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Pair of Chinese White Jade Bowls, 19th CenturyDiameter 6 7/8 inches. From the Collection of Jerome M. and Rhoda S. Fischer. Estimate $30,000-50,000. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

NEW YORK, NY.- Doyle New York’s Asian Works of Art auction on Monday, September 15 at 10am presents the arts of China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia dating from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Offerings include jade, porcelain, pottery, bronzes, scholar’s objects, screens, snuff bottles, furniture and paintings. 

Chinese jades in the sale are highlighted by two lots from the Collection of Jerome M. and Rhoda S. Fischer. These include a pair of 19th century white jade bowls of chrysanthemum shape, diameter 6 7/8 inches (est. $30,000-50,000) and a pair of 18th century light celadon jade cups, diameter 4 1/2 inches (est. $25,000-35,000). From El Morocco: The John Perona Collection are a late 18th century celadon jade Lingzhi Fungus vase, height 7 inches, width 10 inches (est. $15,000-25,000), and a 19th century yellowish-green jade covered censer, height 6 1/2 inches (est. $12,000-18,000). 

Pair of Chinese White Jade Bowls, 19th Century

Pair of Chinese White Jade Bowls, 19th CenturyDiameter 6 7/8 inches. From the Collection of Jerome M. and Rhoda S. Fischer. Estimate $30,000-50,000Photo courtesy Doyle New York

Each of chrysanthemum shape, the deep form carved in low relief with overlapping petals all set on a low foot rim, the semi-translucent stone an even tone with lighter striations.

Pair of Chinese Light Celadon Jade Cups, 18th Century, diameter 4 1/2 inches. From the Collection of Jerome M. and Rhoda S. Fischer. Estimate: $25,000-35,000. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

Each raised on a low foot rim, the deep sides gently flared to the rim, the stone an even semi-translucent tone, each sitting on a fitted hardwood stand carved in the form of a blossoming flower.

Chinese Celadon Jade Lingzhi Fungus Vase, Late 18th century. Height 7 inches, width 10 inches. El Morocco: The John Perona Collectio . Estimate $15,000-25,000. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

The gnarled root issuing multiple fungus heads, each with a scrolling top, the central deep tapered vase with a scroll-form rim, inscribed below with a four-character mark reading Yan Nian Fu Fui, Longevity; riches, wealth, honor, and nobility, the stone an even light green gray, carved wood base.

Chinese Yellowish-Green Jade Covered Censer, 19th Century. Height 6 1/2 inches. El Morocco: The John Perona Collection. Estimate $12,000-18,000. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

The compressed globular body supported on three pad feet emanating from mythical animal masks, rising to a waisted neck below a lipped mouth, the exterior carved in low relief with archaistic taotie masks, flanked by animal head handles suspending loose rings, the domed cover with repeated taotie mask design, surmounted by a reticulated peony blossom finial, the stone with strong yellow undertones and scattered milky-white flecks and spinach green inclusions, fitted carved wood stand.

Bronzes in the sale feature a 18th/19th century Tibetan gilt and pigment painted bronze Yama Dharmaraja depicting the Lord of Death astride a buffalo crushing a prostate figure on a lotus base, height 23 inches (est. $50,000-70,000). 

Tibetan Gilt and Pigment Painted Bronze Yama Dharmaraja, 18th-19th Century. Height 23 inches. Estimate $50,000-70,000. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

The Lord of Death astride a buffalo crushing a prostate figure on a lotus base, the fierce bull’s head with wild red hair and upright horns adorned with a scull crown, the body adorned with beaded necklaces, arm bands and anklets, with a garland of severed heads draped over the shoulders, his consort Chamundi, reaching up his left side offering a skull cup.
Exhibited: Rubin Museum of Tibetan Art, New York, NY, Spring 2010-Fall 2010

Screens include a 19th century Chinese inlaid red lacquer six-panel screen inlaid with hardstones, jade, cloisonne and wood ‘antiques’, height 77 inches, width of each panel 18 inches (est. $30,000-50,000). 

Chinese Inlaid Red Lacquer Six-Panel Screen, 19th Century. Height 77 inches, width of each panel 18 inches. Estimate $30,000-50,000. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

Each panel of vertical form inlaid with hardstones, jade, cloisonne and wood ‘antiques’, archaic vases with flowers and scholars’ objects set onto elaborate stands, all on a diaper field between fruiting pomegranate panels at the top and panels depicting vases with flowers below, the frame with dragon and floral cartouches on a diaper ground, the reverse with landscape scenes below stylized scroll panels and above roundels of phoenix and dragon all in gold and color on a black lacquer ground. 

Chinese porcelains feature an 18th/19th century blue glazed porcelain vase, height 18 1/2 inches, with provenance of Joseph Ives Limantour, thence by descent (est. $20,000-30,000). Limantour (1812-1885) was a French seaman whose ship was stranded off the island of Yerbabuena in the San Francisco Bay in 1841. Brigadier General Manuel Micheltorena, rescued the ship and its contents, including this vase. Limantour eventually purchased what was to become half the land that San Francisco sits on today. He had two sons, Jose Ives Limantour who became the Secretary of Finance for Mexico from 1893-1911 and Julio Limantoura, a prominent Mexican businessman, statesman and diplomat. 

Chinese Blue Glazed Porcelain Vase, 18th-19th century. Height 18 1/2 inches. Estimate $20,000-30,000. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

The globular-shaped body rising to a tall cylindrical neck, covered overall in a deep blue, the interior of the neck and the recessed base glazed in white, unglazed foot rim.
Provenance: Joseph Ives Limantour (1812-1885) and thence by decent. Joseph Ives Limantour was a French seaman whose ship was stranded off the island of Yerbabuena in the San Francisco Bay in 1841. Brigadier General Manuel Micheltorena, rescued the ship and its contents, including this vase. Being a true visionary, Limantour saw the uniqueness of the San Francisco bay area and purchased what was to become half the land that San Francisco sits on today. Limantour had two sons, Jose Ives Limantour who became the Secretary of Finance for Mexico from 1893-1911 and Julio Limantoura, a prominent Mexican businessman, statesman and diplomat. 

Other noteworthy offerings include a Chinese agarwood sceptre from the Qing Dynasty, length 17 1/2 inches (est. $15,000-25,000) and a Chinese white jade and zitan table screen, height 10 1/2 inches (est. $15,000-25,000). The selection of Chinese textiles features a 19th century silk dragon panel, length 200 inches, width 102 inches (est. $10,000-15,000). 

Chinese Agarwood Wood Sceptre, Qing Dynasty.  Length 17 1/2 inches. Estimate $15,000-25,000. Photo courtesy Doyle New York

Intricately carved as a fruiting gourd vine, the gnarled trunk carved in high relief with thinly curled tendrils and a multitude of double gourds, with silk cord and tassel attached.

The public is invited to the exhibition on view at Doyle New York from September 12 through 14. Doyle New York is located at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan. The Internet catalogue may be viewed at Doyle.com.