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Auction Description for Imperial Auctioneers: Asian Art: Jade, Bronze, Ivory, Coral, Textiles, Paintings

Asian Art: Jade, Bronze, Ivory, Coral, Textiles, Paintings

by Imperial Auctioneers


95 lots with images

April 9, 2013

Live Auction

939 West North Ave.

Suite 750

Chicago, IL, 60642 USA

Phone: 866-886-7912

Fax: 312-873-4700

Email: inquiries@imperialauctioneers.com

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Antique Polycrome Ivory Netsuke

Lot 1: Antique Polycrome Ivory Netsuke

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Description: Antique polychrome ivory netsuke of a boy on a swan. Nicely carved with good polish.

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Antique Polychrome Ivory Netsuke

Lot 2: Antique Polychrome Ivory Netsuke

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Description: Antique Polychrome Ivory Netsuke. Finely carved and polished netsuke of a boy on a stag.

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Antique Polychrome Ivory Netsuke

Lot 3: Antique Polychrome Ivory Netsuke

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Description: Antique polychrome ivory netsuke of an old man.

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Antique Boxwood Netuske, Signed

Lot 3A: Antique Boxwood Netuske, Signed

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Description: Antique Boxwood Netuske, Signed. Finely carved boxwood netsuke of two intertwining horses. Signed on base.

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Four Boxwood Netsuke, Signed

Lot 3B: Four Boxwood Netsuke, Signed

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Description: Four finely detailed boxwood netuske, early 20th century. All signed.

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Antique Boxwood Netuske, Signed

Lot 4: Antique Boxwood Netuske, Signed

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Description: Antique Boxwood Netuske, Signed. Finely carved boxwood netsuke of an encased horse. With maker's mark.

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Three Antique Ivory Netsukes, late Meiji Period

Lot 4A: Three Antique Ivory Netsukes, late Meiji Period

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Description: Three Antique Ivory Netsukes, late Meiji Period. Each finely carved and comprising of a man and a dog; a man and a hare; and a man and a rooster.

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Three Boxwood Netsukes, Signed

Lot 5: Three Boxwood Netsukes, Signed

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Description: Three finely carved boxwood netsuke. All signed. Late Meiji period.

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Three Antique Boxwood Netsukes, Signed

Lot 5A: Three Antique Boxwood Netsukes, Signed

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Description: Three antique boxwood netsukes. All three signed on base.

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Green Jadeite Bangle

Lot 6: Green Jadeite Bangle

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Description: Green jadeite bangle. Finely polished and of good translucency.

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Very Fine White Jade

Lot 6A: Very Fine White Jade "Ribbed" Bangle

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Description: Very Fine White Jade "Ribbed" Bangle. Exquisitely carved in a "ribbed" design consisting of twelve separated rings. With good polish and translucency.

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Fine White Jade Bangle.

Lot 6B: Fine White Jade Bangle.

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Description: Fine white jade bangle. Well polished white jade bangle separated into 8 sections. Very fine translucency.

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Very Fine White Lavender Jade Bangle

Lot 7: Very Fine White Lavender Jade Bangle

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Description: Very fine white lavender jade bangle. The stone of translucent natural white and blue tone.

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Two white jade twisted rope bangles.

Lot 7A: Two white jade twisted rope bangles.

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Description: Two white jade twisted rope bangles. Both showing good translucency and well polished.

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Fine White Jade Rope Bangle

Lot 8: Fine White Jade Rope Bangle

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Description: Fine White Jade Rope Bangle. Finely polished white colored translucent stone, with rope twist carving.

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Translucent White Jade Rope Bangle

Lot 9: Translucent White Jade Rope Bangle

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Description: Translucent White Jade Rope Bangle. Finely polished white colored translucent stone, with rope twist carving.

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Good Jadeite Bangle

Lot 10: Good Jadeite Bangle

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Description: Good jadeite bangle of natural white/green color.

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Very Fine Celadon Jade Group 18th/19th Century

Lot 11: Very Fine Celadon Jade Group 18th/19th Century

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Description: Very Fine Celadon Jade brusher washer/group, 18th/19th Century. Carved with exquisite detail depicting a boy holding a lotus vine carrying a large bag with relief bow-tie design and foliate rim, each side decorated with auspicious carps.

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Translucent White Jade Pendant

Lot 12: Translucent White Jade Pendant

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Description: Translucent White Jade Pendant carving of a Buddha, carp, and water plants with patches of apple green color.

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Very Fine White Jade Landscape Screen Plaque, Qing Dyn.

