8555
    A red standstone head of a rishi Rajasthan or Central Indian, 10th/11th century
    US$ 500 - 800
    £300 - 480

  • Lot 8556
    A buff sandstone stele of Vishnu Central India, Madhya Pradesh, circa 11th century
    US$ 1,000 - 1,500
    £590 - 890

  • Lot 8557
    A group of four red sandstone female attendants Rajasthan, 11th-13th century
    Sold for US$ 6,250 inc. premium

  • Lot 8558
    Nobleman in a palanquin Deccan, mid 18th century
    US$ 2,500 - 3,500
    £1,500 - 2,100

  • amended
    Lot 8559
    Two portraits of Mughal noblemen India, Late Mughal, late 18th century
    US$ 1,500 - 2,000
    £890 - 1,200

  • Lot 8560
    Portrait of Abhai Singh Jodhpur, 18th century
    US$ 1,000 - 1,500
    £590 - 890

  • Lot 8561
    A portrait of a ruler Kangra or Guler, Sikh period, mid-late 19th century
    US$ 800 - 1,200
    £480 - 710

  • Lot 8562
    A narrative scroll of Prabuji, par Rajasthan, possibly Shahpura, 20th century
    Sold for US$ 1,500 inc. premium

  • amended
    Lot 8562A
    Laxman Pai, Dance Forms No. 13, oil on canvas
    US$ 1,500 - 2,500
    £890 - 1,500

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