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Lot 31. Chinese Gilt-Bronze Figure of Vajrabhairava and Vajra Vetali, Qianlong Six-Character Mark on Base. Height 7 1/2 inches. Estimate $20,000-30,000Unsold. © Doyle 

NEW YORK, NY -- Scheduled during the week of Asian sales in New York, Doyle’s Asian Works of Art auction on Monday, September 9 at 10am presents the arts of China, Japan and Southeast Asia dating from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Showcased will be bronzes, jades, snuff bottles, porcelains, pottery, scholar’s objects and paintings from prominent collections and estates.

Highlighting the sale is a group of fine Chinese and Tibetan bronzes. A dramatic Chinese gilt-bronze figure of Vajrabhairava and Vajra Vetali with the Qianlong six-character mark on base depicts the wrathful deity striding in alidhasana on animals and prostrate figures, height 7 1/2 inches (est. $20,000-30,000).

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Chinese Gilt-Bronze Figure of Vajrabhairava and Vajra Vetali

Chinese Gilt-Bronze Figure of Vajrabhairava and Vajra Vetali

Chinese Gilt-Bronze Figure of Vajrabhairava and Vajra Vetali

Chinese Gilt-Bronze Figure of Vajrabhairava and Vajra VetaliChinese Gilt-Bronze Figure of Vajrabhairava and Vajra VetaliChinese Gilt-Bronze Figure of Vajrabhairava and Vajra VetaliChinese Gilt-Bronze Figure of Vajrabhairava and Vajra VetaliChinese Gilt-Bronze Figure of Vajrabhairava and Vajra Vetali

Lot 31. Chinese Gilt-Bronze Figure of Vajrabhairava and Vajra Vetali, Qianlong Six-Character Mark on Base. Height 7 1/2 inches. Estimate $20,000-30,000Unsold. © Doyle

The wrathful deity shown striding in alidhasana on animals and prostrate figures on a lotus base, holding a curved knife and scull cup in his primary hands, his other hands hold various implements, his face is surmounted by human faces and scull crowns, his consort stands facing him with the left leg wrapped around his waist, holding a scull cup and curved knife, the faces, hands and hair cold painted in gold, red, blue and black. 

A colorful Chinese 19th century cloisonné covered censer is supported by dragon-fish legs and decorated with fearsome taotie masks. In ancient Chinese mythology, the taotie is one of the four evil creatures of the world, along with Hundun, Qiongqi and Taowu, height 22 1/2 inches (est. $20,000-30,000).

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Lot 156. Chinese Cloisonné Covered Censer, 19th Century. Height 22 1/2 inchesEstimate $20,000 - $30,000Unsold. © Doyle

The archaic fangding form raised on four dragon-fish legs supporting the rectangular body, the sides enameled with taotie masks below a band of kuifeng, divided vertically at the center with notched flanges, the rim set with a pair of loop handles decorated with taotie masks, the domed lid with openwork gilt panels of bats flying amid billowing clouds within enameled stylized dragon scrolling all that is repeated on the base, all below a lion finial.

Provenance: Acquired in France in the 1990's.

A pair of rare Chinese 19th century cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze 'Foreigner' candle prickets reflects the imperial court’s fascination with the exotic. Muscular figures with bushy eyebrows and thick moustaches dressed in sleeveless floral waistcoats hold aloft the pricket and drip pan, height 14 1/2 inches (est. $10,000-15,000). 

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Pair of Chinese Cloisonne Enamel and Gilt-Bronze 'Foreigner' Candle Prickets

Lot 157. Pair of Chinese Cloisonne Enamel and Gilt-Bronze 'Foreigner' Candle Prickets, 19th Century. Height 14 1/2 inches. Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000Sold for $6,250. © Doyle

Each figure cast kneeling on a square plinth, one muscular arm raised holding the edge of the drip pan surmounted by a cylindrical pricket, the other hand holding the end of a scarf billowing over the shoulders, the face with pleasant expressions, deeply cast with bushy eyebrows above bulging eyes, thick moustache and beard, dressed in a sleeveless waistcoat decorated in seasonal flowers divided at the waist by a band of leaping white horses, the base, drip pan and pricket worked with stylized scrolling lotus and other flowers on a medium blue ground. 

Provenance: Acquired in France in the 1990's.

An Imperial Tibetan gold woven tapestry of the Qianlong Period depicts the 'Thousand Buddhas' symbolically destined to redeem the world in successive generations. By repute it was presented to the emperor Qianlong by the Dalai Lama of Tibet for the Lamaistic temple in Beijing. The impressive tapestry measures 57 x 128 inches (est. $10,000-15,000). 

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Doyle Lot 19AS02 34

Doyle Lot 19AS02 34

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Lot 34. Imperial Tibetan Gold Woven Tapestry Hanging of the 'One-Thousand' Buddhas, Qianlong Period (1736-1795), 57 x 128 inches. Estimate $10,000-15,000Sold for $46,875. © Doyle

With seven rows of fifteen Buddhas, each seated in virasama on a lotus throne, woven in multi colored silks and gold thread, each wearing green and gold robes before flaming niches, the landscape setting woven in minute detail before a blue sky. 57 x 128 inches.

