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Auction Description for I.M. Chait: Asian Art, Jewelry & Estates Auction
Viewing Notes:
Early Chinese ceramics, bronzes and scrolls from a Coachella Valley Collection; together with Pre-Columbian and ancient pottery from the Estate of Dr. E.H. Simpson, Los Angeles; Japanese antiques and decorations including Imari, woodblocks, paintings, etc. from the Harvey Estate, Beverly Hills; Furnishings and decorations from a Southern California residence; together with jades, wood carvings, etc; Numerous Chinese carved jades from a Coral Gables, Florida Estate; together with ivory carvings and netsuke from 2 Central California Collections; Large collection of precious and semi-precious jewelry; together with numerous snuff bottles from Canadian and Washington State Collections;
Sale Notes:
December 4 - 8, 11am - 5pm or by appointment.

Asian Art, Jewelry & Estates Auction (578 Lots)

by I.M. Chait


578 lots with images

December 9, 2012

Live Auction

Beverly Hills, CA, USA

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Group of 10 African Wood Carvings

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Description: Group of 10 African Wood Carvings Large group of 10 African wood carvings: pair of busts in high relief, female and male, possibly book ends; strange figural form with large head and tail; two walking elephants with trunks raised; pair of heads, man and woman; a deer eating; and a pair of standing figures, man and woman: she partially clothed with a basket on her head; he carrying a bow and his kill over one shoulder; H: 18 1/2" (tallest)

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Antique Japanese Bronze Dragon Vase

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Description: Antique Japanese Bronze Dragon Vase Antique bronze dragon vase: baluster form with 2 loose ring handles, writhing dragon and flaming pearl to one side, phoenix and flowers to the verso; probably Japanese Circa 1900, now mounted as a lamp (wear); H: 21 1/2"

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Two Various Teapots: Chinese & Japanese

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Description: Two Various Teapots: Chinese & Japanese Two teapots: Old Japanese iron with double gourd and leaf designs, interior strainer; together with a Chinese yixing pottery with moulded characters, seal mark (some wear); L: 6" (larger)

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Pair Chinese Yellow Glazed Vases

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Description: Pair Chinese Yellow Glazed Vases Pair (one slightly larger) Chinese yellow glazed stoneware or pottery vases; each of tapered ovoid form with flared rim and each with all over appliqué metal work designs; H: 16 1/2" (each)

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Chinese Carved Bowenite Covered Vase

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Description: Chinese Carved Bowenite Covered Vase Chinese carved green bowenite, archaic bronze-form vase and cover; with openwork stylized dragon and cloud motifs, loose ring; H: 11"

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Two Chinese Hardstone Animal Carvings

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Description: Two Chinese Hardstone Animal Carvings Two Chinese carvings: turquoise and turquoise matrix model of a dragon-turtle; together with a jade or green hardstone pig, caparisoned with coins and tael, wood stand; L: 4" (larger)

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Group of 3 Various Bronze Vessels

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Description: Group of 3 Various Bronze Vessels Group of 3 bronze vessels: Japanese foliate footed planter with scrolling motifs, seal mark; archaistic Chinese oil lamp, circular form with pedestal foot and a seated Buddhist figure on the cover; and Japanese tripod censer with landscape and pine panels, lion on the cover (some wear and small flaws to all); L: 8 1/4" (largest)

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Chinese Doucai Porcelain Foliate Bowl

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Description: Chinese Doucai Porcelain Foliate Bowl Well painted, Chinese Ming-style doucai porcelain bowl: foliate rim with scholar and attendant to the interior surrounded by peaches and foliage; the exterior with figural panels; 6-character mark; D: 10 3/4"

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Old Japanese Cloisonné Enamel Vase

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Description: Old Japanese Cloisonné Enamel Vase Unusual, tall and old, Japanese cloisonné enamel vase; of tapered ovoid form with flowering plant design on white ground, with silvered rim and foot (some "oxidation" to rim); H: 10"

