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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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Japanese Ceramic Vase
Lot # 494 - Japanese Ceramic Vase
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Chinese Tripod Vessel
Lot # 430 - Chinese Tripod Vessel
Chinese, a tall slightly tapering cylindrical tripod vessel, having three carved figural feet, with mottled green glaze, unmarked; 10 in. (25.4 cm) > Item Details
Japanese Cloisonné Vase by Namikawa Sosuke Studio
Lot # 489 - Japanese Cloisonné Vase by Namikawa Sosuke Studio
Japanese, early 20th century, a cloisonné vase with pink and white floral decoration on blue background, with one character mark stamped on bottom and US Customs sticker on bottom; ht. 16 in. (40.6 cm) > Item Details
Chinese Incense Timepiece
Lot # 302 - Chinese Incense Timepiece
Chinese, ca 1900, a paktong and copper round incense timepiece on three ruyi shaped legs and one tool, made from the "life as long as a cotton thread" template pattern, having pierced yin and yang patterns on top, with additional decoration depicting eight signs of the sun and moon, the sides with i... > Item Details
<i>Famille Rose</i> Canton Enameled Vases
Lot # 242 - Famille Rose Canton Enameled Vases
Chinese, a pair of unmarked Canton enameled famille rose vases, each having a tall neck with a ruyi band at the mouth, the shoulder with a plantain, keyfret, and ruyi border, and the base with a lappet and keyfret border, all enclosing decoration including auspicious symbols, characters, and wispy c... > Item Details
Chinese Celadon Bowls and Stem Cups
Lot # 214 - Chinese Celadon Bowls and Stem Cups
Chinese, late 19th/early 20th century. An assembled group of celadon glazed wares including two bowls and two stem cups. All unmarked; largest dia. 7.25 in. (18.42 cm). > Item Details
<i>Jizhou</i> Tea Bowls
Lot # 217 - Jizhou Tea Bowls
Chinese, possibly Song Dynasty (960-1276). A collection of three Jizhou tea bowls, each having steep cylindrical sides, covered inside and out with a lustrous dark bluish-black glaze decorated with reddish-brown streaks. The glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the light tan body. Unmarked; lar... > Item Details
Chinese <i>Jui</i>-Scepter Incense Timepiece
Lot # 301 - Chinese Jui-Scepter Incense Timepiece
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Peking Glass Snuff Bottles
Lot # 42 - Peking Glass Snuff Bottles
Chinese. Two Peking glass snuff bottles. First bottle has a crane holding a ruyi scepter over a rising sun on one side and the other side with crane holding a ruyi scepter over a setting sun in red tones against white. The other bottle has seventeen immortals, a monkey, and a cat surrounded by wispy... > Item Details
<i>Hare's Fur</i> Tea Bowl
Lot # 216 - Hare's Fur Tea Bowl
Chinese, possibly Song Dynasty (960-1276). A deep rounded hare's fur tea bowl with steep gently curved sides, covered inside and out with a lustrous dark bluish-black glaze decorated with reddish-brown streaks. The glaze falls short of the foot to reveal the light tan body. Unmarked; dia. 4.75 (12 c... > Item Details
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Chinese Celadon Charger
Lot # 206 - Chinese Celadon Charger
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Hardstone Libation Cup
Lot # 374 - Hardstone Libation Cup
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Chinese Cloisonné Footed Bowls
Lot # 74 - Chinese Cloisonné Footed Bowls
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