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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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Cased Bone & Bamboo Mahjong Set

Lot 402: Cased Bone & Bamboo Mahjong Set

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Description: Cased Bone & Bamboo Mahjong Set Cased bone and bamboo Mahjong game set, including; bone and bamboo tiles, bone counting sticks, bone dice, and other pieces; L: 13" (box)

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Chinese Carved Ivory Chess Set

Lot 403: Chinese Carved Ivory Chess Set

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Chess Set Chinese carved ivory chess set of 32 pieces, one half stained and some with inked incised details; figural designs including Immortals; in a fitted board box; H: 3" (tallest piece), L: 20" (box)

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Antique Japanese Bone Samurai Sword

Lot 404: Antique Japanese Bone Samurai Sword

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Description: Antique Japanese Bone Samurai Sword Unusual and very elaborately carved, antique Japanese bone Samurai sword; with allover medium and low relief scenes of Samurai warriors, some holding fans (old repairs), late 19th Century; L: 35"

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Antique Japanese Carved Bone Dagger

Lot 405: Antique Japanese Carved Bone Dagger

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Description: Antique Japanese Carved Bone Dagger Antique Japanese carved bone dagger (tanto); the handle and sheath carved with various figures among village dwellings (minor flaws), late 19th Century; L: 15 1/2"

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Chinese Carved Ivory Standing Beauty

Lot 406: Chinese Carved Ivory Standing Beauty

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Standing Beauty Chinese carved ivory figure of a beauty; standing and wearing long robes and phoenix headdress, carrying a branch and flowers inone hand, a fan in the other, signed (chips to flowers); H: 18"

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Chinese Cloisonné Enamel & Ivory Beauty

Lot 407: Chinese Cloisonné Enamel & Ivory Beauty

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Description: Chinese Cloisonné Enamel & Ivory Beauty Unusual Chinese cloisonné enamel and ivory model of a reclining beauty or Guanyin: the head, hands and foot well carved in ivory; turquoise cabochon "jewels" to forehead, crown and filigree necklace, her robes with Shou characters and Buddhist emblems (no chain to necklace); L: 15", wire inlaid wood stand

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Group of Three Various Chinese Items

Lot 408: Group of Three Various Chinese Items

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Description: Group of Three Various Chinese Items Group of three Chinese items: small scrimmed ivory covered box, of shallow circular form with floral motifs; carved ivory seated Budai; and a flattened circular cinnabar lacquered pendant, carved with Shou character and florals, on a cord; D: 2 1/2" (largest)

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Chinese Cloisonné Enamel & Ivory Beauty

Lot 409: Chinese Cloisonné Enamel & Ivory Beauty

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Description: Chinese Cloisonné Enamel & Ivory Beauty Chinese figure of a beauty; standing and holding a flower, cloisonné enamel floral robes with delicate detailing to enamels, her head and hand carved from ivory and with fine polychrome; H: 10", wire inlaid wood stand

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Chinese Carved Ivory Standing Guanyin

Lot 410: Chinese Carved Ivory Standing Guanyin

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Standing Guanyin Early 20th Century, Chinese carved ivory Guanyin; standing in long robes with scrimmed bamboo motif and veil, holding a vase with foliage, well scrimmed detailing, Circa 1900; H: 7 1/4", wood stand (portion of stand gone)

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Antique Chinese Carved Marine Ivory Lohan

Lot 411: Antique Chinese Carved Marine Ivory Lohan

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Description: Antique Chinese Carved Marine Ivory Lohan Antique Chinese carved marine ivory (whale's tooth) figure of a Lohan; seated on rockery and holding his eye brows; H: 4 1/2", wood stand

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Old Chinese Carved Ivory Bearded Immortal

Lot 412: Old Chinese Carved Ivory Bearded Immortal

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Description: Old Chinese Carved Ivory Bearded Immortal Old Chinese carved ivory figure of a bearded Immortal; standing with bare feet and with a staff, carrying a double gourd; H: 5", wood stand

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Two Eskimo Carved Fossil Ivory Whales

Lot 413: Two Eskimo Carved Fossil Ivory Whales

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Description: Two Eskimo Carved Fossil Ivory Whales Two Eskimo carved fossil marine (walrus) ivory models of a whale: sperm whale, wood stand; together with humpback whale and young on wave-like base, signed; L: 5" (larger)

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Three Various Eskimo Ivory Carvings

Lot 414: Three Various Eskimo Ivory Carvings

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Description: Three Various Eskimo Ivory Carvings Three various Eskimo ivory carvings, probably all fossil marine: seated man holding a stick and paddle; napkin ring with bear face baring its teeth, some polychrome; and an owl with inlaid eyes; H: 2 1/2" (tallest)

