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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #514873
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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)

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #847222
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This Chinese nephrite jade carving of a reclining horned animal measures 3.5 inches long by 2 inches tall by 1.5 inches in depth.

It is carved in a celadon colored jade with a few areas of reddish brown oxidation.

It also has a few minor natural inclusions.

Although archaic in style, it most likely dates to the 19th-20th century.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1099141
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$32,000

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.

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Far Eastern : Pre 1900 item #1101476
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This antique jade cuff, bangle or bracelet measures 3.5 inches in diameter (89 mm) on the outside, and 3 1/8 inches (78 mm) for the inside diameter.

It is carved from an off white jade with slight tinges of green and a few very small dark green or black spots on the interior of the bracelet.

It is carved in a repeating low relief pattern of dragons and undulating leaf patterns.

It is in outstanding condition, period.

We estimate this jade bangle to date somewhere in the Ching Dynasty in China (1644-1911).

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #859497
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This rectangular jade box and cover measures approximately 5 inches by 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches (12cm x 9.4cm x 5.5 cm).

It is covered overall with incised decoration in leaf and flower patterns. The top has a simple lotus pond garden scene within a repeating line patterned maze design.

The box was carved from one piece of pale green celadon colored jade with a prominent natural inclusion along with cloud band patterns.

The bottom of the box appears to have been set in separately, but carved from the same piece of jade..

This box dates from the Qing Dynasty in China (1644-1911).

It is in excellent condition except for a couple of insignificant rim chips along the edge. They are difficult to see or photograph, but they can be felt when running a finger along the edge. They are VERY insignificant nicks.

NOTE: This box has very well patterned inclusions that help to document it's origin from a single large translucent stone.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1187101
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$4,800

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.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1800 item #313578 (stock #jade1001)
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Hongshan Culture Jade Carving (Song through Ming Dynasty Period)

Finely polished deep green jade (nephrite) with two spots of pale green. There are remnants of calcination in the crevices. It is in outstanding condition

Subject is a double animal and insect combination. From different angles you can see a bird, a horned animal and a cicada.

2 3/4 x 1 1/2 X 3/4 inches (70mm x 40mm x 18 mm)

This is one piece from our personal collection of approximately 2500 antique jade carvings.

Additional information about Hongshan jade carvings can be found in the Newsletter on our Homepage,

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #334935
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This antique nephrite jade carving measures 2 3/4 inches (70 mm) by 1 inch (25 mm) by 3/4 inch (20 mm).

It is a pale celadon green color with brown suffusions and an arc shaped inclusion of white jade across it's tail. .

This figure of a resting lion with curled tail is Song Dynasty in style and Ming to Ching Dynasty in execution. The buyer will be pleased.

The photos do not do it justice.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #576969
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This outstanding jade carving of a reclining camel measures 3 1/4 inches long by 1 1/4 inches tall by 2 1/2 inches in depth.

The carving is an semi opaque gray jade with large areas of brown oxidation and a few small areas of calcification on the bottom.

This carving has a lot of charm and most likely dates to the Ching Dynasty, but it may actually be earlier.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #288084 (stock #AC-3891)
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This is an old carved nephrite jade in the form of a coiled dragon.

It measures approximately 2 inches (50 cm) in diameter by 1/8 inch (.8 cm)thick.

Archaic Style (Han - Song Dynasty).

We are listing this as 18th - 19th century although it may actually be somewhat older.

The dragon is a pale green-yellow with multi tonal brown suffusions which give it an overall mottled brown appearance.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #861861
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$1,495

This jadeite carving measures about 3.5 x 5 inches by .5 inches in depth. It is in the shape of a rectangular plaque with slightly rounded edges.

It features a robed figure of Buddha holding a large lotus leaf while another figure kneels beside him.

This jadeite carving is in excellent condition .

It has colors that range from pale green to variegated colors that include a bright apple green, deep moss green and touches of emerald green.

