695 | Fine Asian Art
A Choise of Highlights

May 8th 2013 - Japan, Korea
May 10th to 11st 2013 - China





A PAIR OF EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT THANGKAS OF Kshitigarbha and Maitreya, China, 18th ct., brocade mounts

134 x 74 cm

Property from an old German private collection



A FINE BUDDHIST FIGURE PAINTING OF SIX BODHISATTVAS IN THE STYLE OF THE FIVE DYNASTIES,

China, Wudai style, with inscription by Zhang Daqian (1899-1983),

143 x 73 cm

Property from an old European private collection



A PAIR OF EXCELLENT GOLD AND COPPER INLAID VASES ON STANDS BY SUZUKI CHOKICHI (1848-1919), Japan, Meiji period,

h.92 cm

Property from an old East German private collection



A RARE IRON MODEL OF A BIRD OF PREY WITH ARTICULATED FEATURES, Japan, Edo period,

h. 25 cm

From the collection of Rüdiger von Biegeleben, Austrian diplomat in Tokyo from 1888 until 1893



A VERY RARE SQUARE IMPERIAL LACQUER BOX WITH PAINTED LACQUER DÉCOR AND BASKETRY, CHINA, Qianlong mark and period, dated 1757

Property from an important European private collection



AN IMPORTANT AND FINE CHEST DEPICTING PHOENIX, Japan, early Edo period,

71x160x64 cm

Property of an important Bavarian private collection, publ.: Jac. Hecht, Fine Art Auctioneer, Berlin (collection van Leeuwen/Esch/Northbrabant and estate of a French collector), 26.11.1928, Lot 361, pl. 15



A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI HORSESHOE ARMCHAIRS, China, 1550-1650

Property from a Hamburg private collection, bought from Nicholas Grindley in 1992



A VERY RARE FAMILLE VERTE BLACK-GROUND MOON FLASK, China, Yongzheng period,

h. 27,1 cm

Property from a Hamburg private collection, bought with Ruef Auctions, Munich around 1965



A FINE AND RARE THANG.KA DEPICTING KANAKAVATSA, East Tibet, Kham area, 17th ct.,

76 x 51 cm

Property from a South German private collection, bought in the 1980'ies from Schoettle East Asian Art, Stuttgart



A RARE PAIR OF ZITAN DRAGON CABINETS, China, Qing dynasty,

259x130x60 cm

Property from a South German private collection, bought in Hongkong in the early 1990’ies





A RARE ROUND BLACKISH-BROWN LACQUER KÔGO BY SHIBATA ZESHIN IN SHAPE OF A CHINESE INK STONE, Japan, Meiji period,

d. 8,1 cm

Formerly in the collection of Dr. Josef Markwalder (1883-1953), medical doctor of Herman Hesse in Baden, Switzerland and collector of Hesse manuscripts and watercolours.

In addition a small note
on paper with the printed name and titles of Markwald in the handwriting of Ernst Grosse (1862-1926) describing this box.



A VERY RARE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SAMVARA AND NAIRATMYA, Tibet, 16th ct.,

h. 25,7 cm

Property from an important German private collection of Tibetan art - Published D.I. Lauf 'Eine Ikonographie des tibetischen Buddhismus', Graz, Austria, 1979, p. 38, no. 8



Monochrome porcelain – Property from an old Hamburg private collection, bought
ction.de in the 1960’ies and 70’ies


The second known 'Winged Hydra' Bowl 'Sapienti nihil novum'
China, Wanli period, d. 34,5 cm

Property from an old European private collection

The other known bowl of that tPe is preserved in the collection British Museum, 'Sapienti nihil novum - to the wise man nothing is new'.



A fine and rare large Imperial molded dragon blue and white vase
China, Wanli mark and period,

h. 59,1 cm

Property from a private collection, former T.T. Tsui collection, Hongkong



A rare 'huanghuali' table,
China, Ming dynasty, 83x139x47 cm

Property from a Hamburg private collection, bought in 1992 from Nicholas Grindley, London



The Pia M. Busch Collection
Chinese Glass

Part I

Former restorer in the Frankfurt Museum of Applied Arts until 1958

This collection is most likely the largest German private collection of Chinese Glass



A very rare blue and white Imperial Dragon Jar, Korea, 18th ct., h. 48 cm

Property from an old East German private collection



Zhang Daqian, Mountain Temple
in Sunset, 40 x 90 cm

Property from the Fok Chung Kit collection sold to benefit Charity projects



A fine North German private collection of 70 Netsuke, Inro and Lacquers, bought in the 1980’ies and 90’ies


A very rare Imperial ‘Nine Dragon’ Moonflask, Qianlong seal mark and period, h. 34,5 cm