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Large Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Bowl

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Description: Large Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Bowl Large Chinese Qianlong-style blue and white porcelain bowl: with various floral designs to the interior and exterior, everted rim; in somewhat Ming style, seal mark; D: 10 1/4"

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Set of 6 Chinese Silver Cups & Saucers

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Description: Set of 6 Chinese Silver Cups & Saucers Set of 6 Chinese cups and saucers; the octagonal saucers with openwork pine motifs at the rims and engraved pine medallion to the centers, each of 900 silver, signed VH; the porcelain cups each with dragon panels and matching silver dragon and pine mounts (one cup as-is) D: 4 1/2" (saucers)

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Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Bowl

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Description: Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Bowl Chinese Daoguang-style blue and white porcelain bowl: the exterior and interior with duck and lotus motifs; the interior rim with Tibetan characters, seal mark; D: 6 1/2"

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Antique Chinese Carved Wood Box

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Description: Antique Chinese Carved Wood Box Antique Chinese wood box: rectangular with allover Export-style carving of figures in a landscape with trees and dwellings; silk lined, late 19th Century; L: 9 1/2"

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Chinese Carved Malachite Guanyin

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Description: Chinese Carved Malachite Guanyin Chinese carved malachite figure of Guanyin; seated in position of "Royal Ease" among large lotus leaves (small chips); H: 3 1/2", wood stand

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Two Chinese Carved Bowenite Dragon Boats

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Description: Two Chinese Carved Bowenite Dragon Boats Two Chinese carved green bowenite dragon boats: each with various chains of loose rings, openwork body and loose lanterns; each of fine, bright color (some repairs and losses to each); L: 11 1/4" (each), wood stands

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Antique Chinese Glazed Pottery Vase

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Description: Antique Chinese Glazed Pottery Vase Antique Chinese crackle glazed pottery vase: ovoid with flared rim and with Ming-style enameled scenes of figures of warriors; moulded hydra at the shoulder and lion handles, now mounted as a lamp (minor wear) H: 26 1/2"

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Chinese Porcelain Dish & Glass Vase

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Description: Chinese Porcelain Dish & Glass Vase Chinese Qianlong-style porcelain dish, with design of butterflies among grape vines, seal mark; together with an inside painted glass faceted vase, baluster form with design of cranes in a landscape with pine, signed and with seals; H: 8 3/4" (taller)

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Five Various Metal Work Items

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Description: Five Various Metal Work Items Five various metal items: Tibetan or Nepalese copper ewer and cover; African bronze covered globular vessel with openwork pedestal foot and allover incised designs (flaws, oxidation); probably Asian bronze man, wearing a wide-brimmed hat and with hands shackled to a pole resting across his shoulders; together with a pair of African bronze stylized male and female: he smoking a pipe, and she carrying child; H: 14" (tallest)

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Group of Early Chinese Ceramics

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Description: Group of Early Chinese Ceramics Group of 3, early Chinese ceramics, including: Song Yaozhou or Yueh celadon glazed bowl with carved interior (minor wear); Yuan yingqing glazed bowl with brown rim, inscription on bottom (rim chips); together with a probably Yuan/Ming crackle glazed small vase, of cizhou type, ovoid form with two loop handles and stylized foliage motif; D: 7 3/4" (largest)

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Two Chinese Cizhou-Type Glazed Vases

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Description: Two Chinese Cizhou-Type Glazed Vases Two Chinese Song-style Cizhou-type sgraffito carved and glazed vases: tapered ovoid form and ovoid from, each with flared rim and various floral motifs (some wear and glaze staining); H: 13 1/2" (taller)

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Japanese Enameled Porcelain Vessel

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Description: Japanese Enameled Porcelain Vessel Early 20th Century, unusual Japanese enameled porcelain vessel; double gourd form with continuous landscape screen-like designs of court scenes and with foreign figures (Nanban), signed; H: 9 1/2"

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Continental Bronze Figural Group

