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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1353939
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$2,000.00
Chinese Neolithic Hongshan Culture small jade carving of a pig dragon (zhulong) used as a burial object. The dragon is curled in an "embryonic" position. The bottom portion is carved in the form of an insect with large protruding eyes. The dragon portion of the jade is mottled green while the bottom portion is orange in color being closer to the outer rind of the jade stone.

Hongshan Culture 4700-2900 BC

Size: 1 7/8" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1351788
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$200.00
Listed Price $500.00
Charming tiny Chinese toggle of a dragon, carved of orange and pale yellow soapstone, recumbent dragon with his head turned to look over his shoulder, mouth carved open, traces of black pigment.

19th century

Size: 1 1/2" long
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1351787
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$2,000.00
Listed Price $4,750.00
Beautiful Quanyin stone carving, the bodhisattva of compassion. She is seated upon a lotus throne with her legs crossed in the lotus position, her left hand holding a container, with her right hand performing the akash mudra or Buddhist hand gesture, increasing the space element within. She wears beautiful open robes with delicate patterns and a crown upon her head. Circa 1920.

Size: 8.75" height, 5" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1345478
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SOLD
Chinese small hardwood folding screen with hard stone panels, hand-painted front to back with scenes of immortals, scholars, and nature scenes with calligraphy inscriptions and red chops.

19th century

Size: 30" L x 21.5" H x .75" W
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1344374
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$3,750.00
Very fine Chinese antique belt hook carved in the shape of a knot with a butterfly on either end, made of beautiful mottled jade ranging from white to grey to bright blue/green, a silver fitting on the back was added later to convert this clothing hook to a pin or broach.

19th century

Size: 4" long x 2" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1343412
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$4,750.00
Unusual Archaic Chinese round jade carving, dated from the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–24 AD), incised with wonderful scenes of a grinning man holding a Ruyi scepter, riding on the back of a chimera on one side, and on the other side is a woman dancing while a man beside her plays the flute. A fantastic piece with excellent detailing and character. Thin in design.

The Western Han (206BC - 24AD) was regarded as the first unified and powerful empire in Chinese history...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1343407
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Archaic Chinese jade carving of a bird with a fish on its head. This old jade has a white calcification covering the entire surface which is known as "chicken bone". This white calcification is due to the jade being burned in very ancient rituals revolving around life and death. Beautiful, fine detailing...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1343405
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$2,000.00
Archaic Chinese round jade carving, dated from the Warring States Period (475 - 221 BC), with a white calcification covering the entire surface which is known as "chicken bone". This white calcification is due to the jade being burned in very ancient rituals revolving around life and death. Both sides of the jade are carved with archaic spiral patterns and two single rings...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1343403
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$2,000.00
Archaic Chinese round jade carving, dated from the Warring States Period (475 - 221 BC), with a white calcification covering the entire surface which is known as "chicken bone". This white calcification is due to the jade being burned in very ancient rituals revolving around life and death. Both sides of the jade are carved with archaic spiral patterns and two single rings...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1343322
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$2,000.00
Chinese Neolithic jade carving, dated of the Hongshan culture period (4700-2900 BC), in the form of a three prong wheel with strong orange coloration throughout.

Starting from about 18,000 years ago, the Neolithic Age marked the end of the Stone Age in Chinese history. During the period, great changes took place in all aspects of humans’ life. Human beings in the Neolithic Age no longer lived only on collecting foods directly from nature...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1343011
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$2,500.00
Chinese Neolithic jade carving of a bird, carved of the Hongshan culture (4700-2900 BC), with orange areas in contrast to the overall green tone. The back of the bird's head is carved with a small hole to be worn as a pendant.

Size: 1.75" x 1.75" x .75"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1336131
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$2,500.00
Antique Chinese small cup, skillfully hand-carved from jade, of a flattened shape with three rows of protruding circles along its sides, a looped handle, and short, receded foot. Size: 3.5" L x 2.5" W x 1.25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1335327
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$950.00
Antique Chinese snuff bottle made from jadeite, hand-carved with the image of a duck standing on the back of an old tortoise, with light to dark orange areas highlighted by the carvings. Size: 3.25" H x 2" L x 1.5" D
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1335322
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$900.00
Antique Chinese snuff bottle made from pale green jade with areas of orange and grey coloration, hand-carved with a fish spewing water from its mouth and a lotus pod, and a pink hard stone stopper. Size: 2.75" H x 2" L x 1" D
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1334944
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Chinese bangle made of beautiful thick jadeite. Predominately made of white jadeite but with a lovely band of lavender on one side and another band of dark and apple green on the other. Early 20th century. Size: 3 1/2" diameter. Inside 2 3/8" diameter. Thickness of jadeite 5/8".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1332544
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$1,600.00
Small Chinese jadeite carving of a melon with flecked shades of white, light green, and apple green, carved with the vine curling down its backside and a lingzhi motif at the top of the vine. Pierced through the top to be worn as a pendant. Size: 1.25" x 1/2"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1331605
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$9,500.00
Chinese Neolithic ceremonial harvesting blade (hu), made of semi translucent mottled green nephrite. Exceptionally thin and sharp cutting edge. 4 conical holes would have been for attaching to wooden handle on working versions of this type of blade. Likely from the Longshan culture. On a custom wooden stand. Age: (Circa 2,000 B.C.) Provenance: Came from an Estate of Philip Cardiero in Pebble Beach, CA. Size: 19 1/4" long x 3 7/8" wide x 3/16" thick.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1322991
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$2,500.00
Antique Chinese serpentine plaque in a beautiful hardwood frame. With delicately carved panels and bold grain. 19th century. Original finish on the hardwood. Size: 22.5" H, 13.75" W, 8" D