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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1380083 (stock #4224)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$300.00
Strand of ancient calcified jade nephrite beads, circa 2500 BCE. Total of 41 beads with a total length of 48cm/19in- shortest bead is .9cm and longest bead is 1.3cm and average diameter is .5cm. The surfaces have a nice soft semi polished feel with and ivory color. This set was “cherry picked” from a large group to be matching size and quality. The holes are quite large- about 2mm interior diameter...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1700 item #1380008 (stock #4223)
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$220.00
Charming grayish green nephrite toggle with a lion/food dog holding a lingzhi its mouth. Quite an early piece circa Yuan to Ming Dynasty, excellent condition. Very cute- he sort of looks like Poncho from the Pooch Café comic strip. L: 3.3cm1.3in x H: 2.9cm/1.1in x W: 2.5cm/1in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1910 item #1378603 (stock #4199)
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$150.00
Lovely Qing Dynasty pendant of a monkey on a leaf, “staring at the moon”, carved from carnelian. An unusually fat piece with a rich dark color rarely seen in Chinese carnelian. L: 4.7cm/1.8in and W: 3.5cm/1.4in. There is one small chip on the back of the hole noted in 2nd enlargement. Included is an adjustable macramé cord, and free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1377671 (stock #4181)
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$530.00
One hundred perforated untreated Jadeite discs, circa 1880s to 1950. These were acquired from a Hong Kong jade dealer going out of business due to the ever increasing rents here. Average diameters are between 2cm and 2.5cm and thickness between 2mm and 4mm. These were imported into Hong Kong during the 1980s when local dealers could buy direct from Chinese government owned Arts and Curios Department (usually by the kilo)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1376794 (stock #4159)
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SOLD
One strand of ancient calcified jade nephrite, tube beads, circa 2500 BCE. Total of 50 beads, average bead length is 9mm and diameter of 5mm, length in total = 49cm/19.2in The surfaces have a nice soft semi polished feel with an ivory color. The holes are quite large- about 2mm interior diameter. See last enlargement for image of a strand of similar Liangzhu Culture beads as a reference from Chinese Jade: from the Neolithic to the Qing Jessica Rawson...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1369873 (stock #4068)
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$300.00
Lovely Dian Kingdom chalcedony “nipple bead” circa 400 BCE to 100 BCE, with “moonlike” translucence. These button like ornaments were unique to this culture, they were used in decorating bronze buckles, funeral shrouds as well as clothing and strung as beads. Quite rare these days- I haven’t seen a “fresh” pieces on market for several years...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1350646 (stock #3190)
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SOLD
Nephrite jade Bi. Old piece with traces of calcification, will guarantee over 100 years old but probably much older. A few worn “flea bite” chips along the edge. D:3.16cm/1.24in and thickness: 45mm/0.18in. Please see last enlargements to view old carving marks. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1349463 (stock #3174)
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~sold~ $140.USD
Nice old mottled jadeite bangle in good condition circa early to mid 20th century. This has some nice vivid green highlights noted in enlargements. Outer D: 82.5mm and inner D: 59.8mm- D: of the bangle itself 11.1mm. Good size for "Western" sized hands. Free worldwide shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1347273 (stock #3154)
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~Sold~ $320.USD
Lovely agate carving of a Buddha’s Hand citron fruit with lingzhi and peaches at the base. Excellent condition with no damage. The symbology here means “may you be blessed with longevity”. L: 8.4cm/3.3in and W: 4.2cm/1.6in. Dates to late Qing to Republic. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1344984 (stock #3134)
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~Sold~
Good strand of ancient Chinese beads made from calcified jade circa 3000 – 4000 years old. There is one tapered agate bead that I acquired with this lot but am not sure if it is related to the same site these were found. L: 49cm/19.2in. Free registered airmail shipping. See last image for reference.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1910 item #1340276 (stock #3320)
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~sold~ $150.USD
Late Qing Dynasty large “lock” charm. Incised on one side, are the usual characters of wealth, health and longevity and on the other side “together forever” is inscribed, which is uncharacteristically romantic and sentimental for Chinese charms wishing the owner for a long and happy relationship. This would make a great gift for a lover or spouse. Good condition with a couple of “flea bite” sized chips and naturally occurring inclusions...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1700 item #1339929 (stock #3315)
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~sold~ $220.USD
Circa Yuan to Ming Dynasty grayish white heat treated “Smokey jade”, nephrite jade with sinuous archaic Chilong carved on three sides. The hole is new and the ends have been reworked at a later date. As the faces of the Chilongs have been cut off on one end, I am assuming that this was originally longer and then cut to hide some chips or damage...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1338724 (stock #3305)
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~sold~ $100.USD
Nice old Burmese Jadeite hand carved pendent or toggle of lingzhi fungus and peaches which means a wish for longevity. The color is original with some nice spinach and lighter green highlights in the stone. No cracks, chips or inclusions. This piece dates circa late Qing Dynasty. L: 5.1cm/2in and W: 3.8cm/1.5in. Free international shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1800 item #1326551 (stock #3166)
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$80.00
Quirky polished bone implement from Inner Mongolia, might be from a human radius but could be from a sheep as well, I honestly don’t know. Very old, probably a couple of hundred years at least. IMHO this is a Tantric ritual object. Given the availability of metal it would make sense if it had a secular practical use it would have been much easier to make one out of that rather than go to the trouble of making it out bone, unless it has some sort spiritual significance...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1324542 (stock #3142)
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$160.00
Fine old Chinese nephrite jade, circa Tang Dynasty or earlier. This piece has been crisply cut and polished on all sides and edges, the tiny holes drilled front and back indicate that this piece was possibly a garment fastener which was held on with either gold or silver wire. An excellent study piece for the new collector. 5.8cm/2.3in x 3.2cm/1.4in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1318966 (stock #3092)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$270.00
Lovely carved nephrite pendant with classic “cat on a leaf” motif. This piece has been re-carved to appear as the cat is sitting on a peapod (peapods being one of the myriad of C hinese symbols wishing one to have many children), but was really done to hide the damage on the sides of a larger leaf. This sill retains it’s essence of “kittyness” as she reposes languidly on the leaf. L: 7cm/2.8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1910 item #1293962 (stock #3036)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$130.00
Good Qing Dynasty nephrite archer’s ring. This is a small size and may be worn on the finger as a normal ring. Excellent condition, no chips or cracks- one naturally occurring inclusion. Outer D: 2.8cm, inner D: 2cm, and H: 2.2cm. Free shipping via Hong Kong registered airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1910 item #1263385 (stock #2819)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$320.00
Ensemble of six Qing Dynasty red agate and carnelian pieces carved into babies, bats and a “foo” dog face. Originally these were meant to be sewn on clothing- possibly a woman's cap, now they are strung on a macraméd faux silk chord. tThe pieces tend to hang too close together in the center or may be worn as a choker- a possible remedy might be to insert a wire into the chord to stiffen it up a bit...