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Lot 61425. A Large Chinese Carved Coral Group of the Eight Immortals. Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000. Photo Heritage Auctions.

DALLAS, TX.- A decorator's dream and a collector's cache of more than 1,100 lots cross the block in Heritage Auctions' triannual Fine & Decorative Arts, Including Estates, event Sept. 17-18 in Dallas. The two-day auction spans furniture, American and European art, glass and Asian art — including a large, Chinese Carved Coral Group (est. $30,000-$50,000). 

The Carved Coral depicts the Eight Immortals rising forth from a boat, backed by a fan and coral-form frame. This group is likely related to the mythical story of the Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea, which detailed the Immortals' exploration and discovery of underwater realms, popularized in E.T. Werner's 1922 volume, Myths and Legends of China. 

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Lot 61425. A Large Chinese Carved Coral Group of the Eight Immortals. Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000. Photo Heritage Auctions.

19-7/8 inches high x 10 inches wide (50.5 x 25.4 cm) (coral, excluding base); 22 inches high (55.9 cm) (including base)

The carved coral group having boat-form base inset with miniature architectural elements, vessel surrounded by figured waves, Eight Immortals bursting forth (the Immortals being He Xiangu, Cao Guojiu, Li Tieguai, Lan Caihe, Lü Dongbin, Han Xiangzi, Zhang Guolao, Zhongli Quan), each immortal wraped around figured coral and coral fan branches, carved pebbled coral branches and fan detailing extending to reverse of carving, group raised on rosewood base.

Note: This group is likely related to the mythical story of the Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea, which detailed the Immortals' exploration and discovery of underwater realms. 

At nearly 20-inches high, the impressive work highlights an extraordinary collection of Asian artworks, including a 36-inch high Chinese Carved Jadeite Figural Urn and Lid on Stand, 19th century (est. $20,000-$30,000), a Chinese Carved White Jade Group with Stand titled Phoenix and Peony Tree (est. $20,000-$30,000), as well as an impressive Chinese Carved Carnelian Lidded Urn with Stand (est. $15,000-$20,000). A Chinese Openwork Carved Jade Aquatic Group depicts fish swimming through openwork coral (est. $10,000-$15,000). 

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Lot 61454. A Large Chinese Carved Jadeite Figural Urn and Lid on Stand, 19th century. Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000Photo Heritage Auctions.

31-1/4 h x 13 w x 11-1/2 d inches (79.4 x 33.0 x 29.2 cm) (excluding stand). 

The figural urn surmounted by carved lid depicting carved pagoda-form house set against mountainside backdrop, elder holding staff walking on lower deck, seated Buddha figure below accompanied by two figures, carved leaf embellishments throughout, body with oversized fruit carvings, below to inset architectural elements interspersed with figures, crane figures to sides feasting on foliage, carved foliage throughout body, lower base with conforming architectural elements and three figures seated at table, raised on rosewood base.

Note: urn on stand measures 36 inches high. 

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Lot 61455. A Chinese Carved White Jade Group with Stand: Phoenix and Peony Tree. Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000Photo Heritage Auctions.

8-3/4 h x 7 w inches (22.2 x 17.8 cm) (jade, without base)

Provenance: Private collection, New York;
By descent to the present owner.

The finely carved-in-the-round phoenix with sweeping, reticulated tail feathers, standing on a rocky outcropping with gray tints through the body of the bird, a peony tree protruding from the other side of the rock with multiple blossoms in various stages of opening, symbolizing opulence and good fortune, raised on a carved rosewood base. 

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Lot 61453. A Large Chinese Carved Carnelian Lidded Urn with Stand. Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000Photo Heritage Auctions.

23 inches high (58.4 cm) (without stand)

The impressive urn surmounted by a group of birds resting branches of a blossoming cherry tree, branches lead to the body of the urn with continuous motif, raised on a fitted stand with silver inlay. 

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Lot 61456. A Chinese Openwork Carved Jade Aquatic Group. Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000Photo Heritage Auctions.

11-3/4 h x 19 w inches (29.8 x 48.3 cm)

The mountain-form carving with fish swimming through openwork coral to the left side, with a central koi fish leaping out of the water to eat from the lotus pods and blossoms, with a crab on a wave to the far right side, raised on a sea cucumber to reverse. 

