Rare antique Chinese jade bangle likely from the Liao or Xixia, which was about 1000 AC.
The jade with dark spots are typical of that period, which jade material is hard to find today.
The bangle is decorated with eight horses and some characters. The characters looks like ancient Chinese
but can not be read. Liao and XiXia used characters, which looked like Chinese, but were not Chinese.
The horses were walking, running, rolling.....
A very rare white jade carving of a boy flying above clouds and holding Ruyi flower above him. The carving was from Yuan-Ming period. The boy's face is delicately engraved in a fine low relief, giving him broadened features and wide, bulging cheeks. His hair is tied with ribbons in very well engraved bunches.
Published on 'Emperor, Scholar, Artisan, Monk' by Paul Moss. 1984, no. 89.
A charming and beautifully carved white jade wrist rest from Chinese Kangxi period, 17-18th century. This scholar's wrist rest carved with a typical scene of Kangxi period as a deer standing under the pine trees, which indicates the scholar's pursuing spiritual life of complete resting in the nature.
Jade Size: 9.3 cm x 4.5 cm. On stand 3.3 cm tall. Comes with a hardwood stand. Very good condition with no damage.
A beautiful white jade plaque with poem on one side and landscape on the other. From Mid Qing dynasty possibly 18th century. The story of this plaque is the famous scholar Sushi from the Song Dynasty visit the Red Cliff 夜 游 赤 壁 子 刚 牌. Size:6cm x 4 cm. Good condition.
Old (Republic period) Chinese celadon jade water coupe, shaped as lotus flower, carved with frog and turtle. Excellent condition. Size: 3.5"(9cm)wide, 2 3/8"(6cm) tall.
An interesting antique carved jade artwork, the carver skilfully utilized the natural color of the jade stone, and carved as a duck caught a fish in his mouth.
This is an unusual Chinese jade belt hook from the 16th Century Ming Dynasty. The shape of this belt hook is after the elegant style of Han dynasty 2,000 years ago. 6" long. Good condition.
A very fine white jade pebble plaque delicately carved with sixteen magpie birds flying through plum blossom. Beautiful jade skin color. Size 10.2 x 9cm.
A fine Chinese white jade Qing from Qing dynasty. Beautiful shape with simple elegant decorations. Length 21.8 cm.
A rare red jadeite belt hook from the 19th Century Chinese Qing Dynasty. Natural color of the jadeite skin. Body carved with a dragon looking back at its child dragon. Vivid and detailed.
Length: 9.5 cm. Excellent condition.
A very lovely and fine natural green jadeite pendant (PEI) carved in the shape of bamboo with a bat from the 19th century China. Bamboo pendant(PEI) means: Growing up step by step ("Jie Jie Gao Shen"). The color of this piece of jadeite is all natural without any artificial color enhancement. The bottom kept the natural jadeite skin. Cleverly carved a very small hole on the top stem for hanging chain. Excellent condition...
This is a snuff bottle carved from a solid piece of precious Burma red ruby. The ruby is very hard to be carved. Comes with Jadeite stopper. Burma ruby was much more rare in Qing dynasty than today. It was made for someone with high social status and wealth. Height: 6.5 cm. Weight: 77 gram. Good condition with no damage.
This is a fine jade belt hook from the Ming Dynasty China.
Size: 9.3 cm
Condition: In general good condition. Small chip to one end and a small fissure.
A beautiful carved dadeite double vases for Chinese scholar table's display. Small, exquisite, and with scholar's taste. Both carved with Taotie masks on front and back of the body. Tall vase has two loose rings on the shoulder. Both top covers are removable. The stand on the bottom carved from the whold piece of the jadeite. Height: 4.75" or 12cm. Excellent condition with no damage.
Antique Chinese carved white jade belt hook from the 19th century. Beautifully carved with dragon head. Good conidtion with usage wear. Small scrach at the tail end as shown in the photos. Size is 4" long. The stand is not included.
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...
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...
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 sculpture carving of buddhism...