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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

9330 Civic Center Drive

Beverly Hills, CA, 90210 USA

Phone: +1 (310) 285 0182

Fax: +1 (310) 285 9740

Email: chait@chait.com

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Two Carved Ivories: Snuff Bottle & Netsuke

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Description: Two Carved Ivories: Snuff Bottle & Netsuke Two carved ivories: antique Chinese polychromed snuff bottle in the form of a deity seated on a ram and carrying a flower (chips); together with a netsuke of a detailed recumbent water buffalo with a roped tied around its head, inlaid eyes, signed; H: 3" (snuff bottle)

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Old Carved Ivory Netsuke: Rabbit

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Description: Old Carved Ivory Netsuke: Rabbit Early 20th Century carved ivory netsuke; of a rabbit, inlaid eyes, fine patina, wood stand

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Carved Ivory Netsuke: Water Buffalo

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Description: Carved Ivory Netsuke: Water Buffalo 象牙根付 Well carved and attractively patinated, antique ivory netsuke; of a recumbent water buffalo with inlaid eyes, early 19th Century, unsigned (usual wear); Provenance: De-accessioned from L.A. County Museum in the 60's

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Group of Various Small Carvings

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Description: Group of Various Small Carvings Group of various carvings, including: polychromed ivory netsuke-sized okimono of a house and tree at the foot of a mountain, wood stand; 2 Chinese ivory elephants with raised trunks, wood stands; turn face ivory netsuke with some polychrome, of a Hanya, signed; fossil walrus ivory fish on rockery, whale bone base; and Eskimo carved spider web turquoise squirrel; total 6 pieces; L: 3" (largest)

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Three Japanese Carved Bone/Antler Netsuke

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Description: Three Japanese Carved Bone/Antler Netsuke Group of 3 Japanese carved bone or stag antler netsuke: with incised and inked bird among rockery, signed; with low relief bearded figure; and tusk form carved as a bamboo shoot (wear and some minor flaws to all); L: 3 3/4" (longest)

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Two Antique Carved Stag Antler Netsuke

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Description: Two Antique Carved Stag Antler Netsuke Two antique Japanese carved stag antler netsuke: standing Gamma Sennin with staff and gourd; together with a seated Hotei seated with his sack, holding a fan and with an attendant at his shoulder, inlays to atendant,19th Century

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Two Various Antique Carved Netsuke

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Description: Two Various Antique Carved Netsuke Two antique carved netsuke: stag antler or bone figure with large sack (some wear); together with an ivory group of clam shells; both 19th Century

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Antique Japanese Tobacco Pouch & Netsuke

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Description: Antique Japanese Tobacco Pouch & Netsuke Antique Japanese carved and lacquered leather tobacco pouch; with allover floral motifs and dragon clasp; the dragon manju netsuke in celluloid and metalwork (wear and flaws); L: 8 1/2"

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Antique Japanese 4-Case Lacquer Inro

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Description: Antique Japanese 4-Case Lacquer Inro Antique Japanese 4-case lacquer inro; with raised gilt lacquer dragon among clouds design (minor wear), agate ojime; L: 2 1/2"

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Two Antique Japanese Bronze Tsuba

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Description: Two Antique Japanese Bronze Tsuba Two Antique Japanese bronze (tsuba) sword guards: one chrysanthemum form with small soft metal inlays; and openwork with bamboo motif; D: 3 1/2" (larger)

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Antique Marine Ivory Okimono: Sage

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Description: Antique Marine Ivory Okimono: Sage Antique carved marine ivory (probably whale's tooth) okimono; of a bearded sage, seated on rockery and wearing long robes and tall cap, holding a boy and a peach, Circa 1900; H: 4 3/4", wood stand

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Heavy Chinese Carved Soapstone Budai

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Description: Heavy Chinese Carved Soapstone Budai Heavy Chinese carved soapstone Budai; seated and holding a ruyi scepter, incised florals to his robes and with mandorla, consistent deep brown color to stone; H: 8 1/2"

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Old Carved Ivory Okimono: Basket Maker

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Description: Old Carved Ivory Okimono: Basket Maker Elaborately carved, old Japanese ivory okimono; of a basket maker seated and working at his waress, signed on inlaid red lacquer plaque (small loss to his right side); L: 3"

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Old Carved Ivory Okimono: Buddha

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Description: Old Carved Ivory Okimono: Buddha Old Japanese carved ivory okimono; of Buddha standing on a lotus base, wearing long robes and leaf-type headdress, and with mandorla, signed; H: 5"

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Antique Carved Ivory Okimono: Farmer

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Description: Antique Carved Ivory Okimono: Farmer Antique Japanese sectional carved ivory okimono; of a farmer wearing a hat and holding a tool, with a basket of crop at his feet, signed (loss of object from one hand), Circa 1900 H: 7 1/4"

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Pair Japanese Carved Ivory Okimono

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Description: Pair Japanese Carved Ivory Okimono Pair Japanese carved ivory okimono of a couple: he with rake and minogame (top of rake missing); she with broom, signed; H: 5" (each)

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Antique Japanese Carved Ivory Box

