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Auction Description for I.M. Chait: Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction
Viewing Notes:
Chinese, Japanese, African and Eskimo ivories from several California Collections; Numerous Chinese scrolls, ceramics, bronzes and furnishings from 3 East Coast Collections; Netsuke from the Duke of Gloucester Collection, sold at Christie's 2006; together with netsuke, snuff bottles and Japanese antiques from several Local Estates; Chinese scholar's objects; together with Sino-Tibetan and South East Asian Buddhist pieces, as well as numerous antique Japanese scrolls from a Canadian Estate; Sterling Silver flatware, cloisonné enamels; together with jadeite and precious stone jewelry from a Palmdale Estate;
Sale Notes:
Preview: January 8 - 12, 11am - 5pm or by appointment.

Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction (605 Lots)

by I.M. Chait


605 lots with images

January 13, 2013

Live Auction

Beverly Hills, CA, USA

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Three Various Chinese Ceramic Vases

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Description: Three Various Chinese Ceramic Vases Three various Early-style Chinese vases: Yuan-style blue and white porcelain meiping with phoenix designs; Jin-style enameled Cizhou-type bottle form with boy and flowers (glaze chips); together with a Song-style Cizhou type somewhat sgraffito carved with florals (glaze flaws); H: 10 1/2" (tallest)

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Three Chinese Art Books & Carved Wood Panel

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Description: Three Chinese Art Books & Carved Wood Panel Small Chinese openwork carved wood panel with red and gilt dragons flanking a flowering precious vessel; together with 3 Chinese art books: Journey Into China, China Style, and Cradles of Civilization China; L: 18" (largest)

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Chinese Archaistic Carved Hardstone Bi

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Description: Chinese Archaistic Carved Hardstone Bi Chinese archaistic carved hardstone bi; with concentric openwork designs of writhing hydra around a central hydra; D: 9", framed

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Pair Chinese Cloisonné Barrel-Form Boxes

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Description: Pair Chinese Cloisonné Barrel-Form Boxes Pair early 20th Century, Chinese cloisonné enamel covered boxes; each barrel form with flowering plant designs on persimmon color ground (one slightly dented); H: 6" (each)

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Two Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Bowls

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Description: Two Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Bowls Two Chinese cloisonné enamel bowls; each of shallow circular form with inverted rims: the larger with florals on green ground and with interior scene of a bird and blossoming tree; the smaller blue with interior medallion depicting peaches and pomegranates; D: 8 1/2" (larger)

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Two Small Chinese Covered Boxes

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Description: Two Small Chinese Covered Boxes Two Chinese boxes: rectangular form rosewood with circular jadeite plaque set in the cover, the plaque with low relief stylized dragon design (wear and cracks); together with a carved stamp box with openwork floral bowenite plaque set in the cover (carving possibly repaired); L: 4" (longer)

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Antique Chinese Porcelain Dish & Silk Panel

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Description: Antique Chinese Porcelain Dish & Silk Panel Antique Chinese Export-type porcelain dish: of shallow circular form with two loop handles at the rim, enameled bird and floral motifs, coral red mark, 19th Century; together with an (as-is) antique Chinese silk panel embroidered with bats and flowers; L: 23" (longer)

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Japanese Ceramic Vessel & Lacquer Plaque

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Description: Japanese Ceramic Vessel & Lacquer Plaque Two Japanese items, including: Igayaka-type glazed ceramic ovoid vessel, produced by Sumitomo Bank, signed wood box; together with a lacquer plaque, silvered and gilt, depicting a lion mask dancer with a fan, signed and with seals, framed; L: 7 1/4" (larger)

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Probably Nepalese Seated Bronze Deity

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Description: Probably Nepalese Seated Bronze Deity Probably Nepalese, bronze deity; seated in lotus posture atop a stylized lotus base: with ushnisha, snail curl hair, and serene expression to the face, hands in mudra (wear and flaws); H: 15"

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Chinese Song/Ming Glazed Stoneware Figure

