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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1092171 (stock #1092171)
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Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Height: 4.46 in. (11.3 cm.)

A yellowish and brown jade archaistic vessel finely carved in the form of a rhyton cup with three crawling qilong, one of them forming a handle, the body finely incised with stylized archaic patterns.

Ref. 1092171

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1091656 (stock #1091656)
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Qing dynasty 1644-1911
Length: 6.15 in. (15.6 cm.)

A white jade carving with slight russet inclusions on the top and bottom, depicting a “fish dragon” with details finely carved.

Ref. 1091656

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1091651 (stock #1091651)
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Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Height: 4.77 in. (12.1 cm.)

A cup carved from a jade pebble of greenish color with russet inclusions and slight veining to one side, the vessel formed by lotus leaves tied together with lotus flowers, pod, arrowhead and reeds, a duck and dragonfly carved on the side.

Ref. 1091651

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1800 item #1042189 (stock #1042189)
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$3,500.00
Qing dynasty, 18th century
Height: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm.)
Width: 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm.)
Thickness: 3/16 of an inch (4 mm.)

Similarly carved on both side with a boy and bat standing on a dragon-fish.

Ref. 1042189

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1700 item #1042184 (stock #1042184)
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Ming dynasty, 1368 - 1644
Height: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm.)
Width: 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm.)
Thickness: 3/8 of an inch (9 mm.)

Of tear-form carved through with sprays of chrysanthemums.

Ref. 1042184

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1042171 (stock #1042171)
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Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th century
Length: 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm.)
Width: 1 7/8 in. (4.7 cm.)
Thickness: 1/2 of an inch. (1.2 cm.)

Of oval form, carved in low relief on the front with an old man and a bat beneath a pine-tree.

Ref. 1042171

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1042156 (stock #1042156)
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Late Qing dynasty to Republic Period,
19th / 20th century
Height: 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm.)
Width: 1 7/8 in. (4.9 cm.)
Thickness: 3/8 on an inch (1.0 cm.)

Carved on one side with a seated Buddha and pinetree, the reverse inscribed with four-characters.

Ref. 1042156

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1042154 (stock #1042154)
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20th century
Height: 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.)
Width: 1 5/8 in. (4.3 cm.)
Thickness: 1/4 of an inch (7 mm.)

Of rectangular form, carved on one side with figures in a boat, the reverse with a poem.

Ref. 1042154

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1040845 (stock #1040845)
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Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th century
Height: 2 3/4 in. (6.9 cm.)
Length: 4 1/8 in. ( 10.6 cm.)
Thickness: 1/8 of an inch ( 4 mm.)

Carved in openwork and low relief with a boy riding a dragon-fish.

Ref. 1040845

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1800 item #1014140 (stock #1014140)
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Qing dynasty, 18th century
Length: 5 3/4 in. (15 cm.)

Carved from pale yellowish celadon nephrite with stained highlights, the elephant standing with its head turned inward, a young boy standing on the side and holding a branch of peonies, the pachyderme wearing celebration armour with a large carpet on its back decorated on the front with two bats hovering over a peachtree and on the back with a similiar scene but with peonies instead of peaches, a young boy is standing atop the elephant back and grabbing a berry from a large sacred lily growing from a large vase.

This carving is rich in symbols: a boy riding an elephant is a representation of good fortune, while an elephant carrying a large vase is a sign a peace. The elephant carrying a vase with sacred lilies (Rhodea japonica) is a popular New Year symbol. The bats and peaches are sinonymous with blessings and longevity.

Provenance:
A Texas Collection
Manheim Galleries, New Orleans, (purchased prior to 1964)

Ref. 1014140

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1014125 (stock #1014125)
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Late 19th to early 20th century
Length: 2 7/8 in. (without stand)
Width: 9/16 of an inch (without stand)
Height: 5/8 of an inch (without stand)

Of the usual form with a two-horn dragon head, carved from white mottled jadeite, the upper section of bright russet color. Together with a fitted wooden stand.

Provenance: Joseph F. Lizzadro, Sr. Collection

Ref. 1014125

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1800 item #1014120 (stock #1014120)
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Late Ming to early Qing dynasty, 17th to 18th century
Length: 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.)

The water buffalo seated in a reclining position, carved from a large pebble of nephrite of pale celadon green color with some inclusions and russet skin on the back.

Provenance: N.Y. Collector

Ref. 1014120

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1800 item #1012639 (stock #1012639)
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Qing dynasty, 17th to 18th century
Length: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm.)
Width: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm.)
Height: 1 3/8 in. (3.4 cm.)

The small box jade is undecorated and mounted on four small feet, together with a flush-fitted cover finely incised with a raised decor depicting a two bats hovering over a large lotus flower and leaves growing from water, with a mountain in the back.

Provenance: John Meengs Collection

Condition: Very good, with some minute chipping to the feet.

Ref. 1012639

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #860289 (stock #860289)
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Neolithic period, Liangzhu Culture, 3,400 – 2,250 BC
Height: 2 3/8 in (6.1 cm)
Width: 2 ½ in (6.5 cm)

A smaller jade cong drilled from both sides, of dark grayish-green stone with lighter color inclusions with faces carved at each corner.

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Works of Art (2009), cat. no. 112

Ref. 860289

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1800 item #858490 (stock #858490 )
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Qing dynasty, 17th to 18th century
Height: 2 ¾ in (7 cm)
Thickness: 1/8 in (5 mm)

An exquisitely carved nephrite pendant of a ceremonial axe surmounted by an archaic kui dragon, with the end of the body going through the slot in the axe, which is carved on both sides. The axe itself is decorated with archaistic “C” scrolls and a taotie mask.

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Works of Art (2009), cat. no. 21

Ref. 858490

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1700 item #858235 (stock #858235)
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$28,000.00
Ming dynasty, 16th century
Length: 3 7/8 in (9.8 cm)
Height: 1 ¼ in (3.1 cm)

This forcefully carved nephrite beast astounds with its almost saurian head, and its attributes may best fit those of the lesser known xiezhai, a creature described as having a dog-like head, a mane over the shoulders and the body, the paws and tail of a Buddhist lion. Flames often surround the porcelain representations of this beast, and it is common to see the same flames along the hocks, as is the case here. Also typical is the knobby spine that resembles that of the qilin. This fierce creature was able to distinguish between good and evil, between lies and truths; evil-doers and liars faced being devoured by the xiezhai.

This is a rare subject in jade carving, and even rarer to see a xiezhai cub. For a description of this beast and its attributes, see Michael Buttler et al, Treasures from an Unknown Reign, Shunzhi Porcelain, 1644–1661 (Alexandria, Virginia: 2002), pp. 104-105.

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Works of Art (2009), cat. no. 9

Ref. 858235

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #788851 (stock #788851)
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Qing dynasty - 19th century
Length: 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.)

Of consistent greenish-white nephrite, the shaft is smooth and tapered, with the head carved with prunus and foliage. Together with a museum-style black stand.

Ref. 788851