Jade & Hardstone
Chinese jade scroll weight in the form of a swallow, yan, resting beside a long branch of flowering prunus with leaves and buds, the end of the branch clasped in the swallow’s beak, with highly detailed work to the feathers and the forked tail and a gentle plume on its head and neck, the legs and claws neatly tucked underneath, the stone of even white tone.
Chinese large pale celadon jade brushwasher carved as an openwork double-gourd with long branches, tendrils and leaves, the largest two both with relief veins, beside another double-gourd, the curved end carved with a gnarled branch.
Chinese white jade carving of a recumbent horse with its head turned biting its hoof, with detailed hair work to the mane and tail.
Chinese white jade brushrest carved with a crane standing on a rock looking back at a pine tree, all amongst rockwork with a lingzhi spray, the reverse carved as rockwork.
Chinese white jade openwork rectangular plaque carved with two pheasants amongst prunus flowers with scrolling branches and leaves, within a rectangular frame, the reverse plain.
A Chinese pure white jade carving of a mandarin duck and its young, each resting on a large lotus leaf with overturned edge amongst lotus flowers and leaves, with detailed work to the eyes and wing feathers.
A Chinese white jade carving of a pair of mandarin ducks each holding a long lotus branch with lotus flower and leaves, all resting in a large lotus leaf with overturned edge with fine detailed work to the feathers on the wings, the eyes finely drawn and the lotus leaf on the underside with relief veins.
Brushwasher, bixi, of ruyi-form on five slightly splayed feet, carved as a fungus head and incised on the sides with scrolls, the flat rim carved with a single inner ridge, the stone pale celadon.
Spill holder carved as two naturalistic tree trunks with branches of prunus, bamboo and lingzhi, with an open-winged bat joining the two trunks, the underside naturalistically carved, the stone black and grey.
Chinese jade archaic disc, bi, of small size incised on each side with a cross-hatch grid pattern forming hexagonal relief seeds, all raised within plain bands.
Chinese jade archaic disc, bi, of small size, carved on both sides with C-scrolls between raised borders.
Chinese jade cup of hu form, with a ring handle extending into an upturned lip, the well-hollowed thin body carved on the neck with a wide band of three circular medallions, each within a rope border on a scroll ground within a raised band, above trefoil petals and incised ruyi-scrolls on the body and beneath a lappet band at the rim, on a upright tall foot with relief edge.
Chinese jade openwork oval bi, carved with a curled bifid tailed chilong dragon holding a fruiting lingzhi branch in its mouth, with detailed work to the claws and spine and hairwork to the long mane, the underside incised with ruyi-heads and scrolls.
Chinese jade pouring vessel, yi, with a large ring handle extending into an upturned lip, the rim with fluting between three relief ribs, all on three short feet.
Chinese large jade pebble carved as a recumbent two-horned qilin resting amongst ruyi-clouds supporting a book wrapped in a closed box secured on the front by tabs, resting on its haunches, the body with detailed work to the spine, mane, tail and scales, the back legs and split hooves neatly tucked underneath.
Chinese large jade libation vessel carved in the form of a peach stone with naturalistic grooved underside, the flat everted rim carved in relief with a twenty-character inscription and date, the interior plain.
Chinese jade circular disc, bi, carved in high relief with a bifid-tailed chilong dragon holding a fruiting lingzhi branch with large leaves in its mouth, the dragon’s body with scrolls on its haunches and detailed claws, the underside with an intricate grain pattern between raised borders.
Chinese small jade carving of a crouching tiger, hu, with incised lines to the body, whiskers and long tail folded back on its body, with detailed claws and ears.
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