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 © 2019 Hindman LCC.

CHICAGO, IL.- Hindman LLC today announced the sale of Asian Works of Art, featuring property from the collections of Jane Davis Doggett and The Halim Time and Glass Museum, in addition to Chinese paintings from the estate of Mr. Julius Sih. Items from these collections, alongside numerous exceptional pieces of Chinese bronze and metalwork, will be sold at auction Monday, March 25, and will be on view in Chicago Thursday, March 21 through Monday, March 25. 

Several outstanding archaic Chinese bronzes are highlights of the March sale. The oldest piece in the sale is a rare bronze ritual food vessel dating from the Late Shang Dynasty (12th – 11th Century B.C.) from the Sackler Collections. The vessel bears an inscription of two kneeling figures flanking a ritual vessel above a gui character, which is illustrated in the accompanying text Shang Ritual Bronzes in the Arthur M. Sackler Collections by Robert Bagley. A second feature is a rare Tang Dynasty (618-907) bronze tripod tureen and an ladle from Tokyo’s esteemed Idemitsu Collection. 

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Lot 137. An Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220). Height 31.8 cm x width 24.1 cm. Estimate $80,000-120,000© 2019 Hindman LCC.

having a compressed globular body raised on a high hollow foot, surmounted by a recessed neck and a flaring mouth, the main body chiseled with bands of lozenges, between three raised concentric rings and a band of lappet leaves, the neck decorated with rows of feathers alternating panels of lozenges and leave tips, the mouth incised with a running deer figure and mounted with a chain link handle. 

Property from a Private Chicago Collection 

Provenance: Acquired from J.J. Lally & Co. Oriental Art, July 17th, 2008 
Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Sotheby's New York, September 18, 2007, sale N08342 lot 179 
Acquired by the previous owner in the early 1990s 
On the Japanese art market in the early 1980s.

Exhibited: Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2001 - 2006 
Min Chiu Society exhibition, 1999 - 2000.

Note: Accompanied by a technical studies report issued by Pieter Meyers, PhD, October 6, 2009 and a X-ray scan of the vessel.

A bronze vase of related form with very similar decoration, see Unearthing China's Past, Boston, 1973, p. 122, fig. 56 
Another similar example with plain decoration, see Zhongguo qingtongqi quanji (Compendium of Chinese Bronze), vol. 12, Qin and Han Dynasties, Beijing, 1998, no. 69.

A Rare Bronze Ritual Food Vessel, Fangding, late Shang dynasty (12th-11th century B.C.)

Lot 135. A Rare Bronze Ritual Food Vessel, Fangding, late Shang dynasty (12th-11th century B.C.). Height 20.3cm x width 17.1cm x depth 13.3cm. Estimate $60,000-80,000. © 2019 Hindman LCC

the rectangular body cast raised on four cylindrical legs, each side cast with a taotie mask separated by a flange, all against a leiwen ground, the rim surmounted by a pair of upright loop handles, one interior wall cast with an inscription depicting two kneeling figures flanking a ritual vessel above a gui character; together with a copy of Shang Ritual Bronzes in the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Robert W. Bagley, The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, 1987. 

Property from a Private Chicago Collection

Provenance: Fine Chinese Ceramics and works of Art, Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Christie's New York, March 25-26, 2010, sale 2405/2297, lot 1003
Acquired prior to 1966.

Literature: R.W. Bagley, Shang Ritual Bronzes in the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, 1987, pp. 472-5. no. 88 
N. Barnard and Cheung Kwong-yue, Rubbings and Hand Copies of Bronze Inscriptions in Chinese, Japanese, European, American and Australasian Collections, Taipei, 1978, no. 1300 (inscriptions only) 
R. Poor, Bronze Ritual Vessels of Ancient China, New York, 1968.

Overall in decent condition. The surface with expected general wear and varying layers of malachite encrustation, ranging from bright green to gray green.

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Lot 138. A Large and Rare Bronze Tripod Tureen and Ladle, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter of tureen 23cm, Height of tureen 8 1/2 inches (21.6cm), Length of Ladle 13 1/4 inches (33.6cm). Estimate $15,000-25,000. © 2019 Hindman LCC

the spherical form body raised above three cabriole legs, surmounted by a short neck with incised lotus petal decoration, the broad shoulders and the base incised with double-line concentric rings; the ladle having an almost hemispherical bowl, the handle decorated with small rings and line borders terminating in a stylized lotus bud finial; together with an original Japanese wood box. 