Provenance:Parke-Bernet Galleries, November 5, 1964, lot 201 (illustrated)

Note: This hanging is understood to have been presented to the emperor Qianlong by the Dalai Lama of Tibet, for the Lamaistic temple in Peking.

The auction offers over 100 lots of Chinese snuff bottles highlighted by property from The Kaufman Collection and the Estate of Mary Ann Bresee. Works of art in miniature, the snuff bottles are crafted in a wide range of materials, including jade, agate, amethyst, enameled porcelain, glass, coral, cloisonné and lacquer. 

From The Kaufman Collection are over 60 examples, including a multi-color overlay glass snuff bottle carved with colorful archaic vessels (est. $3,000-5,000), a Qing dynasty shadow agate snuff bottle (est. $2,500-3,500), and a Qing dynasty ruby glass snuff bottle carved as a lotus (est. $2,500-3,500). The Estate of Mary Ann Bresee offers 18 examples featuring a Qing dynasty celadon jade snuff bottle carved as a bottle embraced by a standing figure and decorated with a bat (est. $1,000-1,500). 

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Chinese Multi-Color Overlay Glass Snuff Bottle 

Lot 244. Chinese Multi-Color Overlay Glass Snuff Bottle. Height 2 7/8 inches. Estimate $3,000-5,000Unsold. © Doyle

Of elongated ovoid form, set on an oval foot rim. carved on one side through the red, ochre and green layer to the snowflake suffused ground with three archaic bronze vessels, the reverse carved through the pink, blue and green layers with archaic bronze vessels, flanked by two vessels on each side. 

Property of the Kaufman Collection.

Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle 

Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Lot 257. Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle, Qing Dynasty. Height 2 1/4 inches. Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500Unsold. © Doyle

Of rounded rectangular form, raised on a straight oval foot, the semi-transparent stone an amber tone with concentric banding and russet and dark brown inclusions. 

Property of the Kaufman Collection.

Chinese Ruby Glass 'Lotus' Snuff Bottle

Chinese Ruby Glass 'Lotus' Snuff Bottle

Chinese Ruby Glass 'Lotus' Snuff Bottle

Chinese Ruby Glass 'Lotus' Snuff Bottle

Chinese Ruby Glass 'Lotus' Snuff Bottle 

Lot 282. Chinese Ruby Glass 'Lotus' Snuff Bottle, Qing Dynasty. Height 2 1/2 inches. Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500Sold for $1,875. © Doyle

Of compressed rounded form, raised on a low oval foot, carved with a continuous design of formalized lotus petals set in an unfurling lotus leaf at the base, the semi-transparent glass a a deep ruby red. 

Property of the Kaufman Collection.

From the Estate of an Upper East Side Collector are over 20 lots of exquisitely carved Chinese jade objects. A Qing dynasty celadon jade bowl is carved as a delicate lotus blossom with seeds in relief around the rim, height 2 inches (est. $1,500-2,500). An 18th/19th century Chinese white jade covered box is thinly carved in oval lobed form, length 3 1/2 inches (est. $1,500-2,500). A Qing dynasty white jade double gourd form covered box is carved in relief with a striding chilong, length 3 1/4 inches (est. $1,200-1,800). 

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Chinese Celadon Jade Bowl

Chinese Celadon Jade Bowl

Chinese Celadon Jade Bowl

Chinese Celadon Jade Bowl

Lot 117. Chinese Celadon Jade Bowl, Qing DynastyLength 3 1/4 inches. Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500. Sold for $21,250© Doyle

The double gourd form carved with a small looped stem on the rim of the base, the lid carved in relief with a striding chilong, the stone an even white with a few chestnut and dark gray inclusions. 

Property from the Estate of an Upper East Side Collector.

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Chinese White Jade Covered Box

Chinese White Jade Covered Box

Chinese White Jade Covered Box

Chinese White Jade Covered Box

Chinese White Jade Covered Box

Lot 100. Chinese White Jade Covered Box, 18th-19th Century. Length 3 1/2 inches. Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500Sold for $13,750. © Doyle

Thinly carved, of oval lobed form, the body resting on a flowerhead form foot, the lid with a flowerhead and rounded knop finial, the stone an even bright white tone. 

Property from the Estate of an Upper East Side Collector.

Chinese White Jade Covered Box

Chinese White Jade Covered Box 

Chinese White Jade Covered Box

Chinese White Jade Covered Box

Chinese White Jade Covered Box

Chinese White Jade Covered Box

Chinese White Jade Covered Box

Lot 99. Chinese White Jade Covered Box, Qing Dynasty. Length 3 1/4 inches. Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800Sold for $8,125. © Doyle

The double gourd form carved with a small looped stem on the rim of the base, the lid carved in relief with a striding chilong, the stone an even white with a few chestnut and dark gray inclusions. 

Property from the Estate of an Upper East Side Collector.

The public is invited to the exhibition on view from Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8. Doyle is located at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan.