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Chinese/Tibetan "Gem" Embellished Parcel‑Gilt Bronze Figure of Amitayus, modeled seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base with hands held in dhyanamudra, wearing a dhoti chased with foliate borders, a gem‑inset five‑pronged tiara, necklaces, arm bands and anklets, interior walls set with prayer scrolls, h. 16 1/2 in. WORLD RECORD PRICE AT AUCTION.
Sold on November 18, 2017 for $783,000.00

Chinese School, "Eagle and Autumn Leaves," ink and color on silk, bearing signature of Emperor Song Huizong, inscription and two seals upper middle, three seals upper left, and Qianlong collector's seal upper right, 53 in. x 28 1/2 in., mounted as a hanging scroll. Sold on February 23, 2013 for $125,475.00

A Fine Chinese Yellow Jade Vase Group, probably 18th c., carved as a flattened baluster vase with scroll handles, a bat in clouds and a hydra dragon, domed lid with a lion finial, on a lingzhi and cloud base beside a small open pot, Spink & Son label, height 5 in., wood stand, overall height 6 1/8 in. Sold for $98,587.50 on April 25, 2014.

A Pair of Chinese Iron-Mounted Blue and White Porcelain Storage Jars, broad shouldered pear-form bodies decorated with scenic landscape reserves, the mouths mounted with iron covers with iron strap guards and keys, height 17 1/4 in. Sold for $92,250.00 on November 17th, 2012.

A Chinese Embroidered Yellow Silk Throne Seat Cover, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), intricately worked in "French" knot stitch with flower heads, leafy foliage, bats and auspicious emblems, 43 in. x 63 in. Sold for $72,895.00 on September14th, 2013.

A Pair of Antique Chinese Huanghuali Wood Square Stools, square frames enclosing flat panel tops above wide aprons with linked-ring struts supported on straight circular legs, mitered mortise and tenon construction; the underside retaining traces of clay and drill holes for soft-seat construction, height 20 1/2 in., width 23 1/2 in., depth 23 1/2 in. Sold for $69,310.00 on April 21st, 2012.

A Fine Chinese Jadeite Covered Tripod Censer, probably late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), compressed globular body with lion's mask and loose ring handles raised on three ogre mask feet, domed cover with pierced dragon finial suspending three loose rings, carved overall, height 4 3/4 in., width 4 3/4 in., wood stand, overall height 5 5/8 in. Sold for $57,360.00 on January 31, 2015.

Nguyên Gia Tri (Vietnamese, 1908-1993), "Spring Garden", triptych, lacquer on panel with eggshells, signed "Ng Tri" lower right, sight 35 in. x 70 1/2 in., framed. Sold for $51,000.00 on February 23rd, 2008.

A Chinese Hardstone Embellished Pale Greenish-White Jade Ruyi Scepter, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), thick undulating shaft and ruyi terminal applied with malachite, coral, agate, quartz and other hardstones with scenes of birds and bats amid rocks and fruiting and flowering peach and peony branches, length 14 in., pierced tail with silk tassel. Sold for $50,787.50 on May 4th, 2013.

A Chinese Embroidered Yellow Silk Brocade Five Dragon Throne Seat Cushion Cover, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), embroidered in polychrome and couched gold threads with a central roundel enclosing a full-frontal five-clawed dragon writhing around a flaming pearl amid bats, flames and cloud scrolls, surrounded by four further dragons, bats, flames and cloud scrolls, banded along the sides by waves and terrestrial diagrams, 58 in. x 57 3/4 in. Sold for $48,995.00 on September14th, 2013.

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A Chinese Highly Carved Hardwood Display Cabinet, late 19th c., shaped crest with pairs of Buddhist lions, songbirds, egrets and deer amid pine, bamboo and prunus (the Three Friends of Winter), over staggered shelves, reticulated back and sides further carved with trees and foliage, lower incurvate cabinet with two doors with raised panels enclosing pine, bamboo and prunus, shelf interior, scroll feet, height 89 in., width 43 in., depth 17 1/2 in. Sold for $44,280.00 on June 30th, 2012.

A Set of Eight Chinese Stained Ivory Figures of the Eight Daoist Immortals, each standing figure carved with its attribute: He Xiangu with a lotus flower, Cao Guojiu with castanets, Tieguai Li with an old crutch, Lan Caihe with a flower basket, Lu Dongbin with a sword, Han Xiang with a flute, Zhang Guo with a fish drum, and Zhongli Quan with a fan, heights 10 in. to 10 1/4 in., each raised on a wire inlaid cloisonné enamel embellished carved wood stand, overall heights 12 1/4 in. to 12 1/2 in. Sold for $39,435.00 on April 21st, 2012.

