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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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Fine Chinese Three Layer White Jade Pendant
Lot # 264 - Fine Chinese Three Layer White Jade Pendant
Chinese, 18th century, carved white jade of fine and highly translucent quality, a delicate three layer carving having cranes showing on the facade; diameter 2 in. (5.08 cm). > Item Details
Archaic-style Bronze Teapot and Lidded Vessels
Lot # 307 - Archaic-style Bronze Teapot and Lidded Vessels
Probably Chinese, a group of three archaic style vessels including a lidded teapot with handle, one side having bamboo decoration in relief and the other having four Chinese characters and a seal with eight characters, and two unmarked lidded vessels, one having a chain and the other with two ring h... > Item Details
Chinese Carved Jade Monkey
Lot # 99 - Chinese Carved Jade Monkey
Chinese. Celadon green jade, meant as a lid for vessel, carved with monkey; 1.5 in. diameter (3.75 cm). > Item Details
Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles
Lot # 26 - Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles
Chinese. A group of five snuff bottles, including one lidded coral snuff bottle in the shape of a fish, plus two lidded jade, one lidded jade and ivory, and one lidded hardstone snuff bottle. All unmarked; tallest ht. 2.75 in. (7 cm). International shipping is not available for ivory. This item will... > Item Details
Peking Glass Lidded Jars
Lot # 189 - Peking Glass Lidded Jars
Chinese. A pair of Peking glass lidded compressed-form jars, the body having red overlay depicting butterflies and peonies on a white ground. Each on wooden stand, with painted 3884 in one lid; ht. 5.25 in. (13.4 cm) (without stand). > Item Details
Chinese Silver Export Cup
Lot # 171 - Chinese Silver Export Cup
Chinese. A silver export cup set on domed pedestal, with four figural reserves on scrolled ground, unmarked; ht. 7 in. (17.9 cm). > Item Details
Two Tomb Figures
Lot # 327 - Two Tomb Figures
Chinese, a seated woman figure with sifting basket, probably a servant, and a figure of a lady with a plum. Both painted pottery, ht. of seated figure, 4.75 in, ht. of lady, 7.75 in. (19.7 cm) > Item Details
Bronze Chinese Phoenix Plaque
Lot # 318 - Bronze Chinese Phoenix Plaque
19th century, Chinese, a sharply cast and well weathered plaque; lg. 9.25 in. (23.5 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
<i>Sancai</i>-Glazed  Pillow
Lot # 434 - Sancai-Glazed Pillow
Chinese, a stoneware sancai-glazed pillow, the green seat, having green and yellow flowers pierced and carved in relief underneath its legs; ht. 5.5, wd. 10, dp. 4 in. (ht. 14, wd. 25.3, dp. 19.5 cm) > Item Details
Chinese Carved Ivory Parakeets
Lot # 120 - Chinese Carved Ivory Parakeets
Chinese. A pair of carved and inked parakeets on branches; each 6.5 in. (17 cm). International shipping is not available for this item. This item will only be shipped within the United States. > Item Details
Chinese Porcelain Vase
Lot # 406 - Chinese Porcelain Vase
Chinese, Republican Period, a porcelain vase with a slender neck and bulbous body, having a continuous scene of a mountainous landscape, with overglaze red mark on bottom; ht. 16 in. (40.6 cm) > Item Details
Asian Ivory Carvings
Lot # 138 - Asian Ivory Carvings
Asian. Includes a Japanese Okimono figure, a Chinese guanyin and a dragon, as well as a pair of smaller Japanese ivory carvings; ht. 5.75 in. (14.6 cm). International shipping is not available for this item. This item will only be shipped within the United States. > Item Details
Chinese Embroidered Robe
Lot # 147 - Chinese Embroidered Robe
Chinese. An unlined woman's robe with covered buttons and embroidered neck, sleeve and hemline depicting vignettes with female figures in landscapes against a yellow ground. Length 36.5 in. (92.8 cm), cuff to cuff 54.5 in. (138.3 cm). > Item Details
Celadon Lotus Petal Bowl
Lot # 212 - Celadon Lotus Petal Bowl
Chinese. A bowl having rounded sides carved on the exterior with over-lapping lotus petals, all supported on a short tapering foot and covered in an olive-green glaze. The unglazed footing burnt orange in the firing; unmarked; dia. 6.75 in. (17.2 cm). > Item Details
Chinese Seed Carving
Lot # 371 - Chinese Seed Carving
Chinese, includes an intricately carved seed with two battle scenes depicting the novel Journey to the West and with calligraphic text on one edge: lg. 1.25 in. (4.3 cm) > Item Details
Japanese Ivory Immortal
Lot # 121 - Japanese Ivory Immortal
Japanese. A carved and inked standing immortal figure holding a staff and scroll, with a flower and two-character signature on bottom. Ht. 8.25 in. (21 cm). International shipping is not available for this item. This item will only be shipped within the United States. > Item Details
Chinese Neolithic Double Gourd Vase
Lot # 438 - Chinese Neolithic Double Gourd Vase
Chinese, an unglazed neolithic double gourd vase having two handles, unmarked; ht. 7.5 in. (19.1 cm) > Item Details
Chinese Carved Jade Mythological Beast
Lot # 98 - Chinese Carved Jade Mythological Beast
Chinese. Finely detailed carved jade beast; lg. 2.5 in. (6 cm). > Item Details
Chinese Carved Jade Plaques
Lot # 271 - Chinese Carved Jade Plaques
Chinese, a collection of seven plaques and pendants, in varying shades of jade and styles, including three relief carved pendants, three archaic style plaques, and finally a finely carved and signed bat pendant; largest ht. 2.75 in. (6.98 cm). > Item Details
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