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Auction Description for Altair Auctions: Fine Asian Works of Art

Fine Asian Works of Art

(636 Lots)

by Altair Auctions


636 lots with images

August 31, 2014

Live Auction

151 Carnegie Row

Norwood, MA, 02062 USA

Phone: 781-349-8388

Fax: 781-349-8327

Email: info@altair-auctions.com

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Chinese Carved Horn Snuff Bottle

Lot 1: Chinese Carved Horn Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, carved horn snuff bottle, in organic form, with carved bird and floral motifs, a red stopper, and the natural striations of the horn visible. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

Lot 2: Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, ROC Period, Famille Rose snuff bottle, with large colorful floral motifs across the surface, Chinese characters, and matching stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

Lot 3: Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, jade snuff bottle, in a four sided form, tapering from the base to the shoulder, in a mottled green hue, with deep blue stopper. Height 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

Lot 4: Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, jade snuff bottle, with two decorative mythical creature head handles, with attached rings, in a light green hue, with brown stopper. Height 2 1/4 in.

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Chinese Mother of Pearl Snuff Bottle

Lot 5: Chinese Mother of Pearl Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., mother of pearl snuff bottle, in square form, with decorative handles at the neck, and linear patterned details across the body. Height 2 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 6: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, Peking glass snuff bottle, in white glass, with raised relief goldfish motifs, in a bright orange hue, and red stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 7: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, Peking glass snuff bottle, in flattened square form, with two decorative attached handles, flecked glass, and red stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 8: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., agate snuff bottle, in circular form, with raised relief dragon carvings, in a white hue, with orange stopper, and striations in the stone. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 9: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, agate snuff bottle in the form of an eggplant with a carved snail and a leaf to the side, long light green stopper. Height 3 5/8 in.

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Two Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 10: Two Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: China, two snuff bottles, one agate, one jade, on in the form of a corn stalk, in a deep yellow hue, the other in a white hue, with bright purple stopper. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Enameled Snuff Bottle with Coral Stopper

Lot 11: Chinese Enameled Snuff Bottle with Coral Stopper

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Description: China, 18th C., enameled snuff bottle, in a flattened octagonal form, decorated with a central scene with a bird and flowers, the edges with small floral designs, with Qianlong Mark on base and coral stopper. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

Lot 12: Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, Famille Rose snuff bottle, with turning interior bottle, brightly colored, with bird and floral motifs, gilt stopper, and open work detail at the back. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

Lot 13: Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved jadeite snuff bottle, in a flattened tapered shape, with floral carvings and a butterfly on the front, a jadeite stopper. Height 3 3/4 in.

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Chinese Lapis Snuff Bottle

Lot 14: Chinese Lapis Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., lapis snuff bottle, in cylindrical form, with raised relief carved figure motifs across the surface, in a bright blue hue, and with matching stopper. Height 2 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 15: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, ROC Period, inside-painted Peking glass snuff bottle, in flattened rectangular form, with a detailed portrait painting, and bright red stopper. Height 3 1/8 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 16: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, ROC Period, inside-painted Peking glass snuff bottle, in flattened rectangular form, with detailed portrait painting, and bright red stopper. Height 3 1/8 in.

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Chinese Turtle Shell Snuff Bottle

Lot 17: Chinese Turtle Shell Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, turtle shell snuff bottle, in circular form, with the natural grain of the shell visible, and deeply carved bird and floral motifs. Height 2 7/8 in.

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Two Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 18: Two Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: China, two snuff bottles, one in square form, in a light brown hue, the other in a coral hue, with large stopper, both with striations in the stone. Height 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Carved Jade Thumb Ring

Lot 19: Chinese Carved Jade Thumb Ring

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Description: China, 19th C., carved jade thumb ring, in cylindrical form, with open work detail, carved floral motifs, in a light green hue. Width 1 1/4 in., Height 1 1/8 in.

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Chinese Agate Censer

Lot 20: Chinese Agate Censer

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Description: China, agate censer with cover, in a deep red-orange hue, with intricately carved details, a smooth, high shine surface, attached ring handles, and open work details, . Height 12 1/4 in.

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Chinese Antique Jade Cong

Lot 21: Chinese Antique Jade Cong

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Description: China, antique jade cong, in brown, light green, and deep gray mottled hues, with a stand, carved pattern across the surface, and striations in the stone. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Crystal Art Ornament

Lot 22: Chinese Crystal Art Ornament

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Description: China, crystal art ornament, in a naturalistic form, depicting figures in a boat, with varying colors in the crystal from red to translucent. Height 9 1/4 in.