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Old Eskimo Carved Ivory Cane/Parasol Handle

Lot 415: Old Eskimo Carved Ivory Cane/Parasol Handle

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Description: Old Eskimo Carved Ivory Cane/Parasol Handle Old Eskimo carved, marine (walrus) ivory cane or parasol handle; with fox, seal and claw motif , inlaid eyes (minor wear and crazing); L: 10"

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Eskimo Carved Ivory Cribbage Board

Lot 416: Eskimo Carved Ivory Cribbage Board

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Description: Eskimo Carved Ivory Cribbage Board Eskimo carved, fossil marine (walrus) ivory cribbage board; in the form of a seal and with scrimmed seal motifs, inlaid eyes (old crazing); L: 8"

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Eskimo Carved Ivory Polar Bear Group

Lot 417: Eskimo Carved Ivory Polar Bear Group

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Description: Eskimo Carved Ivory Polar Bear Group Eskimo carved, fossil marine (walrus) ivory group; depicting a polar bear aproaching a seal or otter, on whale bone slab, signed Orville Ahkinga Jr, Diomede, Alaska 99762; L: 6 3/4"

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Eskimo Carved Ivory Seals

Lot 418: Eskimo Carved Ivory Seals

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Description: Eskimo Carved Ivory Seals Eskimo sectional carved, fossil marine (walrus) ivory group; depicting two seals on rockery, inked details, signed Topkok; L: 7 1/2"

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Two Eskimo Carved Ivory Whistles

Lot 419: Two Eskimo Carved Ivory Whistles

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Description: Two Eskimo Carved Ivory Whistles Two Eskimo carved ivory whistles: the smaller carved as a head of a hound dog; the larger finial and able to be worn as a pendant; L: 2 3/4" (larger)

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Polished Bronze Award by Bennett

Lot 420: Polished Bronze Award by Bennett

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Description: Polished Bronze Award by Bennett Polished bronze sculptural award by Bob Bennett; stylized somewhat flame form, signed, dated 89, numbered 43/50; H: 18"

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Antique Chinese Painting: Celestial Beauty

Lot 421: Antique Chinese Painting: Celestial Beauty

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Description: Antique Chinese Painting: Celestial Beauty Antique Chinese ink and colors on paper painting laid down on board; depicting a celestial beauty or Guanyin standing in long robes and holding a jar, a large phoenix bird standing behind (flaws, toned and old repair); 51" x 32", framed (flaws to frame, no glass)

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Chinese Album of 10 Rooster Paintings

Lot 422: Chinese Album of 10 Rooster Paintings

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Description: Chinese Album of 10 Rooster Paintings 水墨設色 公雞畫冊 Chinese mounted album; with ink and color on paper paintings of ten very colorful roosters: each signed and with seal; accordion bound with silk covers (usual minor wear); 11" x 7 7/8" (album overall)

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Two Various Signed Framed Flatworks

Lot 423: Two Various Signed Framed Flatworks

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Description: Two Various Signed Framed Flatworks Two 20th Century flatworks: watercolor of a stepped walkway bordered by trees and buildings, by Jensenious Jacobsen, signed and dated 1949; together with an abstract etching of an architectural feature, by Rasmus Nellemen (Danish), signed and dated 1956 (toned) 16 3/4" x 21" (larger), each framed

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Three Various Framed Asian Flatworks

Lot 424: Three Various Framed Asian Flatworks

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Description: Three Various Framed Asian Flatworks Two antique Japanese woodblock print diptychs: one depicting figures on a outdoor deck with flowering branches above; the other of figures outdoors, one seated on a blanket, both signed (lightly toned and minor flaws); together with an old Chinese ink and colors on silk painting, depicting two butterflies in flight among blossoming branches, seal mark; 14" x 20" (largest), all framed

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Watercolor Painting by Adolf Denh

Lot 425: Watercolor Painting by Adolf Denh

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Description: Watercolor Painting by Adolf Denh Watercolor color painting by Adolf Denh ( American, 1895-1968); depicting a landscape painting with figures wielding swords around a body of water, signed and dated 1942; 19" x 26 1/2"

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Large Indian Framed Painting: Many Deities

Lot 426: Large Indian Framed Painting: Many Deities

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Description: Large Indian Framed Painting: Many Deities Large Indian painting on fabric; depicting numerous figures flanking a central deity and attendants (minor wear); 38" x 60", framed

