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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

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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Antique Wood Netsuke: Figure with Mokugyo

Lot 153: Antique Wood Netsuke: Figure with Mokugyo

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Description: Antique Wood Netsuke: Figure with Mokugyo Antique carved wood netsuke; of a figure standing behind a large mokugyo bell (some wear), late 18th/early 19th Century

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Antique Carved Wood Netsuke: Shi-shi

Lot 154: Antique Carved Wood Netsuke: Shi-shi

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Description: Antique Carved Wood Netsuke: Shi-shi Antique carved wood netsuke; of a seated Shi-shi, with one paw resting on a ball, good detailing to fur (some wear)

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Antique Carved Wood Netsuke: Hotei

Lot 155: Antique Carved Wood Netsuke: Hotei

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Description: Antique Carved Wood Netsuke: Hotei Unusual antique carved wood netsuke; of Hotei clutching his sack and seated on top of a table, under which is a potted plant or scholar's rock (minor wear), 19th Century, with collection number

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Antique Wood Netsuke: Fruit with Scholars

Lot 156: Antique Wood Netsuke: Fruit with Scholars

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Description: Antique Wood Netsuke: Fruit with Scholars Very unusual, antique carved wood netsuke; fruit form with interior openwork scene of 2 scholars seated at a game table (some wear and small split), 18th/19th Century

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Antique Wood Netsuke: Dwelling form Box

Lot 157: Antique Wood Netsuke: Dwelling form Box

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Description: Antique Wood Netsuke: Dwelling form Box Very unusual, antique carved wood netsuke; of a thatch roofed dwelling, formed as a box, the roof opening (minor flaws), 19th Century

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Four Carved Ivory Netsuke & Lapis Turtle

Lot 158: Four Carved Ivory Netsuke & Lapis Turtle

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Description: Four Carved Ivory Netsuke & Lapis Turtle Group of 4 carved ivory netsuke, including: turtles on a basket; Immortal riding a fish; turtle and young; snail on a leaf, all signed; together with a small carved lapis lazuli turtle; L: 2" (largest)

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Chinese Carved Jade Brushwasher

Lot 159: Chinese Carved Jade Brushwasher

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Description: Chinese Carved Jade Brushwasher Chinese carved Jade brushwasher; of somewhat pear form and with openwork peaches and bats at the rim; light green color with russet suffusions; L: 4", wood stand

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Chinese Carved Jadeite Buckle

Lot 160: Chinese Carved Jadeite Buckle

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Description: Chinese Carved Jadeite Buckle Chinese carved jadeite two-section buckle: each side with openwork design of bats around cash, dragon head clasp; mottled green color with some russet suffusions; L: 2 1/2" (larger)

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Two Chinese Jadeite Ruyi Plaques

Lot 161: Two Chinese Jadeite Ruyi Plaques

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Description: Two Chinese Jadeite Ruyi Plaques Two Chinese jadeite plaque/pendants; each ruyi form with incised floral motifs front and back: the smaller greyish-green color; the other of light apple green color with some darker suffusions; L: 5" (larger)

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Chinese Jadeite Plaque & Pair of Buckles

Lot 162: Chinese Jadeite Plaque & Pair of Buckles

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Description: Chinese Jadeite Plaque & Pair of Buckles Three Chinese carved jadeites: translucent green ruyi-form plaque with incised pomegranates to one side, verso with peaches; and a pair of melon-form buckles with ruyi and foliage, versos with dragon head and melon, each of mottled green color; L: 4" (largest)

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Chinese Carved Jadeite Buckle

Lot 163: Chinese Carved Jadeite Buckle

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Description: Chinese Carved Jadeite Buckle Chinese carved jadeite two-section buckle; each side carved with a writhing hydra in relief, dragon head clasp; various shades of green color with russet suffusions; L: 2 1/2" (larger)

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Chinese Carved Jadeite Buckle

Lot 164: Chinese Carved Jadeite Buckle

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Description: Chinese Carved Jadeite Buckle Chinese carved jadeite buckle; with dragon head and openwork hydra; lavender color with some green and russet suffusions; L: 5"

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Chinese Carved Jadeite Buckle

Lot 165: Chinese Carved Jadeite Buckle

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Description: Chinese Carved Jadeite Buckle Chinese carved jadeite buckle; with dragon head and openwork writhing hydra to the body, mottled green and apple green color with some russet areas; L: 5"

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Three Chinese Carved Jadeite Buckles

