A pair of rare earrings from Chinese Ming Period. They are made of solid gold and high quality of white jade in gourd shape, which is one of the typical Ming dynasty earrings style.
Condition: very good condition for the period.
Qing Dynasty (18th - 19th century)
Of celadon jade with some russet inclusion on the back, carved in five smiling boys playing & carrying with lotus and lingzhi. Also Vivid carved with one boy in the middle holding another boy's pigtail. In Chinese mythology, the happy five boys (Wu Zi Deng Ke) is symbolized in happy and good withes for family life. Item comes with a fitted wood stand. ...click for details
A very fine near mutton fat nephrite jade pebble elephant, 18th century. Even greenish white color. Condition: Excellent. No damage. Natural fissure on the bottom. Size: 2 3/4"(L) X 1 3/4"(H) X 1 5/8"(W), or 7 cm X 4.5 cm X 4 cm. Weight: 192g.
This is a rare Chinese silk archers’ ring holder from the imperial work shop, Qing dynasty (18 century). One side showing a figure from opera, and the other side showing a boy walking on cloud. Excellent craftsmanship. Similar style archers’ ring holder can be seen in the Palace Museum in Beijing.
Size: 4" cylinder height
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Chinese jade bracelet bangle with two dragon chasing a pearl. Ming Dynasty, 16/17th century. Fine light-greenish white jade well carved with a lot of details showing the typical carving techniques of late Ming period.
The motif of two dragon chasing a flaming pearl has a long history in China dating back over 2,000 years. It was originated with dragon-lantern dance praying to Heaven for rain and good harvest. It late ...click for details
A large and attractive soapstone carving standing Guanyin holding a lotus spray and accompanied by a phonix, standing on the lotus base, 19th century. The carving is in one piece including the lotus base, and fixed to a fitted woodstand. 13.5" tall with the stand.
The sculpture depicts vividly in different angles, and gives you peaceful and graceful feelings. The Guanyin's facial carving has the influence of ...click for details
c1910-20, Chinese hand crafted precious gemstone bracelet decorated with (3) untreated apple green Jadeite, (1) Amethyst, (1) Tourmaline. All gemstones are at rare high quality and untreated. Beautiful, unique and in good condition. Nice filigree silver work, gold washed. Marked: Silver. Total Length: 7" (18cm). Weight: 49 g.
This white jade wine cup is from the Chinese Ming dynasty. It is called chrysanthemum cup ("Ju Hua Bei" in Chinese) which was used on September 9 of Luna calender each year. It is a rare form with a pair of extra large flower handles. Originally large gem stones possibaly were mounted on the top of each handles. Someone may mistaken this kind of chrysanthemum cup as Mogul style from the later Qing dynasty. This cup is actually a typical Ming cup based on the cutting, polishing techniqu ...click for details
Jadeite in Chinese is called "Fei Cui". Originally, Fei is refer to color of a red bird and Cui is green color bird. In real world, true red color jadeite is rare. What people call red jadeite is mostly brown or light brown. To have untreated natural jadeite with red and green color together in one piece is more rare.
This colorful piece is a fine and beautiful Chinese natural untreated red & green jad ...click for details
A very finly carved and beautifully shaped antique Chinese jadeite snuff bottle, 19th century. Jadeite is regarded as a very precious gemstone in asia, even more precious than jade. Due to its hardness (7) and fragility, rarely to see the jadeite snuff bottle with complicated carvings. This bottle is in flattened rectangular form with rounded shoulders extending to a cylindrical neck, supported on a raised foot with recessed base. The bottle is well hollowed and of even colour with apple green c ...click for details
A beautiful and large Chinese cloisonné enameled box with 5 old jade plaques mounted on the cover. Decorated groups of big lions and baby lions playing, which are called"Tai Shi Shao Shi". It means good fortune passing down from generation to generation. The four smaller jade plaques are carved with children figures. Four Children in Chinese implies "Sihai", which implies anywhere in the world. The center jade piece is a beautifully carved butterfly. Butterfly is a symbol of ...click for details
This is a Late Ming - early Qing period white jade plaque, carved with an old Chinese love story "Que Qiao Shiang Hui". The subject on this piece is rare. It's a very famous Chinese folk love story, which named the Chinese Valentine's Day - Double Seven Festival: In the evening of seventh day of lunar seventh month, also called Lover's Festival - Traditional Chinese Valentine's Day, when Cowherd and Weaving Maid (NiuLang ZhiNiu) are allowed by the Jade Emperor of the He ...click for details