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The following are examples of the terminology used in this catalog. Please note that all statements and terms in this catalogue are subject to the provisions of the Conditions of Sale and that the Galleries and Consignor make no warranties or representations with respect to any lot.

Authorship

Wang Hui
The piece is, in our opinion, a work of the artist.

Attributed to Wang Hui
The piece is, in our opinion, from the period of the artist and possibly by his hand.

School of Wang Hui
The piece is, in our opinion, in the style of the artist, possibly of a later period.

After Wang Hui
The piece is, in our opinion, a copy done in the spirit of the artist.

"Signed"
The piece has a signature which, in our opinion, is that of the artist.

"Bearing the signature of" or "inscribed"
The piece has a signature which, in our opinion, might be spurious or that of a later follower of the artist.

Ceramics/Porcelains

Famille Verte Ovoid Vase
Kangxi Mark and Period
When the piece is, in our opinion, a work of that period, reign or dynasty and marked as such, the date appears in italics below the bold description.

Famille Verte Ovoid Vase

Kangxi Period
When the piece is, in our opinion, a work of that period, reign or dynasty, the date appears in italics below the bold description.

The following phonetic chart is provided as a pronunciation aid.

Phonetics of the Pinyin and Wade-Giles systems
Initials syllables:
Pinyin ........................................................................Wade-Giles
b.................................................................................................p
p................................................................................................p’
d..................................................................................................t
t .................................................................................................t’
g .................................................................................................k
k .................................................................................................k
zh..............................................................................................ch
k ...............................................................................................ch
ch ............................................................................................ch’
q ..............................................................................................ch’
z............................................................................................ts, tz
c ..........................................................................................ts’ tz’
r...................................................................................................j
x ...............................................................................................hs

Final syllables:
Pinyin ........................................................................Wade-Giles
an.............................................................................................en
e.................................................................................................o
i .................................................................................................ih
i ......................................................................................u(si/ssu)
ie .............................................................................................ieh
ong.........................................................................................ung
ue...........................................................................................ueh
ui .............................................................................................uei
uo...............................................................................................o
yi .................................................................................................i
YOU.........................................................................................YU
YU ...........................................................................................YU

No Guarantee of Authenticity for Chinese Paintings
Current scholarship in the field of Chinese paintings does not permit unqualified statements as to Authorship or date of execution. The limited right of rescission contained in Paragraph 9 of the Conditions of Sale does not apply to Chinese paintings. Nonetheless, if within twenty-one days of the sale of any such lot, the original purchaser gives written notice to Chatelaine's Antiques that the lot is a forgery and if within fourteen days after giving such notice, the original purchaser returns the lot to us in the same condition as at the time of sale and demonstrates to our satisfaction that the lot is a forgery, Chatelaine's Antiques will rescind the sale and refund the purchase price received. For this purpose a ‘forgery’ is defined as a work created with intent to deceive.

No Guarantee of Authenticity for Japanese and Korean Paintings
Current scholarship in the field of Japanese and Korean paintings does not permit unqualified statements as to Authorship or date of execution. The limited right of rescission contained in Paragraph 9 of the Conditions of Sale does not apply to Japanese and Korean paintings. Nonetheless, if within twenty-one days of the sale of any such lot, the original purchaser gives written notice to Chatelaine's Antiques that the lot is a forgery and if within fourteen days after giving such notice, the original purchaser returns the lot to us in the same condition as at the time of sale and demonstrates to our satisfaction that the lot is a forgery, Chatelaine's Antiques will rescind the sale and refund the purchase price received. For this purpose a ‘forgery’ is defined as a work created with intent to deceive.

Notice to all Buyers
Comments in the catalog descriptions about condition are general in nature and are subject to the "as is" clause in our Conditions of Sale printed in this catalog. Condition reports are available upon request from the Asian Department and are strongly recommended for all buyers who cannot view the property in person.

Certain property sold at auction may be subject to the provisions of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 and the California Endangered Species Act of 1984. Although licenses can be obtained to export some items which are the subject of these laws, other items may not be exported (such as items containing whalebone), and some property may not be resold in the United States.

Upon request, Chatelaine's Antiques is willing to assist a purchaser in attempting to obtain appropriate licenses. However, there is no assurance that an export license can be obtained. Chatelaine's Antiques will charge a minimum fee of $50 per item if it is able to obtain an export license.

 

 

 

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