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Description: Chinese Song/Ming Glazed Stoneware Figure Early Chinese Yingqing glazed stoneware figure, Song/Ming Dynasty; seated and wearing a necklace and lotus leaf hat, holding lotus foliage (repair at feet); H: 4 1/4"

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Two Various Chinese Porcelain Vessels

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Description: Two Various Chinese Porcelain Vessels Two various Chinese porcelain vessels; blue glazed brushpot of somewhat foliate form and with continuous moulded landscape scene (seal mark); together with a coral ground foliate bowl with allover florals and scrolling vines in gilt tracery, seal mark; D: 9 1/2" (bowl)

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Group of 3 Various Chinese Brushpots

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Description: Group of 3 Various Chinese Brushpots Group of 3 Chinese brushpots: larger waisted-form with enameled prancing qilin motif, 4-character mark; blue and white Ming-style with figures in continuous landscape; and Qianlong-style heavily carved white porcelain with allover dragons amid clouds in relief, seal mark (some usual minor wear); H: 6 1/8" (tallest)

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Chinese Han Dynasty Green Glazed Bowl

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Description: Chinese Han Dynasty Green Glazed Bowl Rare Chinese Han Dynasty iridescent green glazed human face bowl (ear cup); with watermelon rind-like glaze pattern (glaze heavily degraded); L: 5 1/4"

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Miniature Chinese Openwork Carved Bone Vase

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Description: Miniature Chinese Openwork Carved Bone Vase Miniature Chinese fully openwork carved and polychromed bone vase; depicting a dragon and phoenix above waves, signed; H: 3"

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Two Chinese Archaistic Carved Hardstones

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Description: Two Chinese Archaistic Carved Hardstones Two Chinese archaistic carved hardstones: square tubular jung with incised designs in Neolithic style; together with a jade/hardstone qilin-form brushwasher (both heavily "calcified"); H: 7 1/2" (jung)

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Two Wood Carvings: Peach & Head of Buddha

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Description: Two Wood Carvings: Peach & Head of Buddha Chinese or Indonesian carved hardwood head of Buddha, well detailed and with fine grain to wood; together with an unusual antique bamboo peach form with peaches, foliage and bat in relief (crack); H: 9" (taller)

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Antique Export Blue & White Porcelain Jar

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Description: Antique Export Blue & White Porcelain Jar Provincial Chinese antique Export blue and white porcelain jar and cover; ovoid form with continuous stylized landscape design, late 18th Century; H: 7"

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Large Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Bowl

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Description: Large Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Bowl Large Chinese cloisonné enamel bowl; of shallow circular form with everted rim, writhing dragon and flaming pearl designs on black ground, Ming-style seal mark; D: 12"

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Elaborate Chinese Wucai Porcelain Pillow

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Description: Elaborate Chinese Wucai Porcelain Pillow Chinese Ming-style wucai porcelain pillow; with dragon and phoenix design to the exterior, and very elaborate openwork interior figural scene (some flaws); L: 11 1/2"

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Group of 3 Various Chinese Brushes

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Description: Group of 3 Various Chinese Brushes Group of 3 various Chinese brushes: one with glass body imitating rock crystal; another with similar glass beads comprising the body; and the largest with wood bamboo plaques: each with incised calligraphy; each with carved bone mounts; L: 17 1/2" (largest)

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Antique Japanese Burl Wood Daruma

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Description: Antique Japanese Burl Wood Daruma Antique Japanese carved, natural burl wood figure of Daruma; his robes left uncarved (minor wear); H: 7"

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Antique Japanese Carved Wood Figure

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Description: Antique Japanese Carved Wood Figure Antique Japanese carved wood figure; of a man balancing a ball over his head and standing on a wood base (minor wear), late 19th Century; H: 10"

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Framed Chinese Equestrian Print

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Description: Framed Chinese Equestrian Print Chinese print; depicting equestrian hunters chasing various animal prey, inscription and seal mark; 13" x 29 1/2", framed

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Antique Japanese Scroll: Seated Figure

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Description: Antique Japanese Scroll: Seated Figure Antique Japanese ink and colors on paper scroll; depicting a seated figure in patterned robes, signed and with seal (heavily toned, creases); 30" x 13", lucite frame