A Pair of Chinese Huanghuali or Huali Wood Yoke Back Armchairs, Guanmaoyi, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), each with elegantly curved "official's hat" top rail supported on a curved backsplat and turned back rails, the curving arm rests supported on S-curve side posts and turned front rails, rectangular seat on turned legs joined by a curved apron above stepped stretchers and a foot rail, height 46 3/4 in., width 22 3/4 in., depth 18 1/8 in. Sold for $38,130.00 on May 4th, 2013.

A Monumental Chinese Jade, Hardstone and Cloisonné Enamel Embellished Lacquer Panel Set in a Rosewood Stand as a Floor Screen, 20th c., rectangular painted lacquer panel relief embellished with carved wood, cloisonné, jade, lapis lazuli and other hardstones, depicting a mountainous landscape with figures, birds and fauna to one side and precious objects to the other, height 42 1/2 in., width 28 1/2 in., set within a large, highly carved rosewood stand, overall height 78 1/4 in., width 51 in., depth 22 1/2 in. Sold for $34,655.00 on September 10th, 2011

A Good Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Fish Bowls, probably 20th c., U-form bodies with flat everted rims, decorated around the exterior walls with applied vases issuing flowering plants and fruit, height 16 1/2 in., width 20 1/4 in., raised on fitted hardwood stands, overall height 36 1/2 in. Sold for $31,070.00 on November 21, 2014.

A Good Pair of Chinese Hardstone, Cloisonné and Wood Embellished Yellow Lacquer Panels, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), each sectioned as an elaborate display cabinet with galleried shelves, shaped platforms, and enclosed compartments, decorated with applied jade, hardstone, wood, and cloisonné "antiques" on a yellow lacquer ground, height 44 7/8 in., width 30 3/4 in., gilt bronze hanger and ruyi shaped supports. Sold for $29,875.00 on February 8, 2014.

 

A Chinese White Jade Snuff Bottle, flattened rectangular body with palm leaf handles, carved with flowering branches, stopper, height 2 3/4 in. Sold for $29,520.00 on November 21, 2014.

A Chinese Bronze Ice Container, Jian, probably Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), deep U-form body with waisted rolled rim, lion head handles, upper body with incised Qialong mark, height 7 3/8 in., diameter 10 1/2 in. Sold for $29,520.00 on February 8, 2014.

Le Pho (Vietnamese/French, 1907‑2001), "Composition", oil on canvas, signed "Le Pho" and again in Chinese lower left, "Wally F. Galleries, New York" label and hanging tag with artist and title, inscribed "28449" and "Arthur Lenars & Cie, Transport Internationaux, Paris" label en verso, 35 1/2 in. x 46 in., framed. Sold on April 22, 2017 for $28,060.00

Le Pho (Vietnamese/French, 1907‑2001), "La Maternité", oil on canvas, signed "Le Pho" and signed again in Chinese lower right, titled en verso, inscribed with title and "W. Findlay" on stretcher, "Findlay Galleries, Chicago / Kansas City" label on backing board, 25 3/4 in. x 31 7/8 in., accompanied by a copy of a 1969 appraisal by Fidelity Appraisal Company. Sold for $28,060.00 on September 24, 2016

Chinese School, "Pheasants, Magpie and Song Birds amid Rocks, Peony and Flowering Olive Branches", ink and color on silk mounted to board, sealed lower left, lower right and upper middle, 72 3/4 in. x 40 5/8 in., framed, overall 77 1/2 in. x 45 1/4 in. Sold for $27,485.00 on May 4th, 2013.

A Chinese Embroidered Brown Summer Gauze Dragon Robe, probably Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), worked in brick stitch and metallic thread highlights with five-clawed dragons, Buddhist symbols, clouds, and bats above a terrestrial diagram at the hem, height 53 in., width 55 in., shadowbox frame. Note: Sleeves shortened, buttons replaced. Sold for $26,290.00 on February 8, 2014.

A Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Sleeve Vase, Transitional Period (c. 1630-1650), decorated with a continuous scene of an official and a maiden in a garden setting, between bands of incised rock and wave patterns at the shoulder and base, height 10 1/2 in. Sold for $26,290.00 on September14th, 2013.

A Chinese Carved Rosewood Stand and Frame Inset with a Silk Embroidery Panel, probably 19th c. and later, the carved rosewood frame inset with a later silk embroidery, on an elaborately carved and pierced stand with trestle base, height 79 1/2 in., width 41 in., depth 24 1/2 in. Sold for $25,200.00 on July 12th, 2008

A Chinese Polychrome Decorated Gilt Ground Porcelain Double Gourd Vase and Cover, probably Republican Period (1911-1949), molded throughout with small gourds and painted with leaf decoration, base with Qianlong mark, height 11 1/4 in. Sold for $25,095.00 on February 8, 2014.

Chinese Greenish‑White Jade Figure of a Recumbent Qilin, probably Qing Dynasty (1644‑1911), carved with a stack of books atop cloud swirls on its back, h. 2 7/8 in., w. 3 7/8 in., hardwood stand, overall h. 4 1/8 in. Sold for $24,400.00 on May 6, 2016.

A Chinese Bronze Incense Burner, 19th/20th c., rectangular body with stylized bamboo handles and feet, base with Ming mark, height 7 1/4 in., width 10 3/4 in., depth 7 5/8 in., pierced wood "bamboo" stand and cover, overall height 13 7/8 in. Sold for $23,900.00 on September14th, 2013.

Le Pho (Vietnamese/French, 1907‑2001), "Composition", oil on canvas, signed "Le Pho" and signed again in Chinese lower right, handwritten title and inscription "Wally F. [Findlay] Galleries, NY" with inventory numbers "30747" and "50 F", "Wally F. Galleries, NY" label, string tag with title and inventory numbers and "Societe Henry & Fils, Paris" stamp en verso, 35 1/4 in. x 46 in., period gilt frame with brass artist plaque. Sold for $22,021.00 on May 6, 2016.

Vu Cao Dam (Vietnamese/French, 1908‑2000), "Divinité", 1968, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right, signed, dated, titled, and inscribed in Chinese en verso, "Wally F. Galleries, New York" label on backing board, 24 1/8 in. x 19 3/4 in., framed with brass artist and title plaque, accompanied by a copy of a 1969 appraisal by Fidelity Appraisal Company. Sold for $21,960.00 on September 24, 2016

A Chinese Export Canton Famille Rose Porcelain Initialed Tea Service, mid-19th c., painted in tones of sepia and gilt with a variety of garden scenes below the gilt initial "R", comprising colorful, broad borders, comprising: a butter tub, cover and stand, two reticulated platters, a teapot and domed cover, a coffee pot and domed cover, a large fluted jug, a fluted milk jug, a cream jug, a waste bowl, a sugar bowl and domed cover, 9 cake plates, a round dish, 7 breakfast cups, 7 teacups, 8 large saucers and another similar, 12 saucers, height of coffee pot 10 1/4 in.  Sold for $21,808.75 on June 28, 2014.

Chinese School, "Beauties in a Garden beneath Banana Leaves", ink, color and gilt on silk, inscribed upper right, 43 3/4 in. x 21 5/8 in., framed, overall 45 1/4 in. x 23 1/4 in. Sold for $21,510.00 on May 4th, 2013.

A Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain 'Nine Peach' Bottle Vase, early 20th c., globular body and tall cylindrical neck decorated with the fruit-laden branches of a peach tree with auspicious bats and lingzhi fungus in iron-red, base with Qianlong seal mark, height 22 in.; together with an electric insert and pierced hardwood stand to convert the vase to a lamp without drilling. Sold for $21,510.00 on June 25th, 2011

A Chinese Carved Coral Figural Group of Two Beauties, the elegantly attired figures carved standing upon a flowering prunus branch with frolicking rabbits at their feet, one figure with a bottle vase clasped to her breast with a phoenix amid ruyi clouds above her high chignon, the other figure with a large peach spray, height 8 1/8 in., width 5 7/8 in., mounted on a reticulated carved wood stand, overall height 9 7/8 in. Sold for $20,910.00 on April 16th, 2011



Le Pho (Vietnamese/French, 1907‑2001), "Fleurs", oil on canvas, signed "Le Pho" and again in Chinese lower right, inscribed with title and "Wally F, New York 28397", "Wally F. Galleries, New York" label and hanging tag with artist and title, and "Maison Franco, Materiel a Fournitures pour les Beaux‑Arts, Nice" stamp en verso, 29 in. x 21 1/2 in., framed. Sold on April 22, 2017 for $20,740.00

Chinese Iron Red Decorated Cizhou Pottery Vase, probably Song Dynasty (960 1279), decorated with flowering peonies, h. 6 1/4 in. Sold for $20,315.00 on June 27, 2015.

