HIGH QUALITY DANISH NEOLITHIC SILEX AXE, DATING TO THE TIME OF THE GREAT BURIEL MOUNTS, mid 4TH. MILLENIUM BC
The type is of the common thin-butted type of axes popular around 3500 BC. This specimen is not as large as they can be but still a massive axe, 183 mm. long and nearly 80 mm. wide. The axe weighs 750-800 grams. The fine symethri w ...click for details
Rare seal box for the storage of two stamp seals and seal wax, carved in green and brown jade, Qing Dynasty, likely 19th. century
One of the absolutely finest quality jade objects we've ever handled. The box is carved in a terrific stone, very beautiful in hand. The bottom and lid fits perfectly and the whole box is completely symethri ...click for details
RARE SET OF TWO MATCHING JADE BRUSHRESTS, QING DYNASTY, LATE 19TH. CENTURY
Pair of two matching brushrests, each engraved with 5 different figures holding flowers and animals. All in all 10 different figures likely with some symbolic or religious meaning. The two brushrests are carved from the same fine nephrite jade piece and surely made ...click for details
AN IMPORTANT CHINESE JADE VESSEL, LIKELY DATING LATE QING-EARLY REPUBLIC
The vessel in superb archaistic style, carved in one piece of stone as a three legged mythical beast with a birds head. The beast is decorated with fine scrolls and there a ring hanging from it's head. The small lid also decorated.
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AN IMPORTANT LARGE CHINESE JADE VESSEL, DATING QING-EARLY REPUBLIC
The vessel in superb archaistic style, carved in one piece of stone, showing one mythical beast and another as handle on top. Both creatures very fierce looking with sharp teeth. The lower beast is decorated with fine scrolls and there a ring hanging from his beard. ...click for details
A STUNNING BRUSH WASHER CARVED IN ONE PIECE OF FINE AGATE STONE, UNUSUALLY LARGE AND ORNATE, Qing Dynasty, late 19th. century or early republic period.
This brush washer is huge and massive and is carved out of an exceptionally coloured agate stone. The vessel, which is likely a very large brushwasher, resamples a Pine tree with many fine ...click for details