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Old Chinese Peacock Feather Fan

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Description: Old Chinese Peacock Feather Fan Old Chinese fan; comprised of white feathers painted with design of flowering plants and butterfly, bordered by peacock feathers and with openwork carved bone framework (old repair); L: 22", framed

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Japanese Paper Painting: Flowering Tree

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Description: Japanese Paper Painting: Flowering Tree Japanese gilt and color on paper painting; depicting a flowering tree branch with dashes of vibrant pink, signed; 16" x 12", well framed

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Chinese Reverse Glass Framed Painting

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Description: Chinese Reverse Glass Framed Painting Chinese Art Deco-style reverse glass painting; depicting a beauty standing in a landscape, wearing long robes and carrying a basket of peaches; 19" x 15", unusual shadow box framing

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Pair Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Tiles

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Description: Pair Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Tiles Pair Chinese Famille Rose porcelain tiles: one depicting beauties in a garden playing musical instruments; the other with various figures in a landscape with a scholar at a table (wear to frames); 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" (each), each framed

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Group of Various Japanese Dishware

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Description: Group of Various Japanese Dishware Group of Japanese dishware, including: Kyoto ware bowl with leaves; Hagi ware bowl (chip to foot); celadon censer; small antique blue and white tea jar with cover; 4 Kutani floral plates (minor flaws); 3 Chinese blue and white bowls with phoenix medallions; 2 Imari dishes with hawk motif; 12 rice grain blue and white spoons; covered fan shaped box; 7 Imari saké cups (flaws); 12 various saké cups, some with figural motifs and gilt; and 3 small tea cups with florals; D: 7" (largest)

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Group of Various Porcelains & Other Items

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Description: Group of Various Porcelains & Other Items Group of various blue and white porcelains, including: teapot with boys; antique Chinese teapot with wire handles; Japanese blue and white censer with bamboo motifs; 6 Japanese tea cups: 5 somewhat fluted with birds and flowers, one with various plants; pair miniature vases, wood stand; together with a carved rose quartz beauty (repaired); 2 signed watercolors by Nancy Davis, each depicting a jazz musician, each framed; and a Japanese cobalt blue ground kimono; H: 8" (tallest)

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Pair

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Description: Pair "Planted" Blue & White Porcelain Vases Pair "planted" rectangular form blue and white porcelain vases; each with flared rims and with bronze lion motif bases; Buddhist flowering plants to each body; H: 12" (each)

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Print of Two Girls in Dressing Room

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Description: Print of Two Girls in Dressing Room Print of two partially clothed girls in a dressing room; inscriptions above and to the border, copying a Shanghai cosmetic ad; 29" x 18 1/2", framed

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Antique Japanese Bronze & 3 Chinese Plates

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Description: Antique Japanese Bronze & 3 Chinese Plates Antique Japanese bronze vase; bottle form with elongated ovoid body and with hydra in relief (wear); together with 3 old Chinese porcelain dishes: pair of plates and footed dish, all with bird and floral motifs, seal mark to each; H: 9" (tallest)

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Old Chinese Rose Medallion Porcelain Bowl

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Description: Old Chinese Rose Medallion Porcelain Bowl Chinese early 20th Century, Rose Medallion porcelain bowl; with typical courtship, bird and floral scenes to the interior and exterior; D: 8"

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Pair Creart Glass & Porcelain Compotes

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Description: Pair Creart Glass & Porcelain Compotes Pair compotes by Creart; each with cut glass bowl on a porcelain base adorned with a child in repose; H: 9 3/4" (each)

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Chinese Cizhou-Style Glazed Bottle Vase

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Description: Chinese Cizhou-Style Glazed Bottle Vase Chinese Song/Jin-style Cizhou-type glazed bottle form vase (Yuhu); with design of celestial baby boys, lotus, and foliage (some glaze flaws); H: 9 1/2"

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Chinese Carved Lapis Lazuli He-he Twins

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Description: Chinese Carved Lapis Lazuli He-he Twins Chinese carved lapis lazuli (possibly color enhanced) group; depicting the He-he twins with large lotus flowers and foliage, one holding a box; L: 4 1/2"