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Description: Antique Japanese Carved Ivory Box Antique Japanese carved ivory box; oval with numerous figures in continuous scene in relief of figures performing various tasks associated with rice harvest, fruit to cover (small plug missing from bottom); H: 4 1/2"

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Antique Carved Ivory Okimono Figural Group

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Description: Antique Carved Ivory Okimono Figural Group Antique carved Japanese ivory okimono; of a man carrying a parasol tied with a sack, holding the hand of a young boy with a lantern, Circa 1900; H: 6", wood stand

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Old Carved Ivory Okimono: Woman with Fan

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Description: Old Carved Ivory Okimono: Woman with Fan Old Japanese carved marine ivory (whale's tooth) okimono; of a woman seated on rockery and holding a fan, signed, early 20th Century; H: 4 1/2"

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Chinese Carved Purple Fluorite Guanyin

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Description: Chinese Carved Purple Fluorite Guanyin Chinese carved purple fluorite figure of Guanyin; standing in long flowing robes and carrying a basket of flowers, deep purple color; H: 14", wood stand

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Two Chinese Carved Jadeite Items

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Description: Two Chinese Carved Jadeite Items Two Chinese carved jadeite pieces: oval plaque with Guanyin, child Buddha and attendant, Shoulao and bat to verso; together with a small figure of a standing Lohan with openwork staff; both with bright apple green coloration (not tested for color origin); L: 3" (larger)

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Group of 16 Chinese Carved Jades

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Description: Group of 16 Chinese Carved Jades Group of 16 small Chinese carved jades, some archaistic, most celadon colors, including: cat fish; 2 cats; lion; figure with a horse; locust; horse; Budai; rabbit; Buddha's hand citron; jarlet (no cover); 2 birds; 3-legged toad; 2 bi; together with a carved white jade Pre-Columbian-type figural pendant (minor chip); totaling 17 pieces; L: 2 1/2" (largest)

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Three Various Chinese Carved Jades

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Description: Three Various Chinese Carved Jades Group of 3 Chinese carved jades, including: greyish brown pig; greyish green and yellow recumbent dog; and archaistic scroll weight with carved design of a scholar in a landscape with pine and footbridge; L: 9 1/2" (largest)

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Group of Nine Chinese Carved Jades

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Description: Group of Nine Chinese Carved Jades Group of Chinese carved jades, including jadeite pendants: translucent and russet tiger; green hydra with Buddha's hand citron; 2 with writhing dragons: one with green and lavender, the other with russet coloration; translucent green with grape vines in a basket; together with 2 celadon jade toggles of recumbent lions; white recumbent qilin; and together with a bangle bracelet; totaling 9 pieces; D: 3" (largest)

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Group of Four Various Chinese Items

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Description: Group of Four Various Chinese Items Group of various Chinese items: carved rust color jadeite pebble pendant carved with Budai; carved russet jade cup with snake handle; early style bronze mirror with some gilt; and a carved jade-like hardstone archaistic bi with allover hydra, verso with mask motifs; D: 5" (largest)

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18K Gold, Diamond & Jadeite Pendant

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Description: 18K Gold, Diamond & Jadeite Pendant 18K white gold pendant; set with a bright emerald green jadeite bi with a small round diamond at the center and bordered by channel-set baguette diamonds; L: 1"

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Two Carved Figures: Soapstone & Ivory

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Description: Two Carved Figures: Soapstone & Ivory Two carved figures: antique Chinese soapstone holding objects (losses); together with an old Japanese carved ivory kneeling figure with a vessel in one hand and knife in the other (repair); H: 4 3/4" (taller)

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Antique Chinese Jade & Hardstone Tree

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Description: Antique Chinese Jade & Hardstone Tree Antique Chinese jade and hardstone flowering tree; comprised of light pink rose quartz, agate, and others (various losses and flaws); in cloisonné enamel base (some chips), Circa 1900; H: 20"

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Native Maori Carved Spinach Jade Pendant

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Description: Native Maori Carved Spinach Jade Pendant Unusual New Zealand, Maori carved spinach green jade pendant; openwork infinite spiraling form, highly polished; L: 2 1/8"

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Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Seal

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Description: Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Seal 青玉雕螭龍鈕印 Chinese carved celadon jade seal; of squared form with a finely detailed chilong finial; with mottled gilt and lacquered overlay emulating archaistic bronze (usual minor wear); H: 5 1/2"

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Carved Fluorescent Jade Fish in Waves

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Description: Carved Fluorescent Jade Fish in Waves Carved fluorescent jade fish; emerging from stylized waves, of a soft gray color with light pink and green suffusions, bright pink-purple glow under ultraviolet light; H: 6 3/4"

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Chinese Carved Celadon & Brown Jade Immortal

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Description: Chinese Carved Celadon & Brown Jade Immortal Chinese carved celadon and brown jade bearded Immortal; standing with a wide-brimmed hat at his back and carrying a staff in one hand, beads in the other; H: 7 1/2"

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Chinese Green Jade Wrist/Brushrest

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Description: Chinese Green Jade Wrist/Brushrest Chinese highly translucent pale green jade wrist or brushrest; of flat rectangular form with low relief design of a sage crossing a bridge in a landscape, seal mark; L: 7 1/2"

