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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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<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 Seed Carving
Lot # 372 - Chinese Seed Carving
20th century, a very finely detailed ship carving, extensive inscription on ship's underside, with stand; 1.5 in. lg. (3.8 cm) > Item Details
Chinese Nanking Cargo Battavian Bowl
Lot # 224 - Chinese Nanking Cargo Battavian Bowl
Chinese export. A Battavian bowl on a ring foot. The exterior covered in a chocolate brown glaze; the interior painted with underglaze blue landscape and central flower. Unmarked; dia. 5.75 in. (14.60 cm). > Item Details
Chinese Neolithic Pot
Lot # 447 - Chinese Neolithic Pot
Chinese, a neolithic terra cotta two-handled ovoid-form pot, the shoulder having four painted circular reserves with hashmark designs surrounded by thick curving lines, all in black and red, unmarked; ht. 16 in. (ht. 41 cm.) > Item Details
Chinese Fan Paintings
Lot # 151 - Chinese Fan Paintings
Chinese. An assembled group of four fan paintings, including two with a bird on a flowering branch, and two with a mountainous landscape; all with calligraphic script and two red seals on the front and calligraphic script on the back. Largest ht. 10.75 in. (27.3 cm), lg. 21.5 in. (54.6 cm). > Item Details
Chinese Bronze Water Pot
Lot # 315 - Chinese Bronze Water Pot
Chinese, a bronze water pot having one handle on top and an open hole on top; lg. 3.25 in. (8.25 cm). > Item Details
Chinese Cloisonné Moon Flask
Lot # 80 - Chinese Cloisonné Moon Flask
Chinese. A cloisonné moon flask with stylized bronze handles, the body with four-clawed dragons chasing a fiery pearl amongst wispy clouds. The foot with stylized taotie masks, all against a yellow ground. Unmarked; ht. 15.25 in. (39.4 cm). > Item Details
Chinese Neolithic Footed Bowl
Lot # 450 - Chinese Neolithic Footed Bowl
Chinese, a neolithic-style footed bowl, the pedestal with two holes, unmarked; ht. 4.75, dia. 7.75 in. (ht. 12.2, dia. 19.7 cm.) > Item Details
Chinese Celadon Double Gourd Vase
Lot # 208 - Chinese Celadon Double Gourd Vase
Chinese. A double gourd vase in a celadon glaze. With an underglaze blue Qianlong mark; ht. 9 in. (22.86 cm). > Item Details
Chinese Carved Jade Pendant
Lot # 265 - Chinese Carved Jade Pendant
Chinese, 19th century, a jade carved pendant in boulder form, having two figures intertwined and clasping a vessel; ht. 2.5 in. (6.35 cm). > Item Details
Chinese Jade Vessel
Lot # 282 - Chinese Jade Vessel
Chinese, 20th century, a carved jade bulbous vase; ht. 4 in. (10.16 cm). > Item Details
Large Apple Green and Lavender Jadeite Figures
Lot # 273 - Large Apple Green and Lavender Jadeite Figures
China, 20th century, a fine pair of large apple green and lavender jadeite carved figures of Shiwangmu and Guanyin, on 20th century stands; ht. 9 in. (22.86 cm). > Item Details
Large Japanese Relief Carved Samurai Scene
Lot # 505 - Large Japanese Relief Carved Samurai Scene
Japanese, possibly 19th century, a pierced and relief-carved wooden wall plaque of a samurai scene and housed in a shadow box frame; 25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2 cm) > Item Details
Chinese Flambé Glaze Double Gourd Vase
Lot # 182 - Chinese Flambé Glaze Double Gourd Vase
Chinese. A stoneware double-gourd form vase in a flambé glaze, unmarked; ht. 8.75 in. (22.2 cm). > Item Details
Chinese Bronze Mirror with Dragons
Lot # 308 - Chinese Bronze Mirror with Dragons
Chinese, a bronze mirror, the pierced hemispherical boss surrounded by two rings, encircled by four stylized dragons, on a ground of hooks, wings, and feathers, surrounded by a plain rim; dia. 7.5 in. (19.05 cm). > Item Details
<i>Jizhou</i> Paper-Cut Resist-Decorated Bowl
Lot # 219 - Jizhou Paper-Cut Resist-Decorated Bowl
Chinese, possibly Song Dynasty (960-1276). A jizhou paper-cut resist-decorated bowl, the interior resist decorated with two phoenixes and three roughly stylized flowers reserved in brown against a variegated ground. The exterior is covered in a mottled brown glaze; the lower body and foot unglazed.... > Item Details
Chinese Ink Block
Lot # 322 - Chinese Ink Block
Chinese, an ink block raised on four feet having text on the top surrounded by a band of lotus flowers, the exterior with raised text along one side and figures on the other three sides, and the underside with a house in a landscape in relief; lg. 9.75 in. (24.77 cm), ht. 3 in. (7.62 cm). > Item Details
Chinese Carved Ivory Figural Group
Lot # 118 - Chinese Carved Ivory Figural Group
Chinese, 20 century. A carving representing "Shiba Onko and the Broken Jar;" ht. 5.5 in. (13.5 cm). According to the story, when Shiba Onko, a Song Dynasty statesman, was seven years old, a friend fell into a large jar which held drinking water. Seeing his friend about to drown, Shiba Onko broke the... > Item Details
Chinese Stoneware Flambé Vase
Lot # 184 - Chinese Stoneware Flambé Vase
Chinese. A stoneware baluster-form vase in a flambé glaze. Unmarked; ht. 9.875 in. (25.1 cm). > Item Details
Jade Bracelets
Lot # 428 - Jade Bracelets
Chinese, includes two jade bracelets, the first a pale green bangle, the second a grey jade bangle with shou characters, and the third an expandable bracelet made up of alternating carved jade faces and black beads, all unmarked; largest inner dia. 2.75 in. (7 cm) > Item Details
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