This nephrite jade carving is a pale celadon to yellow jade altered to brown overall.
It appears to have been buried for an extended period of time, based on the level of alteration or oxidation.
We conservatively estimate that this antique nephrite jade dates to the late 19th - early 20th century.
It may actually be much older. Please view the detailed photos carefully.
The buyer will not be disappointed.
It measures 80 mm x 45mm x 12 mm in depth.
It is in very good condition with the exception of a slight loss to one wing tip, which appears to have happened ages ago because it shows wear and toning consistent with the rest of the carving.
The shape of the tail is unusual in that it looks like a sea monster . Without its pointed beak, it could be mistaken for a dragon or a kylin.
This carved jade dog in a reclining position measures 3.25 inches long by about 1.25 inches tall by 1.5 inches in depth.
It is carved from a piece of nephrite jade that has colors that range from off white and pale celadon to pale yellow and brown in areas.
It dates from the late 19th to early 20th Century in China.
It is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration.
This rather substantial jade carving of a frog is in a style which originated in the late Neolithic to Shang Period, but we estimate it to actually date from the middle to late Ming Period (15th -17th Century).
It measures 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 by 1 inch in depth.
It is a gray-green celadon color with dark brown suffusions on it's back.
It is covered with symmetrical designs and shows evidence of much handling. It also has fully articulated toes on the bottom of it's feet. Location-GH-BX6
This jade carving of a Chinese lion, Chimera or Fu dog sits at an alert posture on all four paws.
It has a split or bifurcated tail and stylized wings.
It measures 2 1/2 inches by 1 7/8 inches by 1 1/4 inch (57 mm x 49 mm x 31 mm).
It is carved from a piece of off white to celadon colored jade with natural striations running through it. There is a natural brown irregularity which runs from it's foot to it's ear on one side along with a small area of brown suffusion on it's flank.
(This is the fancy way of saying it has few areas of rust. Not a bad thing for a genuine antique jade carving.)
We are dating this one to the Qing Dynasty, but it may actually be much earlier.
This original carving of a Chinese lions and cub.
It dates from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
Each one holds a lingzhi in its mouth.
It measures about 55 mm x 41 mm x 20 mm ( 2.1 x 1.5 x .75 inches)
It is carved from a uniformly pale celadon jade.
This old unique jade comb measures 7.5 inches x 2.25 inches x .25 inches in depth.
It is carved from a piece of semi translucent pale green hard jade. This is not serpentine or another jade simulant -this is JADE.
It has a natural feather inclusion along the top edge- a good sign.
We estimate this to be a Qing Dynasty version of a much earlier style of carving.
It has a stylized dragon with archaic symbols as scales on it's body.
This is a very nice jade. The buyer will not be disappointed.
This large jadeite carving of Guanyin (Kwan Yin) measures 4.5 inches wide by 3.5 inches in depth by 12.5 inches tall (including the period carved wooden base it sits on).
We estimate the jade itself to be about 11.5 inches tall without the stand. It sits about a half inch down in the stand and is bolted down (actually bolted down to the stand) (Someone was VERY careful with this old jade).
It is carved fom one piece of multicolored apple green jade with various shades of green flowing through it and a wonderfully rich color on it's face. It also has a few small inclusions of very dark green jade near it's base. These are all natural colors. This is NOT a color enhanced jade, guaranteed.
It dates from the late 18th century through the latter part of the 19th century.
It is in excellent condtion with no losses or repairs. It does have some natural inclusions on it's reverse that could be mistaken for damage. Be assured, they are natural fissures in the stone that have oxidized over the last century or so.
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This is an antique jade carving of a seated monkey holding a Peach (Late Ming to Qing Dynasty)
It is a finely polished blue grey nephrite jade with white jade areas utilized to accent the nose and extremities.
There are remnants of oxidation or calcification in the crevices.
This antique carved jade is in outstanding condition. It is an excellent example of 17th-19th century jade carving.
Subject is a seated monkey with a finger in his mouth, holding a peach
3 1/4 x 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 inches (79mm x 40mm x 42 mm)
This antique jade carving of a reclining ox or water buffalo measures 4 inches wide by 2.5 inches tall by about 2.5 inches in depth.