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Two Chinese Framed Paintings: Floral

Lot 427: Two Chinese Framed Paintings: Floral

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Description: Two Chinese Framed Paintings: Floral Two Chinese ink and colors on paper paintings: each depicting a colorful floral bowl; 13" x 13" (each), each finely framed

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Three Various Old Asian Flatworks

Lot 428: Three Various Old Asian Flatworks

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Description: Three Various Old Asian Flatworks Three old Asian flatworks: 2 Japanese ink and colors on silk paintings of frogs, one with bird and vessel; and a Chinese print of birds and a flowering precious vessel (some small flaws); 6 1/2" x 5" (largest), all framed

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12 Chinese Photographs: Waterscapes

Lot 429: 12 Chinese Photographs: Waterscapes

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Description: 12 Chinese Photographs: Waterscapes 12 Chinese photographs; each depicting of various waterscapes, most with figures in boats; 10" x 7 1/2" (each), each finely framed

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4 Framed Antique Japanese Woodblock Prints

Lot 430: 4 Framed Antique Japanese Woodblock Prints

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Description: 4 Framed Antique Japanese Woodblock Prints Set of 4 antique Japanese woodblock prints: three depicting various profile "shadows" of figures; and a fourth with figure carrying an object; 13" x 8" (each), each framed

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Signed Serigraph by L. Paolsillico

Lot 431: Signed Serigraph by L. Paolsillico

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Description: Signed Serigraph by L. Paolsillico Colorful serigraph print by Leo Paolsillico (American, b. 1944), titled "Having a Mind of Your Own", depicting various figures in an art class standing at their easels with a figure before them, signed and numbered 261/295; 24" x 32", framed

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Signed Lana Turner SAG card

Lot 432: Signed Lana Turner SAG card

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Description: Signed Lana Turner SAG card SAG (Screen Actor's Guild) card from Lana Turner, with expiration date of October 31, 1934, signed; 2" x 3", framed in 26" x 27" frame

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Signed Mixed Media by Laszlo Dus

Lot 433: Signed Mixed Media by Laszlo Dus

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Description: Signed Mixed Media by Laszlo Dus Mixed media collage by Laszlo Dus (Hungarian, b. 1941) titled Peartura, signed; 25" x 17", framed

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Group of 4 Watercolors by L. Falkowski

Lot 434: Group of 4 Watercolors by L. Falkowski

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Description: Group of 4 Watercolors by L. Falkowski Group of 4 watercolor paintings on paper by Leopold Falkowski (Polish); each depicting a tree filled landscape, possibly a set depicting the 4 seasons; each signed and dated '70, '71 and '72; 20" x 15" (each), each framed (some flaws to frames); with 1972 Polish National Museum of Warsaw paperwork on verso

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Signed Serigraph by Mark King

Lot 435: Signed Serigraph by Mark King

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Description: Signed Serigraph by Mark King Serigraph print by Mark King (British, b. 1931); depicting figures walking on the street in the rain, one carrying a pink umbrella, titled "Pink Umbrella", signed, dated 1988, and numbered 60/75; 27" x 36"

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Signed Serigraph by Tie-Feng Jian

Lot 436: Signed Serigraph by Tie-Feng Jian

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Description: Signed Serigraph by Tie-Feng Jian Serigraph print by Tie-Feng Jian (Chinese, b.1938); "Girl of Suzhou", of a modern abstract colorful nude figure, signed, dated 1987, and numbered 23/293; 31 1/2" x 32 1/2", framed

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Two Chinese Framed Paper Scrolls

Lot 437: Two Chinese Framed Paper Scrolls

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Description: Two Chinese Framed Paper Scrolls Two Chinese ink and colors on paper scrolls: horizontal boy with horse; and vertical precious vessels, possibly printed, with calligraphy panel above; inscriptions and seal marks to each; 17" x 25 1/2" (larger), each framed

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Album of Prints:

Lot 438: Album of Prints: "Famous Paintings of the World"

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Description: Album of Prints: "Famous Paintings of the World" Collection containing a series of 20 portfolios of fine art prints; entitled "Famous Paintings of the World" and dated from February to June, 1894 (as-is, all the pages toned); L: 16"

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Antique Greek Wood Icon Painting

Lot 439: Antique Greek Wood Icon Painting

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Description: Antique Greek Wood Icon Painting Antique Greek icon painting on board; depicting the Virgin Mary holding the child Christ and with 2 saints below (typical wear and flaws), possibly 18th Century; L: 10 1/2"

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Framed Tibetan Thanka: White Tara

