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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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Chinese Carved Wood Ruyi Scepter

Lot 201: Chinese Carved Wood Ruyi Scepter

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Description: Chinese Carved Wood Ruyi Scepter Chinese carved wood ruyi scepter; with elaborate design of 2 lions flanking an openwork ball; L: 16"

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Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Tea Set

Lot 202: Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Tea Set

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Description: Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Tea Set Chinese Famille Rose porcelain tea set, including covered teapot and 4 cups; each with bird and floral panels on unusual patterned ground with gilt details, seal marks; L: 6" (largest)

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Pair Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Tea Bowls

Lot 203: Pair Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Tea Bowls

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Description: Pair Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Tea Bowls Pair Chinese, Yongzheng-style Famille Rose porcelain tea bowls; each with design of two peacock birds perched on rockery above waves, seal marks and poems; D: 3 1/4" (each), wood boxes

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Pair Chinese Enameled Porcelain Cups

Lot 204: Pair Chinese Enameled Porcelain Cups

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Description: Pair Chinese Enameled Porcelain Cups Pair Chinese enameled porcelain cups; each with detailed depiction of Immortals in boat among waves, Qianlong-style, seal mark, each with poem; D: 3" (each), wood boxes

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Group of Pre-Columbian Pottery Items

Lot 205: Group of Pre-Columbian Pottery Items

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Description: Group of Pre-Columbian Pottery Items Box of Pre-Columbian pottery items; animals and figures, some as vessels, mostly West Coast Mexico (some flaws); totaling approx. 14 pieces; L: 5 1/2" (largest)

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Chinese Yingqing Glazed Porcelain Bowl

Lot 206: Chinese Yingqing Glazed Porcelain Bowl

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Description: Chinese Yingqing Glazed Porcelain Bowl Chinese Song/Yuan Dynasty greenish yingqing glazed porcelain bowl; with moulded interior design of boys and fruit among flowers (some wear and crackling to glaze); D: 7", Japanese wood box

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Antique Chinese Glazed Stoneware Dragon

Lot 207: Antique Chinese Glazed Stoneware Dragon

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Description: Antique Chinese Glazed Stoneware Dragon Antique Chinese celadon or yingqing-type glazed stoneware model of a dragon; standing on a rectangular plinth and carrying a pearl in its mouth (chips to horns), probably Yuan Dynasty; L: 8 1/4", Japanese wood box

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Chinese Archaistic Carved Hardstone Tiger

Lot 208: Chinese Archaistic Carved Hardstone Tiger

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Description: Chinese Archaistic Carved Hardstone Tiger Chinese archaistic carved jade-like hardstone model of a tiger; in striding stance and baring its teeth, russet colored stone; H: 8 1/2"

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Group of 4 Chinese Carved Jade/Hardstones

Lot 209: Group of 4 Chinese Carved Jade/Hardstones

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Description: Group of 4 Chinese Carved Jade/Hardstones Group of 4 somewhat archaistic, Chinese carved jades or hardstones: pair of ruyi scepters, each with ruyi and peach head, both carved in relief with a three-legged toad and figure holding strings of cash; and 2 "calcified" and stained rhyton form vessels: one with horned head to the base and the other with horn-like design, and both with very elaborate incised archaistic motifs; L: 12" (longest)

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Two Archaistic Jade/Hardstone Animals

Lot 210: Two Archaistic Jade/Hardstone Animals

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Description: Two Archaistic Jade/Hardstone Animals Two Chinese archaistic carved jade or hardstone animals: winged qilin standing on all fours, and with parcel gilt and lacquer; and a recumbent boar with green lacquer and incised scrolling motif to the body; L: 7 1/4" (larger)

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Three Antique Japanese Arita Porcelain Bowls

Lot 211: Three Antique Japanese Arita Porcelain Bowls

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Description: Three Antique Japanese Arita Porcelain Bowls Three antique Japanese Arita porcelain bowls: large shallow blue and white with landscape and pine, seal mark; blue and white with florals and bamboo fence, seal mark; blue, white and underglaze copper red with barnyard fowl to the interior and exterior, seal mark; all Circa 1900 or earlier; D: 12" (largest)

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Antique Japanese Bronze Model of a Fish

Lot 212: Antique Japanese Bronze Model of a Fish

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Description: Antique Japanese Bronze Model of a Fish Antique Japanese bronze model of a catfish/koi; with good naturalistic detailing (some wear), Circa 1900; L: 12"

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Bronze Head of a Southeast Asian Woman

Lot 213: Bronze Head of a Southeast Asian Woman

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Description: Bronze Head of a Southeast Asian Woman Bronze head of a Southeast Asian woman; with well coiffed hair and serene expression to the face, seal mark to back of neck; H: 7 1/2", wood stand