Lot 166: Three Chinese Carved Jadeite Buckles

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Description: Three Chinese Carved Jadeite Buckles Three Chinese carved jadeite buckles; each with dragon head and writhing hydra in relief to the body: two white with some apple green suffusions, and one mottled light green; L: 4" (largest)

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Chinese Carved Jadeite Small Scepter

Lot 167: Chinese Carved Jadeite Small Scepter

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Description: Chinese Carved Jadeite Small Scepter Chinese carved jadeite small scepter; somewhat ruyi-form with openwork carved ruyi to the body, the head carved as two melons; light green with some darker green and russet suffusions; L: 9", wood stand

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Chinese Carved Jadeite Small Scepter

Lot 168: Chinese Carved Jadeite Small Scepter

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Description: Chinese Carved Jadeite Small Scepter Chinese carved jadeite small scepter; ruyi form with allover relief carved motifs, the body with double gourds and foliage, the head with pomegranates and bat; mottle light green color with some darker green suffusions; L: 8 1/2", wood stand

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Chinese Carved Jadeite Small Scepter

Lot 169: Chinese Carved Jadeite Small Scepter

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Description: Chinese Carved Jadeite Small Scepter Chinese carved jadeite small scepter; ruyi form with allover relief carvings, ruyi and foliage to the body, pomegranate and openwork bat to the head, mottled green color with some darker green and russet suffusions; L: 9", wood stand

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Chinese Carved Jadeite Miniature Scepter

Lot 170: Chinese Carved Jadeite Miniature Scepter

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Description: Chinese Carved Jadeite Miniature Scepter Chinese carved jadeite miniature scepter; ruyi form with allover relief carving of ruyi fungus and foliage, the head with peaches and bat, mottled light green color; L: 8 1/2", wood stand

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Three Chinese Carved Jade Animals

Lot 171: Three Chinese Carved Jade Animals

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Description: Three Chinese Carved Jade Animals Three Chinese carved jade animals: recumbent lion, baring its teeth, of translucent greyish-green color; seated lion with a ball under one paw and baring its teeth, brownish-green color; and a jadeite ram in repose, light green color with some lavender; L: 3 1/4"

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Chinese Jadeite Frog & Cigarette Holder

Lot 172: Chinese Jadeite Frog & Cigarette Holder

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Description: Chinese Jadeite Frog & Cigarette Holder Two Chinese carved jadeites: frog with a pomegranate in its mouth, mottled color with some deep green and russet areas; together with a translucent cigarette holder with apple green suffusions; L: 3 1/4"

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Two Chinese Carved Jadeite Budai

Lot 173: Two Chinese Carved Jadeite Budai

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Description: Two Chinese Carved Jadeite Budai Two Chinese carved jadeite Budai: one seated in position of "Royal Ease", holding beads and surmounting a seal; the other as a plaque, standing and carrying his sack, verso with inscription; L: 3 1/2" (larger)

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Chinese Carved Jade Small Buddha

Lot 174: Chinese Carved Jade Small Buddha

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Description: Chinese Carved Jade Small Buddha Chinese carved jade small Buddha; seated in lotus posture and holding a vessel in his lap, green color with some russet suffusions; H: 2 1/2"

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Two Chinese Carved Jadeite Brushwashers

Lot 175: Two Chinese Carved Jadeite Brushwashers

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Description: Two Chinese Carved Jadeite Brushwashers Two Chinese carved jadeite brushwashers: small somewhat ovoid form, shallow and with two hydra at the sides, light green and lavender color; together with a peach form with smaller peaches and foliage at the rim, white with russet suffusions; L: 4" (larger)

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Small Chinese Carved Jadeite Beauty Group

Lot 176: Small Chinese Carved Jadeite Beauty Group

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Description: Small Chinese Carved Jadeite Beauty Group Small and elaborately carved Chinese jadeite group; featuring a beauty standing above waves and holding a whisk in one hand, a double gourd vessel in the other, with a dragon flying above her head and a dragon-fish at her feet, light celadon color with good use of darker green suffusions; H: 3 1/2", wood stand

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Chinese White Jade Beauty & Phoenix

Lot 177: Chinese White Jade Beauty & Phoenix

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Description: Chinese White Jade Beauty & Phoenix Chinese carved white jade beauty; standing in long flowing robes and holding a ruyi fungus in one hand and reaching down to touch a large phoenix standing at her side; H: 3 1/2", wood stand