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Chinese Jade Horse

Lot 23: Chinese Jade Horse

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Description: China, Ming Period, jade horse, in reclining position, with monkey figure on its back, in a light green hue, with simplistic lines, a smooth, high shine surface, and striations in the stone. Length 3 1/2 in., Height 2 1/4 in.

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Chinese Imperial Pearl Court Necklace

Lot 24: Chinese Imperial Pearl Court Necklace

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Description: China, 19th/Early 20th C., imperial pearl court necklace, string of 108 spherical pearls, divided by four larger pink tourmaline beads, and a jadeite beiyun plaque, together with three strands of aquamarine beads each suspending a green jadeite teardrop form pendant, fitted with original fabric jewelry box. Length 56 in. Provenance: Estate of Mrs Lillian Y. Lee, Annapolis, Maryland

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Chinese Jade Belt Buckle

Lot 25: Chinese Jade Belt Buckle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved jade belt buckle in the form of dragon, with a chi dragon, in a light green hue, and deeply carved details. Width 1 in., Length 4 3/4 in.

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Chinese Wood Buddhist Prayer Beads

Lot 26: Chinese Wood Buddhist Prayer Beads

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Description: China, wood Buddhist prayer beads, comprising of 108 round wood beads carved as puti seeds, interspersed with 5 round ivory beads and central ivory piece. Length 66 in.

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Pair of Chinese Inlaid Tortoise Shell Bracelets

Lot 27: Pair of Chinese Inlaid Tortoise Shell Bracelets

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Description: China, pair of inlaid tortoise shell bracelets, dark natural color with lighter mottles, each decorated on outer surface with silver band mounted with jadeite, coral, and tourmaline. Diameter 2 5/8 in.

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Chinese Jade Mountain

Lot 28: Chinese Jade Mountain

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Description: China, Qing Period, jade mountain, in organic form, with deeply carved details, open work design, featuring a landscape scene, with two monkeys in the foreground, and detailed tree motifs. Height 2 1/2 in., Length 3 3/4 in.

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Chinese Ice Jadeite Pendant on Necklace

Lot 29: Chinese Ice Jadeite Pendant on Necklace

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Description: China, 20th C., ice jadeite pendent on necklace, the clear translucent carved emerald green jadeite pendant attached with aquamarine beads necklace. Length 2 in. Provenance: Estate of Mrs Lillian Y. Lee, Annapolis, Maryland.

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Chinese Jade Ornament

Lot 30: Chinese Jade Ornament

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Description: China, Yuan Period, jade ornament, in ovular form, with crane and plant life motifs, deeply carved, with open work details, in a very pale green hue. Length 3 1/8 in., Width 2 1/8 in.

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Chinese Jade Pebble Beaded Necklace

Lot 31: Chinese Jade Pebble Beaded Necklace

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Description: China, jade pebble beaded necklace, with beads in organic form, smoothly carved, in a light green mottled hue, with striations in the stone. Length 44 in.

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Chinese Jade Pendant

Lot 32: Chinese Jade Pendant

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Description: China, Liao Period, jade pendant, smoothly carved to show the design of a crane in a garden setting, large amount of pierce-work throughout, with cord. Height 2 in.

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Chinese Jade Round Pendant

Lot 33: Chinese Jade Round Pendant

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Description: China, jade round pendant, in circular form, with deeply carved stylized details on the surface, and a bright red rope accent. Diameter 2 1/8 in.

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Chinese Coral Necklace

Lot 34: Chinese Coral Necklace

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Description: China, coral necklace with 14K gold pin, three strands of carved coral in rounded form, culminating in a gold pin, with GIA certificate. Length 18 in.

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Chinese Jade Pendant

Lot 35: Chinese Jade Pendant

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Description: China, 19th C., jade pendant, in organic form, with a landscape motif, featuring a bird and figure, deeply carved, with open work details. Height 2 3/8 in.

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Indonesian Chenxiang Court Necklace

Lot 36: Indonesian Chenxiang Court Necklace

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Description: Indonesia, Chenxiang court necklace, string of 108 spherical dark Chenxiang beads, with four larger jadeite beads and a jadeite beiyun plaque, together with three strands of agate beads each suspending a quartz crystal pendant, with huanghuali wood box. Length 66 in.

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Chinese Black Chenxiang-Turquoise Prayer Beads

Lot 37: Chinese Black Chenxiang-Turquoise Prayer Beads

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Description: China, black Chenxiang-turquoise prayer beads, comprised of 108 round black beads, tassel made of alternating black and white beads. Length 46 in.