Of particular interest to Japanese cloisonné collectors is a Fine Japanese Cloisonné Enamel Jar and Cover (est. $4,000-$6,000). The Meiji Period covered jar was made by Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845-1927), whose work was widely acclaimed in Japan, earning him an appointment as an Imperial Household artist to the Japanese emperor. The gilt copper jar features complex wirework depicting a three-toed dragon, pheasant, butterflies, chrysanthemums, and floral motifs. 

Fine French furniture ranges from a circa 19th century Baroque Revival Oak Center Table with Grand Tour Micro Mosaic Top (est. $40,000-$60,000) to a Louis XV-Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Kingwood Center Table with Marble Top (est. $12,000-$18,000). A Jacob Frères Empire Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Mounted Secretary Bookcase (est. $10,000-$15,000), circa 1800, and a stunning Maison Forest Louis XVI-Style Mahogany, Kingwood and Gilt Bronze-Mounted Case Clock, circa 1890 (est. $7,000-$10,000) both from Paris. 

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Lot 61085. A Baroque Revival Oak Center Table with Grand Tour Micro Mosaic Top, 19th century and later; 32 h x 34 d inches (81.3 x 86.4 cm). Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000. Photo Heritage Auctions.

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Lot 61062. A Large Louis XV-Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Kingwood Center Table with Marble Top, late 19th century
32-1/4 h x 54 d inches (81.9 x 137.2 cm). Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000. Photo Heritage Auctions.

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Lot 61208. A Jacob Frères Empire Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Mounted Secretary Bookcase, Paris, France, circa 1800. Marks: JACOB FRERES, RUE MESLEE; 83 h x 40-1/2 w x 16-1/4 d inches (210.8 x 102.9 x 41.3 cm). Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000. Photo Heritage Auctions.

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Lot 61185. A Maison Forest Louis XVI-Style Mahogany, Kingwood and Gilt Bronze-Mounted Case Clock, Paris, France, circa 1890. Marks to rear plaque: Forest, PARIS, 31 r Cambaceres; 86 h x 19 w x 9-1/2 d inches (218.4 x 48.3 x 24.1 cm). Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000. Photo Heritage Auctions.

 

Signed French furniture includes a Christian Krass Louis XV-Style Parquetry Bureau a Cylindre, Lyon, France, circa 1900, intricately embellished with diamond-shaped parquetry inset with floral bouquets (est. $5,000-$7,000). A Paul Sormani Louis XV-Style Mahogany and Kingwood Parquetry and Gilt Bronze Mounted Table Ambulante, typifies the high-quality furniture produced by the 19th century Parisian cabinetmaker Sormani. The table is inlaid with mahogany and kingwood hexahedron parquetry, and is trimmed in fine gilt mounts to the edges, leg shoulders, and feet (est. $700-$1,000).  

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Lot 61128. A Christian Krass Louis XV-Style Parquetry Bureau a Cylindre, Lyon, France, circa 1900. Marks: Christian Krass, Lyon; 40 h x 32 w x 18-1/2 d inches (101.6 x 81.3 x 47.0 cm). Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000. Photo Heritage Auctions.

A Dallas collection revealed an exquisite collection of Wedgwood that spans three centuries from a late 18th century Egyptian Revival piece Sphinx, to, Wedgwood "Fairyland" bowls (est. $4,000-$6,000) and vases (est. $3,500-$5,000), and mid-century examples by noted architect and designer Keith Murray.  

Additional highlights include, but are not limited by: 

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Lot 61628. Gene Davis (American, 1920-1985), Untitled. Oil on canvas, 211 x 96 inches (535.9 x 243.8 cm). Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000Photo Heritage Auctions.

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Lot 61055. A Flemish Silk and Wool Allegorical Tapestry : Diana and Actaeon, late 17th-early 18th century, 83-1/4 inches high x 126 inches wide (211.5 x 320.0 cm). Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000. Photo Heritage Auctions.

One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, complete set, Meiji Period 1856-58, bound woodblocks in colors, by Ando Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858) (est. $5,000-$7,000).