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Chinese Carved White Jade Beauty

Lot 178: Chinese Carved White Jade Beauty

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Description: Chinese Carved White Jade Beauty Chinese carved white jade beauty; standing above waves in long flowing robes, carrying a whisk in one hand, a platter of peaches, Buddha's hand citron, and ruyi fungus in the other, a dragon-fish at her feet; H: 3 1/2", wood stand

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Chinese Carved Jadeite Man with Gourd

Lot 179: Chinese Carved Jadeite Man with Gourd

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Description: Chinese Carved Jadeite Man with Gourd Chinese carved jadeite figure; of a seated man holding a double gourd vessel and pouring liquid from the vessel, light green and lavender color with some russet suffusions; L: 5", wood stand

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Chinese Greenish Jade/Hardstone Koro

Lot 180: Chinese Greenish Jade/Hardstone Koro

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Description: Chinese Greenish Jade/Hardstone Koro Chinese carved greenish jade or hardstone tripod koro and cover; with unusual legs, qilin head handles, the cover with 3 foliate flanges (minor frits and some natural inclusions); H: 7 1/4"

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Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Group

Lot 181: Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Group

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Description: Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Group Very elaborately carved Chinese celadon jade group of the He-he twins; in a vertical scheme: one holding a circular box and standing among clouds; the other above and with lotus flower (minor chips); H: 9", wood stand

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Two Small Chinese Carved Jades

Lot 182: Two Small Chinese Carved Jades

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Description: Two Small Chinese Carved Jades Two Chinese carved jades: whitish celadon toggle in the form of a recumbent qilin baring its teeth; together with a 17th Century-style fully openwork plaque depicting a deer and crane with pine, bamboo and ruyi; L: 2 3/4" (larger)

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Chinese Archaistic Hardstone Bi Disc

Lot 183: Chinese Archaistic Hardstone Bi Disc

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Description: Chinese Archaistic Hardstone Bi Disc Chinese archaistic carved, brownish jade-like hardstone bi disc; with allover nipple bosses front and back; D: 8 3/4"

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Chinese Carved Jadeite Carp with Buddha

Lot 184: Chinese Carved Jadeite Carp with Buddha

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Description: Chinese Carved Jadeite Carp with Buddha Chinese carved jadeite model of a large carp above waves; with infant Buddha standing on a lotus pod, some light green suffusions (chip); H: 4 1/2"

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Chinese Carved Green Hardstone Eagle

Lot 185: Chinese Carved Green Hardstone Eagle

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Description: Chinese Carved Green Hardstone Eagle Chinese carved sectional green spinach jade-like hardstone model of an eagle; with wings spread and perched on rockery (chips to wings); L: 17 1/2"

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2 Chinese Brushwashers: Jade & Bowenite

Lot 186: 2 Chinese Brushwashers: Jade & Bowenite

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Description: 2 Chinese Brushwashers: Jade & Bowenite Chinese carved celadon jade double brushwasher, with attractive brown inclusions and in the form of a double gourd; together with translucent light green, probably bowenite, double gourd form washer; L: 6 1/2" (larger)

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Small Chinese Carved Footed Jade Vase

Lot 187: Small Chinese Carved Footed Jade Vase

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Description: Small Chinese Carved Footed Jade Vase Small Chinese carved jade vase: footed cylindrical form, yellowish green color; finely polished, early 20th Century; H: 3", wood stand

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Archaistic Chinese Carved Green Jade Vase

Lot 188: Archaistic Chinese Carved Green Jade Vase

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Description: Archaistic Chinese Carved Green Jade Vase Chinese archaistic carved jade jung-form vase; with circular and linear carved details, greyish green color (wear); H: 3 1/2"

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Chinese Carved Archaistic Yellow Jade Bi

Lot 189: Chinese Carved Archaistic Yellow Jade Bi

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Description: Chinese Carved Archaistic Yellow Jade Bi Chinese carved yellow jade archaistic bi disc; with writhing hydra and relief to the front, incised designs and dragon mask to the rear, some brown coloration; D: 9"

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Pair Antique Chinese Famille Rose Ewers

Lot 190: Pair Antique Chinese Famille Rose Ewers

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Description: Pair Antique Chinese Famille Rose Ewers Pair (slightly different forms) antique Chinese Famille Rose porcelain ewers: each with quatrefoil reserves depicting figures riding a qilin; 4 loop handles to the shoulders (no covers, some wear, minor chips); H: 7 1/2" (each)