Property from an old German private collection bought around 1900



Li Keran, The Poet Su Dungpo, dated 1948, 70 x 34 cm

Property from the collection of the former GDR foreign minister Lothar Bolz (1903-1986)



An Imperial Porcelain Jar, Kangxi mark and period, h. 8,2 cm

Property from an important German private collection, bought at Christie’s London, 7.12.1984, Lot 948



An extremely rare Imperial Doucai ewer; Yongzheng seal mark and period, h. 13,3 cm

Property from an important German private collection, bought at Sotheby’s London, 11.12.1984, Lot 357

Former collection Sir Percival David



Qi Baishi, Chickens, dated 1935,
130 x 32 cm

Property from the Fok Chung Kit collection sold to benefit Hongkong Universities



A large Imperial blue and white Charger, Yongzheng mark and period, d. 45,3 cm


A large Imperial bronze censer, Qianlong mark and period, h. 49 cm.

Property from a private collection, bought from the Gordon F. Morrill Collection in the 1980’ies



A rare Imperial bronze bell, Kangxi mark and period, dated 1715,
h. 31,2 cm

Property from an important German private collection bought 1970 in Munich



A large Imperial blue and white Meiping, Wanli mark and period,
h. 52 cm

Property from an important German private collection, bought at Sotheby’s London, 10.12.1985,
Lot 208



A rare pair of Imperial Zitan and Hongmu Dragon Cabinets, Qing dynasty, h. 320 cm

Property from an old French diplomate collection bought in
China around 1900



A Cinnabar Lacquer Box and Cover, Yongle mark, 15th ct., d. 13,2 cm

Property from an important German private collection, bought at Christie’s London, 14.11.1983, Lot 7



A very large gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, China, Kangxi period,
h. 96 cm

Property from a German private collection bought from a German 1920’ies collection in 1994 at Nagel



A very rare Imperial Lacquer Cabinet, Wanli mark and period,
h. 178 cm

Property from an important German private collection, bought at Sotheby’s London, 1983, published in 1979 by Beurdeley in ‘Chinese Furnitures’



A rare and large Yingqing carved Vase, Song dynasty, h. 33,5 cm

Property from an important German private collection, bought at Christie’s London, 14.11.1983,
Lot 272



A rare Sandstone stele of Buddha, Northern Qi Dynasty, h. 92 cm

Property from an old German private collection bought in 1961 from Yamanaka in Kyoto, published in 1966 by Matsubara



A fine white Jade scepter, 18th ct.,
l. 40,2 cm

Property from an old European private collection bought from Kleykamp, The Hague in the 1920’ies



A very large Imperial Cloisonné Enamel Charger, 17th ct., d. 63 cm

Property from an important German private collection, bought in London in the 1980’ies



A fine-gilt bronze figure of standing Maitreya, Kangxi period, h. 46 cm

Property from an old German private collection bought 1987 in Stuttgart



An Important large Bronze Tripod Vessel ‘Jia’, Shang dynasty, h. 33 cm

Property from an important German private collection, bought at Christie’s London, 10.11.1984,
Lot 727



Zhang Daqian, Lotus, dated 1965,
93 x 42 cm

Property from the Haas Collection, previously bought directly from the artist in 1965



Qi Baishi, Fish, 28 x 79cm,
dated 1950

Property from the Fok Chung Kit collection sold to benefit Charity projects



Huang Binhong, Waterfall and Mountains, 114 x 40 cm

Property from the Fok Chung Kit collection sold to benefit Charity projects



Qi Baishi, Shrimps, ink and colours on paper, mounted as hanging scroll, dated 1931

Property from an old German private collection, wedding present to the father of the present owner in 1933



A very rare Imperial celadon-ground gilt-painted dragon vase, China, Jiaqing seal mark and period


A very rare set of ten Imperial dragon wine cups, China, Qianlong six-character marks and period

Property from an important old German private collection



A very rare early enamel vase, China, Kangxi period

Property from an old European private collection


A very rare Imperial Famille rose ‚Poppy’ bowl, China, Yongzheng six-character mark and period


A rare portrait of a scholar on silk, signed Hua Guan,

court painter during the Qianlong period Property from an old European private collection, bought from Kleykamp, The Hague, 1926 – Publ. ‚

Oud Chineesche Schilderkunst’, Kunstzaal Kleykamp, 1926, plate VII



A rare blue and white rouleau vase with a scene from the roman sanguo zhi tongsu yanyi, China,
ca. 1650

Property from an old German private collection



An extremely rare Imperial blue and white porcelain vase, China, Yongzheng six-character mark and period


A fine gu-shaped white jade vase, China, 18th ct.

Property from an old European private collection, bought from
Kleykamp, The Hague between
1920 and 1930



A bronze figure of a standing louhan, China, Ming dynasty

Property from an old German private collection