A Chinese Yellow Jade Vase and Cover, Qianlong mark but probably 19th c., flattened baluster body relief carved with stylized lotus and chrysanthemum scrolls to the front and back sides; the waisted neck with pendant leaf tips along the rectangular rim, the sides carved with reticulated leafy chrysanthemum spray handles suspending loose rings; the mounded rectangular cover relief carved with stylized leaf sprays to the front and back, the sides carved with reticulated scroll handles, the top surmounted by a waisted coffer-form finial surmounted by a chrysanthemum head; recessed base with incised Qianlong mark, height 11 in. Sold for $19,717.50 on September 15th, 2012.

Large Chinese Bronze Censer, waisted neck, globular body with upright scroll handles, lion's mask feet, elaborately relief cast with dragons pursuing flaming pearls, apocryphal Qianlong mark, h. 17 3/4 in., w. 19 1/4 in., carved marble stand, overall h. 22 3/4 in.  Sold on September 12, 2015 for $19,600.

Le Pho (Vietnamese/French, 1907-2001), "Woman with a Vase of Yellow Flowers", oil on canvas, signed "Le Pho" lower right and signed again in Chinese lower right, inscribed on stretcher "Findlay Chicago", 28 3/4 in. x 21 1/2 in., framed. Sold for $19,520.00 on April 25, 2014.

 

Pair of Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Rouleau Vases, probably 19th c., decorated with bird on branch panels, bases with artemisia leaf marks, h. 21 1/2 in., wood stands, overall h. 24 1/4 in. Sold for $19,120.00 on April 17, 2015.

A Chinese Polychrome Decorated Ivory Figure of the 'Thousand Arm Guanyin', carved seated in dhyanasana upon a waisted lotus base wearing a crown of many heads and having multiple arms holding various symbolic Buddhist objects including a rendition of the seated Buddha, the central primary arms raised to the chest in namaskara mudra, height 20 in., wood stand. Sold for $19,120.00 on September 15th, 2012.

A True Pair of Antique Chinese Famille Verte Porcelain Rouleau Vases, each decorated in mirror image of the other with a continuous figural scene within and without a courtyard pavilion, now mounted as lamps with wiring attached to the exterior, vase height 17 1/2 in. Sold for $18,800.00 on June 27th, 2009.

A Set of Four Chinese Polychrome Porcelain Inset Carved Wood Wall Hangings, probably Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), each rectangular panel with three tiles decorated with seasonal landscapes, figures and animals, each height 41 3/8 in., width 13 1/2 in., (4 pcs.) Sold for $18,450.00 on November 21, 2014.

Chinese School, probably 20th c., "Folio of Paintings and Calligraphy", incl. 12 paintings and 4 calligraphies, ink and ink and color on paper, variously inscribed and sealed, 11 1/4 in. x 14 3/4 in. to 11 1/4 in. x 15 1/2 in. (16 pcs.) Sold on February 11, 2017 for $18,300.00

A Chinese Kesi Dragon Robe, early-to-mid 19th c., finely woven in the split weave technique with nine five-clawed dragons and flaming pearls above a terrestrial diagram and lishui stripe at the hem amid ruyi cloud clusters interspersed with bats clutching double peach sprays and wan emblems, picked out in various colors on an apricot yellow ground, the lapel and collar woven in split weave with further dragons, bats, and auspicious emblems on a midnight blue ground, height 37 in., width 56 in. Sold for $17,080.00 on February 12th, 2011

A Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Rouleau Vase, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), decorated with a continuous lakeside scene with scholars and boatmen, base with leaf mark, Sotheby's lot tag, height 17 1/2 in. Sold for $17,327.50 on September14th, 2013.

Chinese Bronze Tripod Censer, probably early Qing Dynasty (1644‑1911), bombe body with upright loop handles, base with Xuande mark, h. 3 in., dia. 5 1/2 in. Sold on April 22, 2017 for $17,080.00

A Chinese Famille Verte Porcelain Inset Carved Wood Table Screen, probably 19th c., the framed porcelain panel finely painted with a lone horseback traveler on a cliffside path set along a river with a village in the background, inscribed and sealed upper middle, raised on a carved wood stand, porcelain sight 14 1/2 in. x 9 3/4 in., overall height 29 1/4 in., width 18 in. Sold for $16,730.00 on July 17th, 2010.

A Fine Carved Chinese Ivory River Scene, 20th c., intricately carved throughout to depict a flowing river, a rocky bank issuing fruit-laden trees, and three flat bottom river boats laden with harvest being pulled up river by female figures, height 10 in., length 31 1/4 in. Note: Some restorations, presented on a fitted carved wood stand within a Queen Anne style two-piece vitrine (lacking glass), vitrine height 47 1/2 in., width 42 1/4 in., depth 19 3/4 in. Sold for $14,687.00 on June 27th, 2009.