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Two Chinese Porcelain Budai Figures

Lot 214: Two Chinese Porcelain Budai Figures

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Description: Two Chinese Porcelain Budai Figures Two Chinese porcelain models of Budai: one massive and very elaborately enameled, seated and holding a gilt tael in one hand, his sack in the other, and wearing a bead necklace, seal mark; the other blue and white and enameled, standing tall in long robes and wearing a necklace, raising a ruyi scepter (some wear to gilt beads), seal mark; H: 27" (taller)

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Older Chinese Carved Ivory Chess Set

Lot 215: Older Chinese Carved Ivory Chess Set

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Description: Older Chinese Carved Ivory Chess Set Very well carved, older Chinese ivory chess set: comprised of 32 pieces, half stained and each depicting various court figures; in a fitted wood inlaid board/box (flaws and some board pieces loose); H: 3 1/4 (tallest ivory); L: 16 1/4" (board)

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English Silver Plated Tea Set by Poole

Lot 216: English Silver Plated Tea Set by Poole

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Description: English Silver Plated Tea Set by Poole Poole English silver plated tea set, including: teapot, hot water pot, sugar and creamer with matching tray; each vessel raised on four feet, the tray with engraved decorative flourishes and raised florals to the rim; L: 12"

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Chinese Carved Hardwood Brushpot

Lot 217: Chinese Carved Hardwood Brushpot

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Description: Chinese Carved Hardwood Brushpot Chinese carved hardwood, probably zitan, brushpot; cylindrical and carved with mandarin ducks and lotus in low relief (minor wear); H: 6 1/4"

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Chinese Carved Green Bowenite Censer

Lot 218: Chinese Carved Green Bowenite Censer

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Description: Chinese Carved Green Bowenite Censer Very elaborately carved, Chinese translucent green bowenite censer: circular on 4 legs and with scrolling motifs in relief, dragon handles with 2 loose rings; the elaborate openwork cover with dragon finial and 8 loose rings; H: 8 1/2", wire inlaid wood stand

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Chinese Spinach Hardstone Dragon Boat

Lot 219: Chinese Spinach Hardstone Dragon Boat

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Description: Chinese Spinach Hardstone Dragon Boat Chinese carved spinach green hardstone double dragon boat; sectional with loose chains and various bell attachments, openwork details; L: 15 1/2", wood stand

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Chinese Carved Hardwood Jewelry Box

Lot 220: Chinese Carved Hardwood Jewelry Box

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Description: Chinese Carved Hardwood Jewelry Box Chinese carved hardwood jewelry box, possibly zitan: rectangular with elaborate relief design to the cover of a dragon and phoenix contesting a flaming pearl; velvet lined, brass hardware (some splitting); L: 9 3/4"

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Pair Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Bowls

Lot 221: Pair Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Bowls

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Description: Pair Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Bowls Pair Chinese Qianlong-style Famille Rose porcelain bowls; each with "Boys Day Festival" motifs in a landscape, seal marks; D: 7 1/4" (each)

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Two Chinese Carved Bamboo Items

Lot 222: Two Chinese Carved Bamboo Items

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Description: Two Chinese Carved Bamboo Items Two Chinese carved bamboo items: brushpot with design of various scholar figures in a landscape, hardwood rim and base; together with a sectional reticulated tubular incense holder with similar figural landscape design, hardwood base and cover (chip to stand); H: 12 1/2" (taller)

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Heavy Chinese Carved Hardwood Censer

Lot 223: Heavy Chinese Carved Hardwood Censer

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Description: Heavy Chinese Carved Hardwood Censer Heavy Chinese carved hardwood, probably zitan, footed censer; of somewhat globular form with flared rim and ogre mask handles, seal mark; D: 6"

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Two Chinese Porcelains: Stem Cup & Tazza

Lot 224: Two Chinese Porcelains: Stem Cup & Tazza

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Description: Two Chinese Porcelains: Stem Cup & Tazza Two Chinese porcelains: Ming-style stem cup, with underglaze copper red stylized fish designs; together with a Yongzheng-style coral red and gilt porcelain tazza with Famille Rose insect and floral center medallion surrounded by Buddhist emblems, the exterior with crane motifs; 6-character mark to each; D: 6 3/4" (larger)

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Chinese Carved Hardstone/Bowenite Urn

Lot 225: Chinese Carved Hardstone/Bowenite Urn

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Description: Chinese Carved Hardstone/Bowenite Urn Chinese carved jade-like hardstone or bowenite covered urn; with animal head handles, lion finial, and 4 loose rings; H: 11"

