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Large Collection of Chinese Jade Seals
1/27/2012 - Asian Art
A collection of 54 jade seals, 45 of which contain seal markings on underside; many of fine nephrite jade; most plain and conical or polished natural shapes. For more specific information, please contact Cowan&rsquot;s for additional images and condition reports for individual seals.

Provenance:  
Private Collection, St. Louis, MO


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Chinese Embroidered Robe
Lot # 148 - Chinese Embroidered Robe
Chinese. A man's robe with silk lining having a central embroidered panel depicting a crane amidst bats and wispy clouds over raging waters tossed with precious objects, surrounded by embroidered auspicious symbols; all against a deep blue ground. Length 44.5 in. (113 cm), cuff to cuff 59 in. (149.8... > Item Details
Chinese Carved Ivory Vase with Dragons
Lot # 131 - Chinese Carved Ivory Vase with Dragons
Chinese. A carved ivory vase, having opposite panels of carved dragons and phoenix; with character mark on bottom. Ht. 9 in. (23 cm). International shipping is not available for this item. This item will only be shipped within the United States. > Item Details
Chinese Reticulated Vase
Lot # 377 - Chinese Reticulated Vase
Chinese, an enameled polychrome porcelain vase with celadon openwork design, having an inner wall with blue and white scrolling flowers, the outer with four signed reserve panels decorated with landscape scenes against a pierced body, the base with six character Qianlong mark; ht. 15.5 in. (39.4 cm)... > Item Details
Imperial Yellow Peking Vase
Lot # 190 - Imperial Yellow Peking Vase
Chinese. An imperial yellow Peking glass pear-shaped vase. Designs include overlapping plantain leaves along the neck and the body with two carps and two cranes surrounded by lotus flowers and scrollwork over a wave border around the base. Bottom with a carved four character Qianlong mark; ht. 5.25 ... > Item Details
Soapstone Seal
Lot # 366 - Soapstone Seal
Chinese, a carved and inked soapstone seal, one side with a landscape scene and two sides with calligraphic text; lg. 4.75 in. (12.1 cm) > Item Details
Chinese Neolithic Vessels
Lot # 437 - Chinese Neolithic Vessels
Chinese, two neolithic ovoid-shaped pottery vessels, both with black and red painted geometric design, the smaller one having one handle and the larger having two handles, both unmarked; tallest ht. 6.75 in. (17.1 cm) > Item Details
Jade Belt Buckle
Lot # 13 - Jade Belt Buckle
Chinese. A two-piece belt buckle in the archaic style of pale celadon jade with brown and red highlights; two carved and pierced dragons on either side. Unmarked; lg. 4 in. (10.1 cm). > Item Details
Chinese Cloisonné Bowl
Lot # 81 - Chinese Cloisonné Bowl
Chinese. A low footed bowl, the exterior having two five-clawed dragons chasing a fiery pearl; the interior with one five-clawed dragon and a fiery pearl; all against a black ground. The bottom has a four-character Ming dynasty mark; dia. 8 in. (20.3 cm). > Item Details
Chinese Carved Ivory Immortal Figure
Lot # 116 - Chinese Carved Ivory Immortal Figure
Chinese. Carved ivory immortal; ht. 8 in. (20 cm). International shipping is not available for this item. This item will only be shipped within the United States. > Item Details
Agate Chinese Snuff Bottle
Lot # 29 - Agate Chinese Snuff Bottle
Chinese. A light brown agate snuff bottle with brown highlights; one side with birds on a lotus flower carved in relief. Unmarked; ht. 2.25 in. (5.6 cm). > Item Details
Chinese Carved Ivory Figurine
Lot # 130 - Chinese Carved Ivory Figurine
Chinese. A carving of noble woman sitting on a carved chair; Chinese characters on bottom. Ht. 4 in. (10.2 cm). International shipping is not available for this item. This item will only be shipped within the United States. > Item Details
Chinese Porcelain Plaque
Lot # 413 - Chinese Porcelain Plaque
Chinese, an unmarked blue and white porcelain plaque depicting an immortal and attendant with goats under a tree, in a wooden stand; oah 11 in. (28 cm.) > Item Details
Green Ground <i>Famille Rose</i> Bowl
Lot # 240 - Green Ground Famille Rose Bowl
Chinese, a bowl with gently curving sides rising to a flared rim, painted with three roundels each containing floral sprays, enclosed by detached lotus scrolls reserved and bats on a vibrant green-yellow sgraffito ground, the interior and underside glazed white, with an underglaze blue six character... > Item Details
Chinese Cinnabar <i>Ruyi</i> Scepter
Lot # 66 - Chinese Cinnabar Ruyi Scepter
Chinese. A carved cinnabar ruyi scepter, the head has immortals and children in a garden setting; the arched shaft is carved with a bat and two fish surrounded by floral decoration; the handle has floral decorations and key-fret bands on the sides. All on a wan diaper ground; lg. 19.25 in. (49 cm). > Item Details
Chinese Jade Guanyin Carving
Lot # 268 - Chinese Jade Guanyin Carving
Chinese, 20th century, a detailed carving of Guanyin with fan, in a white jade with green highlights; ht. 5.75 in. (14.06 cm). > Item Details
Chinese Neolithic Vessel
Lot # 457 - Chinese Neolithic Vessel
a neolithic terra cotta two-handled ovoid-form pot, with bands of geometric designs, all in black and red, unmarked; ht. 5 in. > Item Details
Fine Chinese Dragon Relief Bronze Bowl
Lot # 319 - Fine Chinese Dragon Relief Bronze Bowl
Chinese, 19th century, a finely cast bowl with curling dragon; diameter 18 in. (45.72 cm). > Item Details
Chinese Low Bowls
Lot # 186 - Chinese Low Bowls
Chinese. A pair of shallow bowls with two mythological beast-head handles and covered in a blue glaze. With underglaze dark blue six character Guangxu; dia. 7.25 in. (18.4 cm). > Item Details
Jade Elephant Censor
Lot # 285 - Jade Elephant Censor
Chinese, a pale celadon jade censor, the base carved in the shape of an elephant, with a graduated lidded vessel on its back, having four loose ring handles, and lotus flower finial, unmarked; ht. 9 in. (22.86 cm). > Item Details
Chinese Carved Ivory Tusk
Lot # 112 - Chinese Carved Ivory Tusk
Chinese, 20th century. An ivory tusk with inked dragon carved in relief, with inset seal; signed on bottom; lg. 24 in. (61 cm). > Item Details
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