A Rare Continental Modeled and Polychrome-Decorated Terracotta Figure of a Chinese Gentleman, 19th c., probably Piedmontese, the smiling upright figure wearing a finely detailed cloak over a pleated and painted robe, holding a scarf in his left hand, lacking right hand, height 51 1/2 in., width 20 in., depth 12 in. Sold for $14,687.00 on February 23rd, 2008.

A Monumental Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Bowl, Qing Dynasty, 19th c., Canton, the interior and exterior painted in vibrant enamels with alternating panels enclosing bird-and-flower designs and courtyard figural scenes, reserved on a gilt ground densely painted with butterflies and flowers, inscription on stone marker within one reserve panel, height 9 in., diameter 23 1/2 in. Sold for $14,400.00 on September 12th, 2009.

A Korean White Glazed Jar, probably 19th c., bulbous body with narrow foot and thin lip rim, overall even blueish white glaze, height 11 1/2 in. Sold for $14,340.00 on May 4th, 2013.

A Chinese Export Blue and White Porcelain Covered Cistern, probably Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), rectangular body with molded corners and mythical beast-and-fixed-ring handles on integral four footed base relief molded with archaistic motifs repeated at the overhanging top, sloping cover surmounted by a qilin figure, flat back pierced with a "cash" roundel, metal tap, height 24 in., width 11 in. Note: Restoration.  Sold for $13,742.50 on June 28, 2014.

A Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Bottle Vase, Guangxu Period, late 19th c., the globular body with a broad band of composite foliate scroll above petal lappets, the molded shoulder with a foliate scroll band above pendant ruyi heads, the neck with a key fret band beneath tall upright leaves, the flared mouth with a wave border above pendant ruyi heads, the foot encircled by a classic scroll, base with six character Guangxu (1875-1908) mark in underglaze blue, height 15 1/4 in. Note: Restoration to rim. Sold for $13.420.00 on April 16th, 2011

A Massive Antique Chinese Carved Hardwood Console Table, late 19th c., serpentine top inset with rouge marble and lotus carved molding; reticulated apron carved with clouds, grape boughs and centered by a cartouche of three scholarly figures; supports robustly carved with dragons and lotus blossoms, cabriole legs ending in dragon masques and scrolls on bun feet, height 32 in., width 54 in., depth 26 in. Note: Lacking stretchers. Sold for $12,300.00 on July 17th, 2010.

A Chinese Coral Figural Group of the He He Erxian Twins, two distinct forking branches carved with the figure of a young boy grasping the trunk of an old gnarled peach tree beside a larger branch carved as a leafy trunk with exotic birds, peaches and flowers, height 5 3/4 in., width 7 1/4 in., wood stand, overall height 7 1/4 in. Sold for $11,352.50 on November 21, 2014.

Chinese Partial Glazed Pottery Figure of a Foreign Equestrian, probably Tang Dynasty (618-906), male rider seated on a Ferghana horse standing foursquare with slightly turned head, h. 17 in., l. 14 1/2 in. Sold for $9,840.00 on June 27, 2015.

Small Chinese Inscribed Bronze Votive Figure, probably Tang Dynasty (618 907) or earlier, modeled with crown and robes standing before a mandorla on mounded base set on inscribed corner leg square platform, h. 5 1/2 in. Sold for $7,687.00 on June 27, 2015.

Chinese Famille Verte Porcelain Charger, probably 17th c., decorated with figures in a garden, base with Chenghua mark, "Adriaans" label, h. 2 1/2 in., dia. 13 5/8 in. Sold for $7,687.00 on June 27, 2015.

Chinese Pottery Figure of a Foreign Archer on Horseback, probably Tang Dynasty (618 907), helmeted figure holding a quiver, h. 12 3/8 in.; Oxford and Daybreak Thermoluminescence Reports. Sold for $6,765.00 on June 27, 2015.

Chinese Pottery Figure of a Kneeling Female Musician, probably Tang Dynasty (618 907), wearing long robes playing cymbals, h. 7 in. Sold for $6,273.00 on June 27, 2015.

Chinese Bronze Beaker Vase, probably Shang Dynasty (1525 1028 BCE), slender body rising from splayed base to flared rim, h. 12 1/4 in., Sold for $6,150.00 on June 27, 2015.

Two Small Chinese Gilt Bronze Buddhist Figures, probably Tang Dynasty (618 907), first standing, cylindrical base, pierced rectangular platform, h. 3 7/8 in; second seated before a mandorla, tiered base, pierced rectangular platform, h. 3 1/4 in., (2 pcs.) Sold for $6,150.00 on June 27, 2015.

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