Antique Baltic butterscotch amber beads strung in a graduated manner to form an approximately 18 inch necklace. The beads graduate from ~6.5 mm to ~15 mm long. Weight is approximately 15 grams. The beads are in good antique condition with some minor wear at the edges.
Good quality white jade circular plaque carved and pierced to render 2 figures. Fully carved front and back. Approximately 2-1/8 inches in diameter.
Nicely carved antique Chinese deep russet or red and light celadon jade belt hook and incised brass letter opener. The jade belt hook handle is carved to accentuate the contrasting colors in the stone and to highlight the deep russet color on the top of the carving. The belt hook is approximately 2-1/2 inches long and the total length of the letter opener is approximately 8-1/8 inches long. The jade is in good condition, although could use a good cleaning. Please also note that the brass is mounted in a slightly askew manner, possibly due to changes over time, and thus the letter opener does not lay flat. This should be possible to straighten.
Jade pendant nicely carved with ruyi flower heads. The stone is white with sparse russet inclusions. There is a small hole for hanging. Approximately 1-3/8 inches long and 7/8 inches wide. Dates to the Qing Dynasty. Excellent condition.
Jade carving of a recumbent ram with antlers resting on its back and grasping a long spray of lingzhi in its mouth. The jade is a celadon color with a slight yellow tone. Approximately 3-5/8 inches long and 2-3/8 inches tall.
Beautiful estate ring bearing a large Rubillite cabochon (approximately 19 x 11 x 5 mm). Set within a two-tone 14 kt gold setting and enhanced with seed pearls. Total weight of the ring is 5 grams, most of which is attributed to the stone weight. The stone is slightly included. Ring size is 8-1/4. Good condition overall.
Estate Chinese silver snuff box embellished with a jadeite carving. The jadeite is a light apple green color with darker inclusions. There is an impressed mark on the interior but the mark is not decipherable. Approximately 1-1/4 inches long, 1 inch wide, and 5/8 inches tall.
Small Ming Dynasty bronze garlic head vase with a writhing dragon or chilong encircling the neck. Approximately 5-7/8 inches tall. Generally good condition.
Silver box mounted with jadeite and other stones.
Delightful antique jade male figure looking upward. Approximately 101 mm tall. Good condition with no chips, cracks or breaks noted.
Light celadon jade belthook with a dragon-head terminal. Approximately 3-1/4 inches long.
Condition: Generally good with some roughness along the edges of the shaft.
Provenance: From the estate of a gemologist and Chinese art collector.
Carved hardstone group of birds on a tree branch. Set in a custom wood stand carved to render tree roots. Almost 9-1/2 inches tall. Dates to the early 20th C.
Condition: Excellent, with no chips, cracks or breaks noted.
Crescent-shaped 14kt gold pin with three marquis-shaped jadeite stones of good color. There appears to be an impressed mark on the back, but it is not decipherable. Estate piece - dates to the early 20th C.
Size: Approximately 1-7/8 inches long.
Condition: Generally good condition with no damage noted.
Small flattened hu-shaped vase carved from creamy-white soapstone with beige highlights. Low-relief renderings of birds, flowers, and rock work on the front and back. The upper and lower rims are finished with an incised diaper pattern.
Size: Approximately 3-7/8 inches tall.
Condition: Generally good. There is a small divit in the upper rim and several natural fissures in the stone. No cover.
Long macrame necklace made with enameled silver beads from a Mandarin court necklace Chao Zhu.
Size: Necklace approximately 22 inches long.
Condition: Generally good condition overall. Beads exhibit losses to the enameling and some minor dents.
Rare Chinese quarter-lobed porcelain tray finely decorated on the interior with famille rose enamels to portray flowering branches and finished on the edges with a continuous rose geometric border highlighted with flower heads. Dates to the Yongzheng/early Qianlong period. Approximately 7-1/2 inches across the largest spance.
Condition: Very good with only minor wear to the enamels.
Covered agate bowls finely carved in the moghul style. Approximately 2.5 inches in diameter and 2.25 inches tall. From a prominent estate. Christies stickers on the bottom.
Condition: Excellent with no chips, cracks, or breaks noted.
Carved in 2 pieces with the connecting hook rendered as a animal's head. Estate piece. Light celadon jade color with several small russet inclusions. (Note: Photo was taken with a flash and color appears slightly lighter than true color.)
Size: Approximately 4 inches long when connected.