Lot 30: White Jade Brooch, Green Jade Pendant & Asian items
October 22, 2016
Knoxville , TN, USALive Auction
Description: 1st item: Carved white jade plaque of vase with flowers and butterfly at top, mounted in silver metal with Asian character marks. 2-3/4" H x 3/4" W at top. Early 20th century. 2nd item: Mottled oval green jade pendant with 14K yellow gold filigree mounting and 14K (tested) chain necklace, 1-1/4" L plus 17-1/2" L chain. Mid to third quarter 20th c. 3rd group: Group sterling demitasse and salt spoons including 10 Occupied Japan repousse pattern sterling 950 CPO demitasse spoons with gilt bowls, 3-5/8" L, 4 Occupied Japan jonquil pattern sterling 950 CPO salt spoons with gilt bowls, 2-3/4" L (2.79 oz troy total 14 pieces) and 1 sterling 925, maker unknown, salt spoon, 1-7/8" L (0.065 oz troy). All early to mid 20th century. 4th group: Two Japanese famille jaune or lemon yellow ground cloisonne vases with peony floral decoration., 6" and 7-3/8" H. The taller vase with mark on base. Both mid 20th century. Last item: A Chinese bamboo and bone Mahjong set with 5 graduated fitted drawers, 6-5/8" H x 9-3/8" W x 6-1/4" D, mid 20th century. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)
Condition Report: 1st item: Two fleabites at base of butterfly carving. Minor surface grime. Silver color rubbed from pin needle. 2nd item: Natural brownish hairline along surface of jade. 3rd group: All in good condition except one bowl of demitasse spoon slightly out of shape. 4th group: Taller vase with dent on rim and cracks to yellow ground below rim and hairlines in area of flowers. Smaller vase with some surface grime and base ring loose. Last item: No guarantee that all game pieces are present. One nail missing at right back brass corner cap.