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As a part of our bi-monthly Oriental Sale a locally consigned Chinese cinnabar lacquer circular box, dating to the late 18th century is to be auctioned with an estimate of £5000 - £7000. The cover is carved with figures on horseback engaged in fighting, with pine tree to the right, a bridge and mountains in the distance. The sides are carved with foliate scrolls, reserved with shaped panels, enclosing flower sprays against a diaper ground and black lacquer interior.
The sale comprises of a number of private collections, including a locally consigned 19th century tall Chinese flambe bottle vase with bulbous body and tapered neck, covered overall in a deep red glaze, with an estimate of £1,000 - £1,500 ( lot 301). This collection also includes; lot 302 a rare Chinese blue and white porcelain huqqa base made for the Indian market, Kangxi, of squat bulbous form, painted with six panels enclosing flowers, the shoulder with a border of flowerheads, replacement silver collar and neck. Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500.
Two tsuba (Japane se sword mountings) are to be sold. Lot 299 an inlaid 19th century shakudo tsuba, of oval form, decorated in gilt and copper in iroe-takazogan on a nanako ground. With samurai warriors fighting on a bridge, another beneath the branches of a blossoming tree above and signed Kanjo with an estimate of £800 - £1000. Lot 299 a 19th century shibuichi tsuba, of oval form, in iroe-takazogan, inlaid in gilt and copper with Yoshitsuni on horseback playing the flute outside the house of his mistress, who sits inside playing the koto, signed Rakusuiken Toseiju, estimated at £700 - £900. Provenance; Barry Davies Oriental Art, London.
The Oriental sale takes place on the 7th November at 10am, after the Ceramics and Glass auction. The sale includes over 130 pieces.
Friday 12 noon – 4pm
Saturday 9am – 12 noon
Monday 9am – 4pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
A fully illustrated catalogue will be available online and live bidding via thesaleroom.com.