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Description: Continental Bronze Figural Group Continental bronze figural group; of 3 maidens wearing classical robes and dancing, holding hands and holding a wreath over one of their heads; H: 16"

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Two Various Chinese Bronze Censers

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Description: Two Various Chinese Bronze Censers Two Chinese bronze censers: squat, circular tripod with wide handles, animal mask legs (no cover); together with a squat form with stylized animal handles; seal marks to each (minor wear to each); L: 6 1/4" (larger)

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Tall Japanese Satsuma-Type Kannon Figure

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Description: Tall Japanese Satsuma-Type Kannon Figure Tall and very elaborately enameled and gilt, Japanese Satsuma-type figure of Kannon; standing in long robes with dragon and phoenix motifs, wearing a Buddha headdress and carrying a scroll; H: 24"

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Antique Sawankholok Celadon Glazed Tazza Bowl

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Description: Antique Sawankholok Celadon Glazed Tazza Bowl Very unusual and brightly celadon glazed, antique Sawankholok bowl; with incised floral designs (some degradation and glaze flaws); D: 6"

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Three Chinese Bronzes: Vessel & 2 Mirrors

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Description: Three Chinese Bronzes: Vessel & 2 Mirrors Two antique Chinese bronze mirrors: one Song/Ming Dynasty, the other possibly Ming, each with animal motifs; together with a bronze ovoid foliate form, footed vessel with floral motifs, 6-character mark; L: 5 3/4" (largest)

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28 Ivory-Like Netsuke & Okimono

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Description: 28 Ivory-Like Netsuke & Okimono Group of 28 various ivory-like composition netsuke and okimono: all figural, most with polychrome scrimmed details; some deities, some signed; L: 3" (longest)

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Group of 6 Netsuke & a Snuff Bottle

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Description: Group of 6 Netsuke & a Snuff Bottle Group of 5 carved wood netsuke, various dragon subjects, inlaid eyes to each; together with a carved ivory turn-face Hanya netsuke; and a moulded Famille Rose snuff bottle with fruits and mock lion head handles; H: 2 1/2" (tallest)

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Antique Carved Ivory Netsuke: Puppies

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Description: Antique Carved Ivory Netsuke: Puppies Antique carved ivory netsuke: of 2 puppies, one climbing on the other; finely patinated and with inlaid eyes (some wear)

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Antique Carved Ivory Netsuke: Sage

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Description: Antique Carved Ivory Netsuke: Sage Unusual and finely patinated, antique carved ivory netsuke; of a triangular form bearded sage figure: standing in long robes, wearing a hat and carrying a scepter or staff, hands joined (usual wear, some crazing), 18th Century

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Antique Carved Ivory Netsuke: Monkey

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Description: Antique Carved Ivory Netsuke: Monkey Antique carved ivory netsuke; of a monkey in somewhat triangular form and holding its young (fine patina, well worn, some crazing), 18th Century

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Antique Carved Ivory Netsuke: Blossom

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Description: Antique Carved Ivory Netsuke: Blossom Antique carved ivory ojime-size netsuke; of a flower blossom: set with a coral(?) cabochon "jewel" at the center, fine patina, late 19th Century

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Carved Ivory Netsuke: Man on a Raft

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Description: Carved Ivory Netsuke: Man on a Raft Finely detailed, early 20th Century carved and parcel lacquered ivory netsuke; of a figure steering a raft on waves, signed

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Carved ivory Netsuke: Figures on a Bridge

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Description: Carved ivory Netsuke: Figures on a Bridge Elaborately carved and stained ivory netsuke; of travelers on a bridge: one on horseback, the others seated; the bridge of somewhat shoe form, signed in red lacquer reserve (minor wear and some crazing), Circa 1900

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Antique Ivory Netsuke: Figural Group

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Description: Antique Ivory Netsuke: Figural Group Finely patinated antique carved ivory netsuke; of 3 figures seated and intoxicated while drinking saké (some wear and old chips), 19th Century