Lot 12A: Very Fine White Jade Landscape Screen Plaque, Qing Dyn.

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Description: Very fine white jade landscape screen plaque, Qing dynasty. Circular jade plaque depicting a landscape scene with a boy holding a plant underneath clouds. Finely polished and mounted in a wood stand.

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Translucent Deep Green Jade Dragon Bangle

Lot 13: Translucent Deep Green Jade Dragon Bangle

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Description: Translucent Deep Green Jade Dragon Bangle. Finely polished and carved with two facing dragons.

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Translucent Green Jadeite Bangle

Lot 14: Translucent Green Jadeite Bangle

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Description: Translucent green jadeite bangle. Finely polished.

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Finely Carved Rhinoceros Horn Bowl

Lot 15: Finely Carved Rhinoceros Horn Bowl

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Description: Finely Carved Rhinoceros Horn Bowl of globular form.

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Two Antique Rhinoceros Horn Seals

Lot 16: Two Antique Rhinoceros Horn Seals

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Description: Two Antique Rhinoceros Horn Seals. Carved in the shape of a scholar.

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A large antique Chinese wood table, circa 1800

Lot 16A: A large antique Chinese wood table, circa 1800

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Description: A large antique Chinese wood table, circa 1800. Of rectangular form with a scroll carved frieze and square legs terminating in hoof feet

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Celadon Jade Carving, Late Qing Dynasty

Lot 17: Celadon Jade Carving, Late Qing Dynasty

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Description: Celadon Jade Carving, Late Qing Dynasty. Carved in the shape of a monkey cradling a peach.

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White Jade Longevity Pendant, Qing Dynasty

Lot 18: White Jade Longevity Pendant, Qing Dynasty

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Description: White jade longevity pendant, Qing Dynasty. Finely carved with Chinese character, "Good Luck" on one side and "Longevity" character on verso. Well polished with good translucency.

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Very Fine White Jade Pendant, 18th/19th Century

Lot 19: Very Fine White Jade Pendant, 18th/19th Century

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Description: Very Fine White Jade Pendant, 18th/19th Century. One side depicting a scholar and servant underneath a pine tree. Detailed calligraphy of poem on verso. Finely polished with good translucency.

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Fine White Jade Plaque Pendant, Qing Dynasty

Lot 19A: Fine White Jade Plaque Pendant, Qing Dynasty

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Description: Fine White Jade Plaque Pendant, Qing Dynasty. Depicting two female figures (one of them playing a musical instrument) carved in low relief underneath a pine tree. Detailed calligraphy on verso. Finely polished with good translucency.

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White Jade Cylindrical Pendant, 19th Century

Lot 20: White Jade Cylindrical Pendant, 19th Century

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Description: White Jade Cylindrical Pendant, 19th Century. Elegantly carved with incised decoration.

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Fine White Jade Paperweight, Ming Dynasty

Lot 21: Fine White Jade Paperweight, Ming Dynasty

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Description: Fine White Jade Paperweight, Ming Dynasty. Depicting a sinous dragon carved in relief. The stone with natural inclusions.

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Fine White Jade Pendant, Qing Dynasty

Lot 22: Fine White Jade Pendant, Qing Dynasty

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Description: Fine White Jade Pendant, Qing Dynasty. Carved in low relief depicting a scholar and servant under a pine tree, a floral motif on the reverse and a relief carved crest. Finely polished with good translucency.

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White Jade Plaque Pendant, 20th Century

Lot 22A: White Jade Plaque Pendant, 20th Century

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Description: White Jade Plaque Pendant, 20th Century. Finely carved in low relief depicting a dragon and phoenix amidst swirling clouds and a relief carved crest.

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White Jade

Lot 23: White Jade "Bi" Pendant, Qing Dynasty

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Description: White Jade "Bi" Pendant, Qing Dynasty carved with two dragon motif.

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White Jade Brush Holder, 18/19th Century

Lot 24: White Jade Brush Holder, 18/19th Century

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Description: White Jade Brush Holder, 18/19th Century. Finely carved of five boys and a swan.

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Fine Jade Carving of a Brush Pot

Lot 24A: Fine Jade Carving of a Brush Pot

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Description: Fine jade carving of a brush pot. Carved in the shape of a bamboo stalk with blossoms, bamboo leaves, and vines carved on the exterior in high relief. Nicely polished with good translucency.

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Fine White Jade Dragon Bangle, Qing Dynasty

Lot 25: Fine White Jade Dragon Bangle, Qing Dynasty

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Description: Fine white jade dragon bangle, Qing Dynasty. Nicely carved in the shape of a dragon with good polish.