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Two Various Chinese Bronze Censers

Lot 191: Two Various Chinese Bronze Censers

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Description: Two Various Chinese Bronze Censers Archaistic Chinese bronze censer, rectangular, raised on 4 animals and with bird handles (no cover, wear and heavily patinated); together with an antique Chinese bronze sectional censer and cover on stand, fruit form handles and qilin finial (cleaned), Circa 1900; H: 13 1/2" (taller)

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Chinese Carved Jadeite Beauty with Fish

Lot 192: Chinese Carved Jadeite Beauty with Fish

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Description: Chinese Carved Jadeite Beauty with Fish Chinese carved jadeite figure of a beauty; kneeling on a lotus leaf above waves and holding out a fish; light green and grey color; H: 3 3/4", wood stand

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Small Carved Jadeite Beauty with Cat

Lot 193: Small Carved Jadeite Beauty with Cat

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Description: Small Carved Jadeite Beauty with Cat Small Chinese carved jadeite figure of a beauty; standing in long robes and carrying a cat, a fan in her other hand; light green color (minor wear); H: 4 3/4", wood stand

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Chnese Carved Jade Bearded Fisherman

Lot 194: Chnese Carved Jade Bearded Fisherman

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Description: Chnese Carved Jade Bearded Fisherman Chinese carved jade bearded fisherman; standing on rockery and casting his pole, a basket at his feet, grey with some russet color (no pole); H: 4", wood stand

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Chinese Carved Jade Bearded Sage

Lot 195: Chinese Carved Jade Bearded Sage

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Description: Chinese Carved Jade Bearded Sage Chinese carved jade bearded sage; wearing long robes and a cap, reclining on a large jug and holding a wine cup; L: 4", wood stand

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Small & Elaborate Carved Jade Battle Scene

Lot 196: Small & Elaborate Carved Jade Battle Scene

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Description: Small & Elaborate Carved Jade Battle Scene Small and very elaborately openwork carved, Chinese jade battle scene; of a standing man holding a sword, another figure sweeping in from above also with a sword; H: 4", wood stand

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Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Covered Vase

Lot 197: Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Covered Vase

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Description: Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Covered Vase Chinese carved celadon jade covered vase; of flattened baluster form with low relief taotie-type designs, phoenix handles and finial, and with four loose rings; light green and russet color; H: 6 1/2", wood stand

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Small Chinese Carved Jadeite Beauty

Lot 198: Small Chinese Carved Jadeite Beauty

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Description: Small Chinese Carved Jadeite Beauty Small Chinese, carved jadeite beauty; seated on rockery and holding a book, with delicately openwork carved bamboo at her back, mottle light green color; H: 3 1/2", wood stand

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Chinese Carved Jade Bamboo-Form Vessel

Lot 199: Chinese Carved Jade Bamboo-Form Vessel

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Description: Chinese Carved Jade Bamboo-Form Vessel Chinese carved jade bamboo-form vessel and cover; the body in the form of a bamboo shoot, with openwork carved bamboo and foliage all around, two birds at the base; H: 4 1/2", wood stand

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Chinese Carved Jadeite Figural Group

Lot 200: Chinese Carved Jadeite Figural Group

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Description: Chinese Carved Jadeite Figural Group Small Chinese elaborately openwork carved pale green and red jadeite figural group; featuring a celestial maiden standing atop a phoenix and with a child attendant at her side; H: 3 1/2", wood stand

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Chinese Carved Jadeite Beauty with a Kite

Lot 201: Chinese Carved Jadeite Beauty with a Kite

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Description: Chinese Carved Jadeite Beauty with a Kite Chinese carved jadeite beauty; standing in long flowing robes and carrying a butterfly-form kite in one hand, a spool of string in the other; light green color with some russet suffusions; H: 9", wood stand

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Group of 11 Archaistic Carved Jades

Lot 202: Group of 11 Archaistic Carved Jades

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Description: Group of 11 Archaistic Carved Jades Group of 11 Chinese archaistic carved jades, including: 3 dragon huang with allover nipple bosses; stylized horse head; slide/buckle with hydra motif; openwork dragon plaque; axe form pendant; bi with some russet color and attractive "patina"; pendant with archaistic scrolling phoenix and dragon designs, brownish coloration; unusual writhing hydra; and a green circular belt hook with dragon, cash and pearl motif (some "calcification" to most); L: 5 1/2" (largest)

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