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Carved Ivory Okimono: Monkey & Fruit

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Description: Carved Ivory Okimono: Monkey & Fruit Unusual carved ivory okimono; of a monkey with long arms atop a mound and reaching down to take fruit from tree branches (some cracks), late 19th Century; H: 4 1/4"

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Antique Carved Ivory Netsuke: Monkeys

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Description: Antique Carved Ivory Netsuke: Monkeys Well carved, antique ivory netsuke; of 2 monkeys wearing jackets and holding a jug: one seated, the other standing; signed Jugyoku (minor wear and crazing), 19th Century

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Antique Carved Ivory Netsuke: Boy & Dog

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Description: Antique Carved Ivory Netsuke: Boy & Dog Very finely carved, antique ivory netsuke of a boy standing in long floral robes and carrying a dog, very attractive parcel-staining, 19th Century

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Antique Carved Wood Manju Netsuke

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Description: Antique Carved Wood Manju Netsuke Highly unusual, antique wood manju netsuke; carved with a recumbent rodent, 19th Century, fine polish and patina

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Collection of 14 Various Carved Netsuke

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Description: Collection of 14 Various Carved Netsuke Collection of 14 various figural and animal netsuke, most in carved ivory, including: 2 puppies; frog; monkey; snake; panda; and various figures; together with 2 composition Budai figures and one possibly composition tiger; most signed, some with polychrome

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Two Carved Ivory Netsuke: Fowl

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Description: Two Carved Ivory Netsuke: Fowl Two well carved ivory netsuke of recumbent fowl: a duck and possibly a goose; both with heads turned onto their backs and each with inlaid eyes; both signed

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Two Well Carved Ivory Figural Netsuke

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Description: Two Well Carved Ivory Figural Netsuke Two well carved and lightly stained ivory netsuke: Ebisu and Daikoku with coins, mallet and sack; together with a woman at washing tub and a child at her back holding a pinwheel; both signed

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Carved Ivory Manju Netsuke: Beauties

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Description: Carved Ivory Manju Netsuke: Beauties Elaborately carved and stained, antique ivory manju netsuke; with relief carved beauties standing beneath pine in a garden; D: 2 1/2"

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Two Items: Hardstone Mirror & Netsuke

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Description: Two Items: Hardstone Mirror & Netsuke Chinese carved hardstone miniature mirror ("calcified"); together with a carved amber-like composite netsuke of a beauty (missing hand); H: 3" (taller)

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Antique Ivory Netsuke: Oni with Drum

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Description: Antique Ivory Netsuke: Oni with Drum Antique carved ivory netsuke; of a seated oni with drum, good detailing, some inked details, 19th Century

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Carved Ivory Netsuke: Five Puppies

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Description: Carved Ivory Netsuke: Five Puppies Amusing carved ivory netsuke; of a group of 5 puppies piled on top of one another and chewing on a rope connected to toy duck, some polychrome and inlaid lacquer details, signed

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Carved Ivory Sashi-Type Netsuke

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Description: Carved Ivory Sashi-Type Netsuke Carved ivory sashi-type netsuke; of an elongated figure riding on the back of an elongated horse, signed in rectangular reserve; H: 4"

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Antique Ivory Netsuke: Boy on Buffalo

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Description: Antique Ivory Netsuke: Boy on Buffalo Antique carved ivory netsuke; of a boy laying on a recumbent buffalo, signed (wear), late 18th/early 19th Century

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Antique Carved Ivory Netsuke: Sage

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Description: Antique Carved Ivory Netsuke: Sage Well carved and finely patinated, antique carved ivory netsuke; of a bald sage seated on rockery (some crazing), 18th Century

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Antique Carved Ivory Netsuke: Mokugyo

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Description: Antique Carved Ivory Netsuke: Mokugyo Antique carved ivory netsuke; of a flattened mokugyo bell; with lotus and ruyi motifs, probably fossil marine ivory, 19th Century

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