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White Jade Dragon Pendant, Ming Dynasty or later

Lot 26: White Jade Dragon Pendant, Ming Dynasty or later

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Description: White Jade Dragon Pendant, Ming Dynasty or later. Finely carved with a dragon in a circular pendant surmounted by two smaller dragons. Well polished with good translucency.

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Chinese Celadon Jade Brushwasher, Qing Dynasty

Lot 27: Chinese Celadon Jade Brushwasher, Qing Dynasty

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Description: Chinese Celadon Jade Brushwasher, Qing Dynasty. Well hollowed, of naturalistic rounded water plant form with foliage carved in high relief to the exterior. The stone of grayish-green color.

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White Jade Openwork Pendant

Lot 28: White Jade Openwork Pendant

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Description: White Jade Openwork Pendant. Of fine translucent white jade depicting a sinuous dragon with an intricate scrolling motif throughout.

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White Jade Recumbent Horse, Qing Dynasty

Lot 29: White Jade Recumbent Horse, Qing Dynasty

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Description: White Jade Recumbent Horse, Qing Dynasty. Finely carved with a monkey on it's back.

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Fine White Jade Carving

Lot 30: Fine White Jade Carving

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Description: Fine White Jade Carving of a naturalistic pea pod form with foliage carved in relief to the exterior.

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Fine Spinach Green Jade Water Coupe, 18th/19th Century

Lot 31: Fine Spinach Green Jade Water Coupe, 18th/19th Century

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Description: Fine spinach green jade water coupe, 18th/19th century. In the Han-style decorated with flowers in low relief.

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Very Fine White Jade Teapot, signed, Qing Dynasty

Lot 32: Very Fine White Jade Teapot, signed, Qing Dynasty

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Description: Very Fine White Jade Teapot, Qing Dynasty. Well hollowed and finely polished with calligraphy one one side and a flowering tree on the reverse. A mark on the lid.

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Antique Chinese Agate Teapot, Qing Dynasty

Lot 33: Antique Chinese Agate Teapot, Qing Dynasty

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Description: Antique Chinese Agate Teapot, Qing Dynasty. Finely carved globular shape of nautral light gray agate with a scrolling floral motif in low relief. The domed lid very finely fluted with an onion dome finial.

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Very Fine White Jade Snuff Bottle

Lot 33A: Very Fine White Jade Snuff Bottle

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Description: Very Fine White Jade Snuff Bottle with russet color. Nicely hallowed displaying fine oily polish. The stopper a later addition.

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Archaistic Bronze Ding, 18th century or earlier

Lot 34: Archaistic Bronze Ding, 18th century or earlier

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Description: Archaistic Bronze Ding, 18th century or earlier. Raised on three cabriole legs with two rectangular shaped handles; key fret patterns, whorl motifs and taotie decoration on the exterior. With areas of malachite and cuprite encrustations.

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Gilt Bronze of Bhaisajyaguru, Ming Dynasty or later

Lot 34A: Gilt Bronze of Bhaisajyaguru, Ming Dynasty or later

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Description: Gilt Bronze figure of Bhaisajyaguru Buddha (known as the medicine Buddha), Ming Dynasty or later. Seated in a meditative posture his wide face with finely cast features wearing a benign expression with long-lobed ears, an urna at the front, and raised curls covering his head, his right hand resting on his thigh with the palm facing out in varada mudra, and the left hand in dhyana mudra holding bowl with a lotus flower, wearing loosely layered robes with foliate borders open at the chest. Showing traces of gilt. Base unsealed.

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Gilt Bronze Buddha, Qianlong Mark and Period

Lot 35: Gilt Bronze Buddha, Qianlong Mark and Period

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Description: Gilt Bronze Buddha, Qianlong Mark and Period. Well cast Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze Buddhist figure of Amitayus seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus pedestal base holding a vessel containing the nectar of immortality. The right hand in vitarka mudra and dressed in robes adorned with beads, wearing princely ornaments of the sambhogakya form. Seven-character Qianlong mark carved in relief on front of pedestal, accompanied by a four-character mark incised directly below. On verso, a four-character mark incised.

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Bronze Figure of Starving Lohan, Ming Dynasty

Lot 35A: Bronze Figure of Starving Lohan, Ming Dynasty

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Description: Bronze Figure of starving Lohan, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Seated on a circular base with a serene expression, both hands on his right knee, the loosely flowing robe draped over his left shoulder.

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