A superb quality jade ornament plaque, Qing Dynasty or earlier.
An openwork jade ornamental plaque, carved as a dragon with it's heads turned back in the Han/Ming archaistic Style. The ornament is carved out of a terrific white jade stone with darker markings. The carving is sharp and well executed.
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AN UNUSUAL PAIR OF CELADON JADE CARVINGS, IN THE SHAPE OF BALLS, LIKELY 19TH.-20TH. CENTURY OR EARLIER
A pair of highly unusual large jade nephrite balls carved with a mythical beast going all around each ball. One can see the face with open jaws, eyebrows and flat nose (lioness) following it round, one can see the spine and ending in a l ...click for details
A SUPERB WHITE JADE CARVING WITH BROWN MARKINGS, CHINESE, LIKELY 17TH.-18TH. CENTURY OR EARLIER
A wonderful jade carving depicting a man lying inside a large leaf, as if holding on, perhaps he is sailing on the leaf. Inside the leaf a beetle or insect and a yin-yan symbol.
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AN ARTFUL WHITE JADE CARVING WITH BROWN MARKINGS, CHINESE, LIKELY 17TH.-18TH. CENTURY OR EARLIER
This very accomplished jade carving depicts a man lying inside a large leaf, as if holding on, perhaps he is sailing on the leaf. The details and the beauty of the stone itself makes this jade piece very special. ...click for details
HIGHLY IMPORTANT MASSIVE CYLINDER SEAL IN BEIGE-WHITE HARDSTONE, MESOPOTAMIA, LATE JEMDET NASR PERIOD, CA. 2800 BC.
With it's huge size (37 mm. (tall) and 23 mm. wide) a very impressive seal in hand. The typical Jemdet Nasr style drilling, but here done with great skills, showing a couple of seated figures, likely tending something inf ...click for details
RARE IBIS HEAD AND NECK IN BRONZE, DATING TO THE THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXI-XXV, CIRCA 1069-664 B.C.
This bronze Ibis once had a body of wood or steatite and legs of bronze, now lost. The head with a small tang for attachment, is of the finest style of the period with a curved ridged beak, eyes recessed for inlay. ...click for details