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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.

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Private Collection, St. Louis, MO


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Chinese <i>Jui</i>-Scepter Incense Timepiece
Lot # 301 - Chinese Jui-Scepter Incense Timepiece
Chinese, ca 1880s, a signed Moon Lake design jui-scepter incense paktong and copper timepiece, having pierced designs on top depicting auspicious and long life symbols, with the cover translating to reading a passage from the book of changes, plate the lute, and meditation, having hallmark for Tong ... > 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
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
Large Spinach Jade Chinese Table Screen
Lot # 10 - Large Spinach Jade Chinese Table Screen
Chinese. A dark spinach jade table screen densely carved peonies and foliage on each side in high relief, set in an ornately carved wooden stand. Unmarked; ht. 19.75 in. (50 cm) (with stand). > Item Details
Stoneware Green and Yellow Buddha
Lot # 435 - Stoneware Green and Yellow Buddha
Chinese, a stoneware buddha with green and mustard yellow glaze, seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus flower, wearing flowing robes with right hand in dhanya mudra and left hand in blumisparsa mudra, unmarked, with 20th century wooden stand; ht. 13.25 in. (34 cm) (without stand). > Item Details
Chinese Covered Cinnabar Box
Lot # 64 - Chinese Covered Cinnabar Box
Chinese, 18th century. A lidded, peach-form red cinnabar lacquer box, the cover having a maiden and attendant in a garden; two paper labels on interior; lg. 6 in. (15.2 cm). > Item Details
Jade Pendants
Lot # 259 - Jade Pendants
Chinese, four jade pendants, including a cylindrical shaped grey jade pendant with archaistic design, a celadon jade pendant with russet highlights carved into the shape of a beetle, a jade pendant with a chilong sitting atop of a tooth, and a green jade pendant of a stylized mythological beast, all... > Item Details
Tibetan Figural Bronzes
Lot # 342 - Tibetan Figural Bronzes
Tibetan, two hallow cast figural bronzes, both with figures wearing a five-tiered crown and flowing robes with a dhoti tied at the waist, one riding a dragon and the other riding a bull, both unmarked; tallest ht. 9 in. (22.7 cm) > Item Details
Copper Red Bottle Vase
Lot # 178 - Copper Red Bottle Vase
Chinese. A copper red bottle vase having a squat globular body and long neck, covered in a densely crackled reddish oxblood glaze thinning to white near the mouth. Unmarked; ht. 11.75 in. (29.8 cm). > Item Details
Fine Chinese Carved Stone Figural Group with Chicks
Lot # 361 - Fine Chinese Carved Stone Figural Group with Chicks
19th century, a figural group, carved to reveal two chicks feeding; lg. 5 in. (13 cm) > Item Details
Finely Carved and Rare Pale Celadon Jade Altar Set
Lot # 8 - Finely Carved and Rare Pale Celadon Jade Altar Set
Chinese, 18th century, Qianlong period. A pale celadon jade altar set, with three separate finely carved jade vessels, including a small rectangular lidded jade vessel with lobed corners, having intricate scrollwork in relief on the top. Second is a large lidded rectangular jade vessel with lobed co... > Item Details
Okimono Ivory Carving of a Lady and Boy
Lot # 469 - Okimono Ivory Carving of a Lady and Boy
Early 20th century, a well carved and inked figural group; ht. 7 in. (17.8 cm) > Item Details
Jade Double Dragon Belt Buckle
Lot # 14 - Jade Double Dragon Belt Buckle
Chinese, 19th century. A white jade double dragon belt buckle in two pieces, with a dragon head closure, the sides pierced and carved with archaic design, floral scrollwork in relief. Unmarked; lg. 5 in. (12.6 cm). > Item Details
Chinese Bowl
Lot # 390 - Chinese Bowl
Chinese, Republic Period, a polychrome painted porcelain bowl with birds and flowers against a blue ground, the interior with a turquoise-green glaze, with underglaze blue Qianlong mark; dia. 8.75 in. (22.2 cm) > Item Details
<i>Cizhou</i> Baluster-Form Vase
Lot # 222 - Cizhou Baluster-Form Vase
Chinese. A cizhou baluster-form vase with everted rims. The sides have brown decorations on white slip, with three swirled and scrolled bands; the lower body and foot unglazed revealing a granular body. Unmarked; ht. 9.5 in. (24.13 cm). > Item Details
Chinese Rose Medallion Floor Vases
Lot # 400 - Chinese Rose Medallion Floor Vases
Chinese, a pair of baluster form rose medallion floor vases, each with applied mask and ring handles, unmarked; ht. 23 in. (58.4 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 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
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
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
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