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Chinese Horn Buddhist Prayer Beads

Lot 38: Chinese Horn Buddhist Prayer Beads

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Description: China, Qing Dynasty, horn Buddhist prayer beads, comprised of 108 spherical natural horn beads, spaced with lapis lazuli, the center bead suspending a jadeite pendant with strand of tourmaline and pearl beads. Length 39 in. Provenance: Estate of John Fine, Baltimore, Maryland.

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Chinese Carved Horn Zhaijie Plaque Necklace

Lot 39: Chinese Carved Horn Zhaijie Plaque Necklace

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Description: China, carved horn Zhaijie plaque necklace, rectangular form carved with zhaijie characters on one side and Manchu characters on the reverse, bordered by chi-dragons, attached with horn bead necklace. Length 3 in.

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Chinese Jade Square Pendant

Lot 40: Chinese Jade Square Pendant

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Description: China, jade square pendant, with a rounded top, open work details, simplistic carved motifs on the surface, in a light green hue. Length 2 3/4 in., Width 1 3/4 in.

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Chinese Carved Yellow Jadeite Bangle

Lot 41: Chinese Carved Yellow Jadeite Bangle

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Description: China, carved yellow jadeite bracelet, smoothly polished semi-translucent jadeite, suffused with icy yellow color, with a smooth surface. Diameter 3 1/4 in.

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Chinese Imperial Court Necklace Amber Chaozhu

Lot 42: Chinese Imperial Court Necklace Amber Chaozhu

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Description: China, 18th/19th C., imperial court necklace, amber Chaozhu, comprised of 108 semi-transparent amber beads spaced with four large jadeite beads, a double-gourd bead, a large lapis lazuli plaque mounted within a gold filigree pendant, and three strings of turquoise beads, each suspending enamel mounted quartz crystal tear-drops. Length 63 in. Provenance: Estate of Mrs. Gloria O'Hara, Vancouver, Canada.

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Chinese Emerald Green Jadeite Pendant

Lot 43: Chinese Emerald Green Jadeite Pendant

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Description: China, emerald green jadeite pendant, rectangular form carved with lotus and plum blossoms on one side and coins on the reverse. Length 2 1/4 in. Provenance: Estate of Mrs Lillian Y. Lee, Annapolis, Maryland.

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Chinese Jadeite Round Pendant

Lot 44: Chinese Jadeite Round Pendant

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Description: China, jadeite round pendant, with raised relief mythical creature motifs, in a bright green mottled hue, with striations in the stone, and a red accent rope. Diameter 2 1/8 in.

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Chinese Puti Beaded Necklace

Lot 45: Chinese Puti Beaded Necklace

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Description: China, puti beaded necklace, with spherical and oblong beads, blue and red accent beads, and matching brown hued tassels. Length 44 in.

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Chinese Square Jade Pendant

Lot 46: Chinese Square Jade Pendant

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Description: China, 19th C., intricately carved square jade pendant, with bats and auspicious symbols in relief on one side, and calligraphy characters on the reverse. Length 2 3/4 in., Width 1 7/8 in.

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Chinese Square Jade Pendant

Lot 47: Chinese Square Jade Pendant

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Description: China, 19th C., jade square pendant, delicately carved with a mountain landscape in the center, the border incised with auspicious symbols and geometric motifs. Length 2 1/4 in.

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Chinese Tourmaline-Aquamarine Court Necklace

Lot 48: Chinese Tourmaline-Aquamarine Court Necklace

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Description: China, tourmaline-aquamarine court necklace, comprising 108 spherical pink tourmaline beads, each spaced with four larger jadeite beads, and three strands of aquamarine (hailanbao) beads, together with a center jadeite pendant each suspending a clear quartz crystal tear-drop pendants. Length 63 in., Bead Diameter 15 mm. Provenance: Estate of Mrs Carolyn T.C. Chang of Tucson Arizona, acquired in Hong Kong in the 1970's.

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Chinese Turquoise Necklace

Lot 49: Chinese Turquoise Necklace

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Description: China, turquoise necklace, round bright blue turquoise beads run with dark veins, larger tan beads strung between red and silver pieces, small dangling silver and turquoise charm at center. Length 42 in.

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Chinese Ice Class Emerald Jadeite Bangle

Lot 50: Chinese Ice Class Emerald Jadeite Bangle

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Description: China, ice class emerald jadeite bangle, smoothly polished translucent jadeite suffused with rich emerald green inclusions with some areas of brown. Diameter 3 3/8 in.

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