A fine ancient nephrite jade ring offered from a private New England collection, collected 20-30 years ago. This ancient 3.5" diameter ring was undoubtedly highly prized as it possesses three remarkable ancient bronze repairs- highly unusual and unique collecting opportunity. From the late Neolithic to Bronze Ages,Qi Jia culture, 2000-1000 BCE. Provenance: collected in Gansu Province prior to 2005...
the serene seated figures known as the three pure ones carved in the round in soft wood on lotus depicted log bases with gentle soothing faces, top knots, draped robes with inner tunics possessing remnant gilding, reverse with purposely carved compartments for sacred scripts and each having brandished a specific Taoist insignia all over covere...
the carved and painted seated holy man with shaved head perched on a thin organic base his face carved in a respectful naturalistic joyful expression with glass eyes wearing monastic , draped robe, and bare feet cradling a curled canine in his lap all over showing scattered remnants of brown, blue, and black weathered painted colors from significant age.
a sculpted terracotta pottery base in the form of a tortoise with attendants and inserted with five individual bronze pole segments with twenty eight individual hanging bronze open work money “branches” attached in tiers, four per tier and topped with a figure of a bronze phoenix as apex most bearing varying degrees of malachite and azurite encrustation from ancient bur...
the well polished large round ritual jade of medium green color finely incised with three registers including two registers of animal mask decoration separated by a register of cross hatched “grain” pattern seperated by thin rope patterns the whole evenly toned.
Jade bi and cong are regarded as cosmological symbols and as signifiers of status and wealth...
This is a fine well carved example at a reasonable price.
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A fine and superb miniature Bi disc from the late Neolithic to Bronze Ages, c. 3000-2000 BCE, diameter 1.25" to 2", fine quality. We will include a complimentary cord for wearing as a precious jewelry pendant. Provenance: collected in Gansu Province prior to 2005.
These make wonderful charming gifts and personal jewelry pendants.... and yes, even I wear one every day!
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A fine ancient nephrite jade Bi disc offered from a group of five jades, your choice from five examples photographed, from the late Neolithic to Bronze Ages,Qi Jia culture, 3000-2000 BCE, largest diameter 3.75", fine quality. Provenance: collected in Gansu Province prior to 2005.
These make wonderfuland charming gifts.
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Chinese Buddhist offering pot, at least 900 years old
From an old New England collection, a very nice example of a Chinese Yuan Buddhist pot used for holding vessels for prayer scripts, food, and other kinds of offerings.
China, 900 Year Old Offering Vessel Yuan dynasty (1279-1368 CE), 8.5"x6.5"
Yunnan lies at the crossroads of many significant South East Asian cultures being bordered by Tibet, India, Myanmar (Burma...