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Chinese Lacquered Hardwood Box

Lot 226: Chinese Lacquered Hardwood Box

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Description: Chinese Lacquered Hardwood Box Unusual Chinese lacquered hardwood box and cover; rectangular with gilt tracery design of birds and flowering branches, florals to each side (some wear); L: 17"

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Framed Oil on Board Painting: Still Life

Lot 227: Framed Oil on Board Painting: Still Life

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Description: Framed Oil on Board Painting: Still Life Oil on board still life painting; depicting various items on altar table, including: colorful flowers, large coin, paint brush, and deity sculpture, signed Jordan K.; 25 1/2" x 36", framed

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Antique Chinese Silver Creamer & Sugar

Lot 228: Antique Chinese Silver Creamer & Sugar

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Description: Antique Chinese Silver Creamer & Sugar Circa 1900, antique Chinese repoussé silver single handle creamer and double handle sugar bowl; each of rounded square form and with floral and branch motifs, together weighing approx. 13 troy oz., seal marks; L: 5" (larger)

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Chinese Celadon Glazed Stoneware Dish

Lot 229: Chinese Celadon Glazed Stoneware Dish

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Description: Chinese Celadon Glazed Stoneware Dish Chinese Yuan-style celadon glazed dish: with writhing dragon design to the center and fluted lotus pattern to reverse; the glaze very attractively crackled and possibly Yuan/Ming Dynasty; D: 13"

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Chinese Carved Soapstone Dragon Vessel

Lot 230: Chinese Carved Soapstone Dragon Vessel

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Description: Chinese Carved Soapstone Dragon Vessel Unusual Chinese carved soapstone globular footed vessel; with elaborate relief designs of dragons contesting a pearl, seal mark (natural inclusions); D: 3 1/2"

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Pair Antique Chinese Famille Rose Jars

Lot 231: Pair Antique Chinese Famille Rose Jars

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Description: Pair Antique Chinese Famille Rose Jars Pair antique Chinese Famille Rose jars and covers: each ovoid form with flowering pomegranate branch motif; moulded double-peach finials, wire handles, Circa 1900; H: 7 1/2" (each)

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2 Antique Chinese Enameled Porcelain Bowls

Lot 232: 2 Antique Chinese Enameled Porcelain Bowls

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Description: 2 Antique Chinese Enameled Porcelain Bowls 瓷加彩圖紋碗 兩件 Two finely decorated, Chinese Daoguang-style enameled porcelain footed bowls: deep with design of three rams in a landscape to the exterior; together with slightly flared with florals to the exterior, and blue and white Buddhist motif lanterns to interior; both with seal marks (minor wear); D: 6" (larger)

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Three Chinese Enameled Glass Vases

Lot 233: Three Chinese Enameled Glass Vases

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Description: Three Chinese Enameled Glass Vases Group of 3, Chinese enameled "milk" glass vases: pair tapered ovoid form with figures in landscape designs; together with a taller bottle form with birds and butterflies amid bamboo and flowers, seal marks to all; H: 10" (tallest)

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Two Chinese Carved Hardwood Boxes

Lot 234: Two Chinese Carved Hardwood Boxes

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Description: Two Chinese Carved Hardwood Boxes Two Chinese carved hardwood, possibly zitan, covered boxes; each with basket weave pattern to the sides: tall octagonal form with Shou character and bats to cover; and a circular form with two writhing dragon contesting a flaming pearl to the cover, with velvet interior; D: 6" (larger)

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Chinese Carved Hardwood Guanyin

Lot 235: Chinese Carved Hardwood Guanyin

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Description: Chinese Carved Hardwood Guanyin Heavy Chinese carved hardwood figure of Guanyin; standing in a large lotus leaf atop a lotus base, wearing long robes and veil, and carrying a scroll in one hand, the other hand in mudra; H: 20"

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Large Chinese Porcelain Moon Flask

Lot 236: Large Chinese Porcelain Moon Flask

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Description: Large Chinese Porcelain Moon Flask Large Chinese, Qianlong-style porcelain moon flask; the front and back with Famille Rose bird and floral motifs on elaborate carved and gilt ground and with three spouts, seal mark; H: 15"

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Chinese Carved Wood Ruyi Scepter

Lot 237: Chinese Carved Wood Ruyi Scepter

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Description: Chinese Carved Wood Ruyi Scepter Chinese carved wood ruyi scepter; with longevity designs and Shou motif surrounded by bats to the head, and with character plaque on patterned ground to the body, silk tassel; L: 19"

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Pair Chinese Carved Hardwood Scroll Weights