Lot 440: Framed Tibetan Thanka: White Tara

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Description: Framed Tibetan Thanka: White Tara Framed Tibetan thanka; of a white 4-armed Tara, seated in lotus posture atop a lotus pedestal and holding beads in one hand, a lotus blossom in the other, with mandorla and with 2 deities below (minor flaws), signed on reverse; 21" x 16 1/2", fine mounting and frame

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Chinese Lacquered Vitrine Cabinet

Lot 441: Chinese Lacquered Vitrine Cabinet

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Description: Chinese Lacquered Vitrine Cabinet Chinese lacquered and lighted vitrine cabinet; with glazed double doors above two drawers and two smaller double doors below with bird and floral designs, glass shelves; H: 68", with Shanghai China Trademark label

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Three Chinese Blue & White Porcelains

Lot 443: Three Chinese Blue & White Porcelains

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Description: Three Chinese Blue & White Porcelains Three 14th/15th Century-style Chinese blue and white porcelains: ewer of flattened circular form with phoenix-type spout and dragon motifs; vase with added enamels, baluster form with phoenix and floral motifs, lion head handles; and a baluster form dragon jar; H: 16" (tallest)

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Two Large Chinese Blue & White Porcelains

Lot 444: Two Large Chinese Blue & White Porcelains

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Description: Two Large Chinese Blue & White Porcelains Two large Chinese Xuande-style blue and white porcelains: octagonal meiping with cover, floral motifs to each side; together with a bottle form vase with continuous writhing dragon among flowers; each with 6-character mark; H: 25" (larger)

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Large Chinese Red Ground Porcelain Vase

Lot 445: Large Chinese Red Ground Porcelain Vase

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Description: Large Chinese Red Ground Porcelain Vase Large Chinese, red ground Qianlong-style porcelain vase; of bottle form with design of 8 naturalistic horses in a gilt landscape with large tree, seal mark with poem to verso; H: 22 1/2"

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Massive Hardwood Brushpot/Umbrella Stand

Lot 446: Massive Hardwood Brushpot/Umbrella Stand

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Description: Massive Hardwood Brushpot/Umbrella Stand Massive and extremely heavy, Chinese carved hardwood brush pot or umbrella stand; cylindrical with calligraphy poems and inscription in relief; H: 22"

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Antique Japanese Imari Porcelain Charger

Lot 447: Antique Japanese Imari Porcelain Charger

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Description: Antique Japanese Imari Porcelain Charger Antique Japanese Imari porcelain charger; with typical floral panels around a central medallion of blossoms and foliage (some wear, rim chip), Circa 1900; D: 18"

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Southeast Asian Pottery Plaque: Hindu Figures

Lot 448: Southeast Asian Pottery Plaque: Hindu Figures

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Description: Southeast Asian Pottery Plaque: Hindu Figures Southeast Asian stucco or pottery plaque; with Hindu figures, some playing musical instruments, others holding flowers, each wearing an elaborate headdress; L: 27", on stand

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9 Chinese Figural Glazed Pottery Roof Tiles

Lot 449: 9 Chinese Figural Glazed Pottery Roof Tiles

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Description: 9 Chinese Figural Glazed Pottery Roof Tiles Collection of 9 Chinese glazed pottery roof tiles; each of a mythological figure, riding on various animals, including: rabbit, horses, monkey, qilin, water buffalo, pig, dragon turtle, and crane; most figures in dynamic pose as if wielding a spear, each colorfully glazed (minor flaws, no spears); L: 13"(largest), lucite stands

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Pair Tall Chinese Enameled Porcelain Vases

Lot 450: Pair Tall Chinese Enameled Porcelain Vases

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Description: Pair Tall Chinese Enameled Porcelain Vases Pair tall Chinese enameled porcelain vases: each somewhat baluster form with various scenes of figures in landscapes, seal marks; H: 24" (each), wood stands

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Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Jardinière

Lot 451: Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Jardinière

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Description: Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Jardinière 黃地粉彩福壽紋罐 Chinese Guangxu-style, Famille Rose enameled porcelain jardinière: with design of bats in flight amid fruiting peach branches, and with Shou medallions; all reserved on a bright yellow ground; six-character coral-red mark (usual minor wear); H: 9 1/4"

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Large Antique Chinese Blue & White Charger

Lot 452: Large Antique Chinese Blue & White Charger

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Description: Large Antique Chinese Blue & White Charger Large antique Chinese blue and white porcelain charger; with unusual central pattern design of 2 boys holding up a huge jar, also with birds and florals, bamboo motifs to verso,19th Century; D: 14 3/4"

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