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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 Carved Jade Plaques
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Carved and Inked Chinese Ivory Figures
Lot # 142 - Carved and Inked Chinese Ivory Figures
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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
Japanese Scroll Painting
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Chinese Carved Jade Pendant
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Dragon Dish
Lot # 418 - Dragon Dish
Chinese, a green and aubergine porcelain dragon dish with shallow rounded sides, the center with two five-clawed dragons chasing a fiery pearl surrounded by flames, all on a yellow ground, the exterior with stylized flowers, having an underglazed black six character Yongzheng mark enclosed in a doub... > Item Details
Chinese Incense Timepiece
Lot # 302 - Chinese Incense Timepiece
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Chinese Celadon Bowls and Stem Cups
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Chinese Export Inlaid Table
Lot # 54 - Chinese Export Inlaid Table
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Hardstone Seal and Carving
Lot # 365 - Hardstone Seal and Carving
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Chinese Porcelain Vase
Lot # 408 - Chinese Porcelain Vase
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<i>Sancai</i>-Glazed Ewer
Lot # 433 - Sancai-Glazed Ewer
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Chinese Bowl
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Chinese Coral Figures
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Pair of Japanese Vases
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Small Japanese Bronze Vase
Lot # 303 - Small Japanese Bronze Vase
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Japanese Bowl
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