Property from a Private Chicago Collection 

Provenance: Acquired from J.J. Lally & Co. Oriental Art, September 25, 2009 
The Idemitsu Collection, Tokyo, Japan 

Note: An example of related form, see Yangzhou guancang wenwu jinhua (Selective Works from the Collection of Yangzhou Musuem), Nanjing, 2001, p. 84, no. 99 

Another smaller example of very similar form, see Qingtong shenghuoqi: Gugong bowuyuan cang wenwu zhenpin daxi (Bronze Articles for Daily Use: The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum),Hong Kong, 2007, p. 173, no. 151 

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Lot 136. An Archaic Bronze Covered Wine Vessel, He, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring State period (475-221 B.C.). Height 6 1/2 inches (16.5cm) Diameter 20.3cm. Estimate $10,000-15,000. © 2019 Hindman LCC

the compressed globular body above three cabriole legs surmounted by a short neck and a wide mouth, the plain body decorated with a raised band around the belly, the side spout molded in the form of a winged mythical beast with its mouth wide open, having a swing handle terminating in tiger's masks and joined to the cover by a chain of loose rings.  

Property from a Private Chicago Collection 

Provenance: Acquired from J.J. Lally & Co. Oriental Art, New York, New York, July 17, 2008 

Note: A very similar example, see Zhongguo qingtongqi quanji (Compendium of Chinese Bronzes), vol.9, Beijing, 1997, pl. 160 

In overall good condition with age-appropriate wear, burial patina and corrosion. The surface of the belly has been cleaned. Details on the mythical beast form spout are covered with extensive layers of patina and corrosion.

Chinese paintings from the estate of Mr. Julius Sih, a civil engineer active in Chicago in the 1960s and 70s, are included in the upcoming sale. In 2017, Hindman LLC sold a signed Qi Baishi scroll painting from this collection to an Eastern Chinese buyer for $269,000. In the March sale, highlights from the Sih Collection include calligraphies by Ye Gongchao, hanging scrolls by Wu Zheng, and a selection of fine Chinese wood block prints.  

The sale also includes eleven works from the personal collection of renowned graphic designer and artist Jane Davis Doggett, a former student of Bauhaus color theorist Josef Albers. Sculptures from her collection offered in the March sale include two Angkor Wat-style stone sculptures; an 11th century torso of Vishnu; as well as a Chinese Northern Qi Dynasty limestone torso of a standing Buddha. Hindman LLC’s April 16-17 sale of Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts will feature eleven works from Doggett’s collection of Western ancient art, including a Roman marble sculpture of Heracles and the Nemean lion.

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Lot 628. A Khmer Stone Torso of a Temple Guard, Angkor Wat style, 12th century. Height 81.28 cm. Estimate $10,000-15,000. © 2019 Hindman LCC

depicted standing with arms and legs missing, wearing a sampot secured by a plain belt to the waist and a butterfly knot to the back. Width 17 1/2 inches (44.45 cm) Depth 7 1/2 inches (19.05 cm)

Property from the Collection of Jane Davis Doggett, Hobe Sound, Florida 

Provenance: Acquired from Lek Galleries Art, Bangkok, Thailand, March 4, 1992.

 

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Lot 627. A Khmer Baphuon-Style Limestone Torso of Vishnu, Angkor Wat style, 11th century. Height 109.22 cm. Estimate $40,000-60,000. © 2019 Hindman LCC

depicted standing in samabhanga, wearing diaphanous sampot secured by a belt with suspending tassels and a butterfly knot at the back, the bare upper body elegantly molded. Width 21 inches (53.34 cm) Depth 9 1/2 inches (24.13 cm)

Property from the Collection of Jane Davis Doggett, Hobe Sound, Florida 

Provenance: Acquired from Lek Galleries Art, Bangkok, Thailand, March 21, 2003.

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Lot 620. A Chinese Carved Limestone Torso of Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577). Height 71.12 cm. Estimate $20,000-25,000© 2019 Hindman LCC

depicted standing, wearing a long incised robe draped over the left shoulder, missing the hands, head and feet. Length 10 inches (25.4 cm); Depth 5 inches (12.7 cm).

Property from the Collection of Jane Davis Doggett, Hobe Sound, Florida 

Provenance: Acquired from The Chinese Art Gallery, New York, New York, February 20, 2007.