Lot of Four Jade Objects
Ranging from the 19th to the 20th centuries
Sizes: Small Water Coup: Diameter 5.3cm Height 2cm, Leaf shaped pendant: Length 8cm Width 4.3cm Thickness 0.2cm, Peach Motif Small Pendant or Ink Stone: Length 4.5cm Width 7.2cm Height 0.5cm, Ink Rest: Length 7.3cm Width 3.5cm Height 0.5cm
The group comes from an American collection acquired from an established auction house in the U.S. These are the few offerings from the collection.
Chinese Jade Carving, Kwan Yin (Gwan Yin)
late 20th century
Size: Length: 9cm Width: 5cm Height 16cm
A finely carved jade carving of the bodhisattva Kwan yin. The bodhisattva is holding a bunch of the famous fungus, lingzhi representing the auspiciousness in the symbol and the aura of good fortune added to the symbolism in the icon.
Chinese Jade Lattice-like Carving Pendant
Size: Length 4.2cm Width 5.4cm
A wonderfully pierced carved jade pendant. The technique became often seen during the Sung Dynasty and later generations of Jade carvers tried to surpass or meet the aesthetic quality Sung carvers did with their pieces. The pendant contains two figures set in rich floral backgrounds.
Chinese Brass Peking Style Jewelry Hair Pin
Late 19th to the early 20th century
Size: Width 5cm Length 11.2cm Thickness: 2cm
An interesting Chinese Peking style hair pin using jade, brass, enamels, and other materials to create a dragon flying in the sky. The pin contains a embossed signature or name.
Chinese Bamboo Root Carving Brush Rest of Ruyi Fungus (Lingzhi)
Size: Length 15.5cm Width 7cm Height 7.5cm
From a Japanese estate and later into an American collection.
The brush rest comes with a Japanese cedar wooden storage box. During the late Qing up to the early years of the Republic period, many Chinese objects were exported to Japan. Meiji Japan saw the interest and romantic expression of Chinese culture continuing this tradition since the preceding Edo period.
Gilt Tibetan Statue of Yamantaka (One of the Eight Dharmapalas)
Age:Late 19th to 20th centuries
Size: length 8cm Width 4.5cm Height 12cm
From a California Estate
An interesting yet standard statue of Yamantaka, the wrathful form of the bodhisattva Manjusri. The active and lively element of the bull trampling over yama, the king of death is evocative of the teachings in Buddhism where enlightenment triumphs over all worldly and natural phenomena, including death.
Cedar Wood Ranma (Transom) Carved with a Plum Tree and Grasses
Size: Length 125cm Width 30.5cm Thickness:3.9cm
A finely and realistic looking carved cedar wood transom. The plum tree, with its aged appearance looks as if it was about to jump out from the ranma. The liveliness of the tree along with the surround flora shows the skill and craft of artisans from Meiji period onwards.
Jade inset into white Gold Set of Earrings
Size: (Earring) Width 1.2cm Length 5cm (Jade) Width 0.5cm Length 1cm
California, San Francisco Estate
A wonderful set of earrings with Jade pieces inset with 14K White gold. The jade is surrounded by smaller gemstones. The piece is representative of the period during the early part of the 20th century when traditional materials were wonderfully blended with Western ideas and art, which became popular in cultural hubs such as... Click for details
Jade Bi Disc
Size: Diameter 9.5cm Thickness: 0.5cm
The bi disc, which harks from its ancient past representing the heavens has been a popular object to be carved in its traditional material, Jade. This disc is rather interesting where it contains traditional motifs such as repeating scrolling vine like imagery on one side, the other is floral, a rather modern additional or interpretation for the motif of this disc.
Chinese Peach Shaped Jade Brush Washer
Late Qing to Republic Periods
Size: Length 11.1cm Width 10cm Height 4cm (without stand) 2cm
This small brush washer, is rather a decorative piece for the scholar's studio. Brush washers are important for the desk while doing paintings and calligraphy, part of the repertoire of the ideal scholar. The jade is carved in the form of a fruit surrounded by foliage. The washer comes with a wooden stand.