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Chinese Carved White Jade Prayer Wheel

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Description: Chinese Carved White Jade Prayer Wheel Chinese carved white jade prayer wheel; flora form with rotating central catfish and ruyi fungus medallion; D: 3", carved wood hanging stand with openwork details and dragon-fish

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Chinese Carved Spinach Jade Guanyin

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Description: Chinese Carved Spinach Jade Guanyin Chinese carved spinach jade figure of Guanyin; standing in long robes and veil, atop a double lotus pedestal above waves, holding a vessel in one hand, a whisk in the other; H: 12", wood stand

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Pair Chinese Spinach Jade Miniature Urns

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Description: Pair Chinese Spinach Jade Miniature Urns Pair Chinese carved spinach jade miniature urns and covers; each of somewhat archaistic bronze form with carved ogre mask designs and each with 3 loose rings; H: 5 1/4" (each)

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Chinese Archaistic Carved Celadon Jade Qilin

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Description: Chinese Archaistic Carved Celadon Jade Qilin Chinese archaistic carved celadon jade qilin; standing and carrying a ruyi fungus in its mouth, a young qilin on its back; L: 4"

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Chinese Carved Green Jade Camel

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Description: Chinese Carved Green Jade Camel Chinese carved green jade model of a Tang-style Bactrian camel; standing with head back and mouth open, some brown suffusions to the stone; H: 6 1/2", wood stand

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Large Chinese Archaistic Carved Jade Qilin

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Description: Large Chinese Archaistic Carved Jade Qilin Large Chinese archaistic carved celadon and brown jade model of a qilin; in a crouching stance and baring its teeth (repair to one paw); L: 10"

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Two Old Japanese Lacquered Figures

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Description: Two Old Japanese Lacquered Figures Two old Japanese lacquered figures: kneeling male on separate matching stand; together with a polychromed pottery girl seated in floral robes (various chips and wear); H: 16" (tallest)

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Pair Tall Chinese Famille Verte Porcelain Qilin

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Description: Pair Tall Chinese Famille Verte Porcelain Qilin Pair tall Chinese Famille Verte porcelain models of qilin; each seated on rectangular bases and baring their teeth; the bases with detailed butterfly and floral designs in somewhat Kangxi style (flaws to enamels of one); H: 24" (each)

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Antique Chinese Flambé-Type Glazed Vase

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Description: Antique Chinese Flambé-Type Glazed Vase Antique Chinese purple flambé-type glazed vase; of baluster form with even coloration and red interior (glaze flaws and firing flaw to rim); H: 16"

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Pair Antique Japanese Cylindrical Lacquer Boxes

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Description: Pair Antique Japanese Cylindrical Lacquer Boxes Pair tall, ribbed antique Japanese cylindrical lacquer boxes (hakko bako); each with cover and raised on four legs, each with metalwork mounts and tassels (chips and flaws); H: 16" (each)

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Fine Lapis Lazuli Pavéd Box

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Description: Fine Lapis Lazuli Pavéd Box Lapis lazuli pavéd box with hinged cover; rectangular and with good color, the interior lined with translucent white marble or onyx; L: 4"

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Two Chinese Porcelains: Pedestal & Lotus Dish

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Description: Two Chinese Porcelains: Pedestal & Lotus Dish Two Chinese Qianlong-style porcelains: sectional lamp, pedestal form with openwork floral and dragon designs, elaborate enameled floral to the base (restored); together with a celadon glazed lotus dish, of foliate form with carved petal design to the interior (rim repair), seal mark to each; H: 12 1/2" (taller)

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Group of Three Hardstone Bangle Bracelets

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Description: Group of Three Hardstone Bangle Bracelets Group of 3 Chinese hardstone bangle bracelets: brilliant emerald green (color enhanced); together with 2 in white, one carved with spiral pattern; D: 3 1/4" (largest)

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Group of 6 Antique Chinese Porcelain Dishes

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Description: Group of 6 Antique Chinese Porcelain Dishes Group of 6, antique Chinese porcelain dishes: two 18th Century Export plates, each with various florals; Imari polychromed dish with landscape design and patterned border; Late Qing Dynasty Famille Rose dish with insects and florals, seal mark; and pair smaller Famille Rose floral plates, seal marks; D: 9 1/4" (largest)

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Two Antique Chinese Export Porcelain Bowls

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Description: Two Antique Chinese Export Porcelain Bowls Two 18th Century Chinese Export porcelain bowls: each circular with matching floral garland designs to the exterior and blossom to interior center, one smaller (hairline to the smaller); D: 8 1/2" (larger)

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Chinese Yixing Pottery Circular Teapot

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Description: Chinese Yixing Pottery Circular Teapot Chinese yixing pottery teapot with cover; of good squat circular form with inscription around rim, seal mark; L: 6 1/2", Japanese wood box

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Pair Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Dishes

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Description: Pair Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Dishes Pair Chinese Jiajing-style Famille Rose porcelain dishes; each with foliate rim and with Chinese taste pomegranate branches and flowering plants designs, seal marks; D: 8" (each)

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