Fine Asian Works of Art
10 Dec 2012, starting at 10:00 PST.

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LOTS
 of 5383
5001 A Manchu noblewoman's yellow ground kesi-woven silk long vest Late Qing dynasty US$ 27,500
£16,377
€19,878
5002 A group of four embroidered silk accessories Late Qing/Republic period US$ 9,375
£5,583
€6,776
5003 A Manchu noblewoman's embroidered red silk informal robe, changyi Late Qing dynasty US$ 15,000
£8,933
€10,842
5004 A group of four embroidered silk accessories Late Qing/Republic period US$ 6,250
£3,722
€4,517
5005 A Manchu noblewoman's black silk ground embroidered surcoat, longgua 19th century US$ 12,500
£7,444
€9,035
5006 A kesi-woven officials' black silk surcoat and rank badge of the first civil rank, pufu Late Qing dynasty US$ 11,250
£6,700
€8,132
5007 A blue ground kesi-woven silk dragon robe Late Qing dynasty US$ 16,250
£9,677
€11,746
5008 An official's black silk gauze summer coat with embroidered square of the second civil rank, pufu Late Qing dynasty US$ 2,000
£1,191
€1,445
5009 An embroidered russet silk ground uncut dragon robe Republic period US$ 1,750
£1,042
€1,264
5010 A Manchu noblewoman's green brocade gauze summer informal robe with embroidered trim, danpao Late 19th century US$ 7,500
£4,466
€5,421
5011 A woman's elaborately embroidered black silk gauze summer coat Late Qing dynasty US$ 8,125
£4,838
€5,873
5012 A group of four embroidered silk accessories Late Qing/Republic period US$ 6,250
£3,722
€4,517
5013 Two elaborately pieced silk woman's skirts, qun Late Qing/Republic period US$ 5,625
£3,350
€4,066
5014 A gilt-ground woven textile fragment with polychrome embroidery 18th century US$ 10,000
£5,955
€7,228
5015 A Manchu woman's embroidered informal court surcoat 19th century US$ 6,875
£4,094
€4,969
5016 A Manchu noblewoman's embroidered black gauze summer surcoat, longgua Late 19th century US$ 6,250
£3,722
€4,517
5017 A yellow ground polychrome silk brocade horizontal panel of dragons 18th century US$ 5,000
£2,977
€3,614
5018 An embroidered silk panel 18th/19th century US$ 16,250
£9,677
€11,746
5019 A woman's blue ground brocade silk informal overcoat, waitao Late 19th century US$ 3,500
£2,084
€2,529
5021 A kesi-woven blue silk dragon robe 19th century US$ 10,625
£6,327
€7,680
5024 An embroidered silk rank badge Late Ming/early Qing dynasty US$ 25,000
£14,889
€18,071
5025 Two circular dragon insignia badges
Ming dynasty
US$ 10,000
£5,955
€7,228
5029 Two Manchu woman's silk brocade robes with embroidered decoration, changyi Late Qing dynasty US$ 2,750
£1,637
€1,987
5030 A Manchu woman's embroidered midnight blue surcoat Late Qing dynasty US$ 4,000
£2,382
€2,891
5031 A woman's red silk ground embroidered informal robe Late Qing dynasty US$ 6,875
£4,094
€4,969
5033 A group of three large pieced silk brocade panels 18th/19th century US$ 5,000
£2,977
€3,614
5034 A group of four pieced silk brocade panels 18th/19th century US$ 2,250
£1,340
€1,626
5035 A massive cut and uncut silk velvet carpet 19th century US$ 8,125
£4,838
€5,873
5036 Two yellow ground embroidered silk cushions 18th/19th century US$ 6,250
£3,722
€4,517
5037 A first rank peacock feather plume Late Qing dynasty US$ 2,750
£1,637
€1,987
5039 A Manchu noblewoman's summer gauze surcoat with counted stitch embroidery Late Qing dynasty US$ 18,750
£11,166
€13,553
5040 A woman's kesi-woven silk informal robe US$ 10,000
£5,955
€7,228
5042 An imperial yellow embroidered silk twelve-symbol dragon robe Late Qing dynasty US$ 37,500
£22,333
€27,107
5044 An embroidered silk insignia badge
Mid-Qing dynasty
US$ 2,750
£1,637
€1,987
5045 A pair of embroidered insignia badges Late Qing/Republic period US$ 1,875
£1,116