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Two Chinese Blue and White Porcelains

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Description: Two Chinese Blue and White Porcelains Two Chinese blue and white porcelains: Yongzheng-style, somewhat hu-form vase with dragon and phoenix motifs, mock lion head handles; together with a Qianlong-style large cylindrical brushpot with continuous landscape design with figures and dwellings (chips to foot), seal marks; H: 15" (taller)

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Antique Japanese Champlevé Enamel Censer

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Description: Antique Japanese Champlevé Enamel Censer Antique Japanese champlevé enamel tripod censer; of tapered globular form with lion head handles, archaistic mask motifs to the body, openwork cover with lion finial, Circa 1900; H: 9 1/2"

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Two Various Old Chinese Porcelains

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Description: Two Various Old Chinese Porcelains Two Chinese porcelains: small Famille Rose brushpot, with scene of an Immortal and a smaller figure in a landscape, seal mark, early 20th Century; together with a miniature blue and white lotus-form water dropper, probably antique; H: 4 5/8" (taller)

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Chinese Celadon Crackle Glazed Jardinière

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Description: Chinese Celadon Crackle Glazed Jardinière Chinese celadon crackle glazed jardinière, probably late 19th Century; circular with rounded rim and tapering toward the foot; D: 10 1/2"

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Sino-Tibetan Gilt Bronze Buddhist Deity

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Description: Sino-Tibetan Gilt Bronze Buddhist Deity Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze multiarmed Buddhist deity; standing on a lotus pedestal and holding ritual items in each hand, with large mandorla behind (polished); H: 6"

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Antique Chinese Enameled Porcelain Vase

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Description: Antique Chinese Enameled Porcelain Vase Antique Chinese enameled porcelain vase: of somewhat baluster form with wide flared rim and with design of a lady and child in a garden, the child playing with a cat; calligraphy to verso, Circa 1900; H: 13 1/4"

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Two Various Chinese Bronze Mirrors

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Description: Two Various Chinese Bronze Mirrors 2 Chinese bronze mirrors: the larger Han-style with qilin and phoenix designs (some encrustation), possibly antique; together with a smaller, probably Yuan/Ming with scrolling design (some wear); D: 5" (larger)

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Two Asian Glazed Ceramic Bowls

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Description: Two Asian Glazed Ceramic Bowls Two glazed ceramic bowls: Yaozhou-type Song-style of foliate form and with moulded lotus and scrolling vines to the interior; together with a Japanese crackle glazed tea bowl, orange color, signed box; D: 7 1/4" (larger)

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Old Japanese Satsuma-Type Shi-shi

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Description: Old Japanese Satsuma-Type Shi-shi Early 20th Century, Japanese Satsuma type Shi-shi; standing in striding position with mouth open and with a floral bow tied around its middle, enameled and gilt detailing (chip to tail); L: 12", marble base

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Three Various Ceramic Vessels

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Description: Three Various Ceramic Vessels Three ceramic vessels: Pre-Columbian black cup of tapered form; Chinese Song-style glazed bowl with everted rim; and Pre-Columbian ewer/water vessel with incised scrolling designs; H: 7 1/2" (tallest)

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Chinese Bronze Tripod Censer

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Description: Chinese Bronze Tripod Censer Chinese bronze tripod censer; of globular form with allover moulded birds and toads among grape vines, the feet in the form of toads, seal mark; D: 6"

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Set of 3 Chinese Eggshell Porcelain Cups

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Description: Set of 3 Chinese Eggshell Porcelain Cups Set of three Chinese enameled "eggshell" porcelain cups; one with design of birds among flowering branches, inscription; continuous landscape scene; and three boys in a landscape, seal mark to each; H: 3 1/4" (each)

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Two Old Imari Porcelain Bowls

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Description: Two Old Imari Porcelain Bowls Two old Japanese Imari porcelain bowls: antique with phoenix and floral motifs, blue and white floral and geometric borders (wear); and early 20th Century with stylized bird and floral panels, blue and white Shi-shi to the interior center, seal mark (minor wear); D: 8 1/4" (each)

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