This classic jade is carved in the style of the Song Dynasty (980 AD -1279 AD), but it is more likely that it was carved during the Ming Dynasty (1368 AD - 1644 AD) or the Qing Dynasty (1644 AD-1911 AD).
It is in excellent condition with subtle details and carving.
This carving may have begun it's existence as a somewhat lighter-off white color, but time and oxidation have worked to give it a lovely pale yellow or honey color with subtle inclusions and minor color changes.
This is a museum quality nephrite jade carving which is evidenced by the subtle modeling of it's overall design. This one is a gem.
The next owner will not be disappointed!
This archaic jade carving of a frog is Sung(Song)Dynasty in style, but may actually be from either the Yuan (1271-1368 AD) or Ming Dynasty(1368-1644).
It measures 55mm x 28mm x 18mm.
It is in excellent condition with celadon and yellow tones and brown markings.
Ching Dynasty Jade Carving of a lion.
Pale gray/green jadeite with striations and areas of brown suffusion on the feet. This carved jade is in outstanding condition.
Subject is a stylized and slightly flattened lion with parallel carved ribs along it's back.
Measurements: 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 X 3/4 inches (65mm x 33mm x 18 mm)
This is one piece from our personal collection of approximately 4600 antique jade carvings.
Ching Dynasty Jade Carving: Duck Preening It's Feathers or Sleeping (In Repose)
Pale gray/green jadeite with areas of brown suffusion. This old pebble shaped jade is in outstanding condition.
The subject is a stylized and very naive duck with an unusual shaped beak and eyes positioned like a Picasso painting with views from two directions (giving the impression of looking at both a front and side view of the duck's eyes at the same time.)
Measurements: 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 X 7/8 inches (35mm x 25mm x 20 mm)
This is one piece from our personal collection of approximately 4600 antique jade carvings.
This may well have been designed as a carry or fondling piece, as it's shape is perfectly shaped for that purpose.
18-19th Century Jade Carving of Two Dogs: Mother and Pup (Ching Dynasty)
Softly polished white nephrite jade with overall amber/ beige highlights and touches of brown accenting the tail. There are remnants of oxidation in the crevices.
This antique carved jade is in outstanding condition. It is an excellent example of 18th-19th century jade carving.
Subject is a reclining dog with paws set together next to a smaller puppy with the ears of both dogs touching.
The carving measures 3 x 1 X 1 inches (77mm x 26mm x 26 mm)
This jade dish measures 3 inches by 7 3/4 inches by 1 1/4 inch in depth. It is carved from pale to medium green nephrite with cloud band patterns in the stone.
It also has various colors of brown oxidation which gives it an almost spiderweb pattern around the top edge. The interior of the dish has heavy and dark color staining on one end which leads to the conclusion that it was used with colored inks and water for Chinese painting. t may have been used on a slight angle which would have allowed the sediment from the brush to settle on one end, leaving clearer water at the other to keep colors cleaner upon application.
There is a dragon chasing a pearl carved into the interior of the dish (see photos). Beyond the dragon's symbolic significance, it's shape and positioning in the dish would also help to remove excess pigment from a scholar's paint brush.
Archaic in design, this nephrite jade brush washer and / or inkstone most likely dates to the late Ming or Ching Dynasty.
This antique jade lion is very similar to others from the Han Dynasty (about 200BC-200AD), but may have been created later during either the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) or the early portion of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD).
It measures about 3 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches or 90mm x 55mm x 40 mm.
It is carved from nephrite with colors ranging from a pale celadon to a deep blue grey. It also has some light brown oxidation and tiy areas of calcification. It also has a slightly irregular surface: most likely from a previous period of exposure to the soil or the elements.
It is in excellent condition for a 600-900+ year old jade.
This antique nephrite jade rabbit holding a peach is from the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) or the early portion of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD).
It measures about 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 X 1 inch or 54mm x 35mm x 21 mm.
It is carved from nephrite with colors ranging from a pale beige to a deep rust red. It has a substantial amount of oxidation which has created it's wonderful color patterns. It also has a slightly irregular surface: most likely from a previous period of exposure to the soil or the elements.
It is in excellent condition.