€1,355
5047 Two silk purses 19th century US$ 6,875
£4,094
€4,969
5048 A massive teal blue ground kesi-woven silk panel 19th century US$ 3,750
£2,233
€2,710
5049 A Manchu prince's black satin surcoat, guanfu Late Qing dynasty US$ 11,250
£6,700
€8,132
5051 A gilt bronze figure of a bodhisattva Tang dynasty US$ 12,500
£7,444
€9,035
5052 A cast bronze seated figure of the Buddha Ming dynasty US$ 25,000
£14,889
€18,071
5053 Two cast bronze Daoist divinities
Late Ming dynasty
US$ 16,250
£9,677
€11,746
5054 A cast bronze Daoist divinity
Late Ming dynasty
US$ 6,000
£3,573
€4,337
5055 A parcel-gilt bronze 'arrow' vase, touhu Ming dynasty US$ 7,500
£4,466
€5,421
5056 A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty US$ 314,500
£187,304
€227,338
5058 A cast bronze censer Xuande mark, 18th century US$ 5,000
£2,977
€3,614
5059 A good gilt bronze seated figure of the Buddha Ming dynasty US$ 60,000
£35,733
€43,371
5060 A patinated bronze censer and stand 18th century US$ 10,000
£5,955
€7,228
5061 A cast bronze censer 17th/18th century US$ 4,000
£2,382
€2,891
5062 A bronze handwarmer with gilt decoration 18th/19th century US$ 1,875
£1,116
€1,355
5063 A cast bronze prunus vase 17th/18th century US$ 2,750
£1,637
€1,987
5064 A cast bronze censer in the form of a three-legged toad 18th/19th century US$ 4,375
£2,605
€3,162
5065 A pair of pieced cast bronze covered urns 19th century US$ 10,625
£6,327
€7,680
5066 A large cloisonné enameled metal vase
19th century
US$ 9,375
£5,583
€6,776
5067 An archaistic cloisonné enameled metal brush pot US$ 5,000
£2,977
€3,614
5067A A Canton enamel and gilt-copper European-subject baluster vase Qianlong period US$ 25,000
£14,889
€18,071
5174 A rare and important woven and embellished ivory tribute fan 18th century US$ 182,500
£108,690
€131,921
5175 A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century US$ 74,500
£44,369
€53,852
5175A A rhinoceros horn floriform cup 17th/18th century US$ 56,250
£33,500
€40,660
5177 A rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century US$ 62,500
£37,222
€45,178
5180 An amber brush washer
Qing dynasty
US$ 1,875
£1,116
€1,355
5183 A peacock blue glass zhadou vase 19th century US$ 2,750
£1,637
€1,987
5184 A turquoise blue facetted glass bottle vase Qianlong mark and period US$ 3,750
£2,233
€2,710
5188 An opaque red glass baluster vase Qianlong mark and period US$ 6,000
£3,573
€4,337
5195 An opaque lemon-yellow glass pear form vase
18th/19th century
US$ 3,750
£2,233
€2,710
5196 A small turquoise blue jar 18th/19th century US$ 2,250
£1,340
€1,626
5199 An unusual opaque pink glass vase Qianlong mark and period US$ 6,250
£3,722
€4,517
5200 A multicolor overlaid white glass bottle vase 18th century US$ 8,750
£5,211
€6,324
5201 A snowflake glass bottle vase with transparent blue overlay decoration 18th/19th century US$ 3,125
£1,861
€2,258
5203 A translucent purple Peking glass baluster vase Qianlong mark and period US$ 4,375
£2,605
€3,162
5204 A pair of translucent peacock blue glass stick neck vases Kangxi marks and period US$ 8,125
£4,838
€5,873
5206 An exquisite embellished gilt silver jewelry box 19th/20th century US$ 25,000
£14,889
€18,071
5208 An 18 karat enamel-decorated gold box Late Qing/Republic period US$ 7,500
£4,466
€5,421
5219 A cast bronze steamer, xian Late Shang, early Western Zhou Period US$ 52,500
£31,266
€37,949
5220 A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty US$ 56,250
£33,500
€40,660
5224 A parcel gilt bronze belt hook Warring States period US$ 7,500
£4,466
€5,421
5227 A group of six archaic bronze mirrors Warring States to Western Han dynasty US$ 3,500
£2,084
€2,529

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