The colors of the stone have been used to good effect to make the Buddha stand out on the obverse. On the reverse two large lotus leaves are framed utilizing the natural colors of the stone.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1161786
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$2,495

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1082261
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This small jade or hard stone carving of a stylized face measures 2.25 inches x 2.75 inches x 1.5 inches in depth.

It's colors range from a medium to dark green to a pale green with areas of translucence. It also has natural inclusions in the stone with areas of dark brown or off white oxidation.

It is carved in the style of old Olmec carvings, but it may be early 20th century. It may also be Chinese, rather than Latin American in origin, but neither origin has been documented yet.

It is unusual in that it has a mounting bracket extending from the reverse side. Similar brackets have been seen on occasion to allow for mounting as architectural components or as decorations in religious settings.

If this stylized carving actually is older than our estimate, it would be worth a great deal more than our asking price.

The mounting bracket would allow for this piece to be worn as a belt slide or buckle, or as a large pendant.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1700 item #291671
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This outstanding antique nephrite jade carving measures 2 1/2 inches (68 mm) by 1 1/2 inches (33 mm) by 3/4 inch (20 mm).

It has colors that range from pale celadon green through blue / gray green with areas of brown suffusions (oxidation) on the top of the head and the back of the neck.

Although we are listing this as a Song Dynasty to Ming Dynasty carving in the style of the hardstone carvings of Neolithic or Pre Dynastic China, it actually may be much earlier than that. If it turns out to be an earlier jade carving (Neolithic to Shang), it's value can be adjusted upwards by a great deal.

This totemic figure is a combination of a dragon's head and the body of a cicada or grasshopper.

The buyer will be extremely pleased. The photos do not do it justice. This is a lovely, soft, tactile jade carving and may well have been either a fondling piece or worn for a very long time.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #504373
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This small old nephrite figural carving of a horned beast (bull, bison, water buffalo) measures 2 x 1 x 1 inches or 50 mm x 30mm x 25 mm.

It consists primarily of medium green jade along with wonderful color changes in the oxidation ranging from beige to rich brown and also touches of natural orange and red. It does not appear to have been dyed or artificially colored.

It is in outstanding condition and although it is quite possibly from the Warring States period, we will be conservative and call it Ming or Ching. Either way, the buyer will not be disappointed!

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #543078
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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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #656890
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$2,695

This standing nephrite jade carving of a bearded and robed figure with long horns or a headdress of some sort measures about 10 1/2 inches tall by 3 inches wide by 1 1/2 inches in depth.

It is carved from a large piece of nephrite ranging from pale to deep green with a strip of oxidized white to yellow jade down the middle. In addition, there is a crackled stripe of oxidation running down through the center of the face through the figure to the bottom of the robe.

There are also engraved rectangular patterns and additional patterns on the robe.

Although the serious possibility exists that this is an old nephrite carving dating to the Shang period, we are dating this one very conservatively to about circa 1900-1920. If it turns out to be much older, we are certain the buyer will not be too upset.

It is interesting to note, however, that the oxidation and subsequent crackling of the stone that runs right down through the face probably occurred after the jade was carved. The question arises: if this is a copy made in the last 100 years or so, why didn't they turn it around before they carved the face, as the center of the back side is pristine where the face could have been positioned, no crackling or deterioration? It would have been the better choice to use as the front and would have made a more attractive and potentially more saleable copy. If however, the deterioration of the stone actually happened over an extended period of time after it was carved, that would make more sense as an explanation as to why the current positioning of the stone in relation to it's natural flaws or irregularities.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1492 item #600751
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$1,295

This white nephrite jade carving of a pig dates from the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD).

It measures 4 inches nose to tail, by about 1 3/8 inches tall by 1 inch in width.

It is an overall white color with traces of brown oxidation in the crevices. It has areas of irregularity on it's flat and rounded surfaces that create an almost spider web like pattern (off white on white colors).

It is in excellent condition except for one drill hole in the tail which does not appear to be contemporary with the piece. It was most likely added so it could be worn as a pendant.