Lot 238: Pair Chinese Carved Hardwood Scroll Weights

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Description: Pair Chinese Carved Hardwood Scroll Weights Pair Chinese carved hardwood scroll weights, possibly zitan; each rectangular with incised poem, and each set with a celadon jade plaque carved with pine and deer motif; L: 10 1/2" (each)

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Two Chinese Carved Hardwood Containers

Lot 239: Two Chinese Carved Hardwood Containers

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Description: Two Chinese Carved Hardwood Containers Two Chinese carved hardwood, probably zitan, cylindrical boxes or containers; taller with relief of a dragon and phoenix contesting a flaming pearl, calligraphy above, birds and flowering branches to the cover; the other bamboo form; H: 14 3/4" (taller)

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Chinese Hardwood Cylindrical Brushpot

Lot 240: Chinese Hardwood Cylindrical Brushpot

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Description: Chinese Hardwood Cylindrical Brushpot Chinese hardwood brushpot, possibly zitan; of attractive slightly concave cylindrical form and on three feet (some wear and rim flaw); H: 7"

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Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain teapot

Lot 241: Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain teapot

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Description: Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain teapot Delicately Famille Rose enameled, Chinese porcelain teapot and cover; square form with landscape and floral panels on engraved yellow enameled ground, seal mark; H: 7", fine hardwood stand

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Large Chinese Celadon Glazed Jardinière

Lot 242: Large Chinese Celadon Glazed Jardinière

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Description: Large Chinese Celadon Glazed Jardinière Large and extremely heavy, Chinese celadon glazed jardinière: of tapered globular form with quatrefoil form biscuit dragon and phoenix panels; moulded lion mask and loose ring handles at the shoulder (missing 3 loose rings); H: 19"

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2 Chinese Wood Carvings: Buffalo & Washer

Lot 243: 2 Chinese Wood Carvings: Buffalo & Washer

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Description: 2 Chinese Wood Carvings: Buffalo & Washer Two Chinese hardwood carvings (probably zitan): water buffalo in repose with a boy climbing onto its back and holding a wide brimmed hat; together with a naturalistic lotus form brushwasher with various buds and with a bird perched at the rim; L: 8" (larger)

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Chinese Paper Scroll: Equestrian

Lot 244: Chinese Paper Scroll: Equestrian

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Description: Chinese Paper Scroll: Equestrian Chinese ink and colors on paper scroll; depicting a man riding a horse and a second figure standing at his side, inscription and seal mark (lightly toned); 50" x 25"

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Chinese Paper Scroll: Bodhisattva

Lot 245: Chinese Paper Scroll: Bodhisattva

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Description: Chinese Paper Scroll: Bodhisattva Chinese ink and colors on paper scroll; depicting a Bodhisattva seated on a raised pedestal and holding a vessel in one hand, a branch in the other, seal marks (toned); 42" x 18 1/2"

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Chinese Paper Scroll: Children

Lot 246: Chinese Paper Scroll: Children

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Description: Chinese Paper Scroll: Children Chinese ink and colors on paper scroll; depicting children in and around a tree collecting fruit, inscription and seal mark (foxing and toned); 49" x 25"

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Two Various Chinese Paper Scrolls

Lot 247: Two Various Chinese Paper Scrolls

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Description: Two Various Chinese Paper Scrolls Two Chinese ink and colors on paper scrolls: a handscroll depicting various insects (toned and creases); the other depicting barnyard fowl among flowering trees (toned), inscription and seal mark to each; 8" x 95" (larger)

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Two Chinese Paper Landscape Scrolls

Lot 248: Two Chinese Paper Landscape Scrolls

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Description: Two Chinese Paper Landscape Scrolls Two Chinese ink and colors on paper scrolls: one depicting a mountainous landscape with figures in a dwelling among trees; the other of many figures in a landscape (each heavily toned), each with inscription and seal mark; 53" x 26" (larger)

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Chinese Paper Scroll: Seated Beauty

Lot 249: Chinese Paper Scroll: Seated Beauty

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Description: Chinese Paper Scroll: Seated Beauty Chinese ink and colors on paper scroll; depicting a beauty seated on rockery among bamboo, inscription and seal mark; 36" x 20"

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Two Chinese Silk Scrolls: Flowering Plants

Lot 250: Two Chinese Silk Scrolls: Flowering Plants

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Description: Two Chinese Silk Scrolls: Flowering Plants Two Chinese ink and colors on silk scrolls: one depicting two birds perched above colorful flowering plants; the other of a butterfly in flight among flowering plants; inscription and seal mark to each; 35" x 18" (larger)

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