Jade & Hardstone

Available Pieces
  • 31. M5016


    Chinese Mughal-style jade thinly carved small wine cup, bei, with gently flared rim, the exterior with eight panels of low relief branches with upright leaves above an incised band, the base carved with an eight-petal flower, all on a short foot rim.

  • 32. M4998


    Chinese jade bowl and cover with gently flared rim and straight foot rim, carved above the foot with a band of stylised long leaves, repeated on the cover beneath the upright finial.

  • 33. M5020


    Chinese jade archaic style disc, bi, lightly incised on each side with a wide band of three different stylised dragons, a boar and a bird within a rope border encircling four interlocking taotie masks.

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  • 34. M5004


    Chinese jade slender two-handled bottle vase carved on each side of the body with a wide band of an archaic-style taotie mask between bands of lappets, the neck with cicada-shape lappets above two bands of key-fret between openwork stylised dragon handles.

  • 35. M5003


    Chinese jade slender two-handled baluster vase and cover of flattened form incised on the larger sides with prunus and bamboo branches amongst rockwork with mountains in the distance and pine and peony branches with openwork scroll handles, all beneath a key-fret band repeated on the cover rim and the foot.

  • 36. M5000


    Chinese jade slender two-handled baluster vase with indented corners, fluted edges and openwork phoenix-head handles.

  • M5049


    Chinese white jade pendant carved as an archaic style bi of oval form with a dragon and phoenix, the reverse with taotie masks and scrolls, the stone white.

  • R1094


    Chinese jade archaic style belt buckle carved with scrolls, ruyi-heads and fretwork within a recessed panel, the dragon’s head hook with fretwork on its nose and forehead, the button on their underside carved as a flower head, the stone white.

  • SB30 – R1768


    Chinese jade rectangular lock-shape plaque carved on one side with a rose flower on a branch recessed within a rectangular frame between low-relief archaic style dragons, their tails between a shou character, the reverse with four archaic style characters, yu tang fu gui, jade hall of wealth, also within a recessed rectangular and between archaic style dragons.

  • M2889


    Chinese jade pebble-form group of recumbent deer, lu, and fawn, the parent holding a fruiting lingzhi branch in its mouth, their pelts delicately incised with stars, both resting in a large lotus leaf with relief veins, the stone white with natural russet markings.

  • R8996


    Chinese jade openwork pendant carved in the form of a squirrel on a fruiting grape vine with a large leaf with touches of brown russet, the squirrel with hairwork on its tail, the stone white with russet.

  • R9653


    A Chinese pale celadon jade openwork plaque carved with two standing cranes amongst lotus leaves, flowers and arrow heads.

  • R1161


    A Chinese jade openwork and reticulated plaque carved in high relief in two registers with seven boys playing and holding ornaments, the top register with a central boy skipping beneath a raised skipping rope held by two boys at his sides, with a bird in flight, pine tree, other plants and rockwork all beneath cloud sprays and within a singular frame, the back with pierced trellis pattern, the stone white with grey markings.

  • M2936


    A Chinese jade mythical animal in a crouching position with single horn, its head turned back, holding a flowering peony branch in its mouth, with detailed hairwork to the tail and mane and flames at the haunches, the stone pale celadon with slight russet markings.

  • JL1


    A Chinese white jade vase and cover of double-gourd form, carved in high relief with two boys amongst rockwork and stylised clouds, one holding a large flowering lotus branch with leaves over his shoulder, amongst bats in-flight, the dome-shaped cover surmounted with a branch.

  • S952 SB21


    A Chinese pale celadon and russet jade carving of a standing figure of Yan Ci wearing a deer- skin and holding a milk pail and a branch of lingzhi fungus.

  • M2871


    Chinese pale celadon jade carving of a goose with its young seated on a large lotus leaf, each holding the branch of the lotus flower in its beak, with detailed work to the wings and the neatly carved round eyes.

  • M4765


    Chinese white jade bi disc carved in high relief with a bifid tailed chi-dragon holding a lingzhi branch in its mouth with detailed hairwork to its mane, the underside with a spiral grain pattern.

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Cloisonné pieces from the Ming & Qing dynasties