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Auction Description for I.M. Chait: Asian & International Fine Arts Auction
Viewing Notes:
Important jewels and jewelry; including a selection of fine, paired jadeite plaques; together with watches and unique mineral pieces from several Southern California Collections; Collection of Snuff Bottles in various unusual materials, many antique, from a Montana Estate; Fine offering of netsuke in carved ivory and wood, including contemporary pieces by Brad Blakely and David Carlin; from local California and New York collections; A collection of Fabergé-style carved precious stone figurines; along with fine art pieces, including an important bronze nude by Harriet Frishmuth, and two rare antique sketchbooks by Johann-Konrad Fasi-Gessner; Large selection of old Chinese Beijing glass pieces from an Arizona Estate; with Antique Chinese scholarly items, carved jades and furnishings from several collections; Pre-Columbian pottery encompassing several cultures, from an Orange County Collection; Chinese Dynastic pottery, including Han and Tang, from several estates in Arizona, California and Florida; with Chinese Scrolls from a private Taiwanese Collection; Antique Southeast Asian Buddhist temple figures from a Los Angeles collection; together with several important gilt bronze Buddhist figures
Sale Notes:
Preview: May 12-17, 11am - 5pm and May 18, 10am until auction start.

Asian & International Fine Arts Auction (520 Lots)

by I.M. Chait


520 lots with images

May 18, 2014

Live Auction

Beverly Hills, CA, USA

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CARVED & LACQUERED IVORY NETSUKE

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Description: CARVED & LACQUERED IVORY NETSUKE 象牙漆根付 Beautifully lacquered and finely carved, ivory netsuke; of Okame standing in a red robe, and holding fan in her left hand; signed in oval reserve; with shell mounted himotoshi

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ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Two Chicks

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Two Chicks 象牙根付 Antique carved ivory netsuke; of two chicks: one hatched, the other just hatching and movable within the cracked egg, inlaid eyes, signed, late 19th Century

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ANTIQUE INLAID IVORY NETSUKE: Figure Smoking

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Description: ANTIQUE INLAID IVORY NETSUKE: Figure Smoking 象牙根付 Antique ivory netsuke; of a seated figure smoking a pipe, with a vessel in front of him; his robe with Shibayama-type inlays; signed in red lacquer rectangular seal, shelled lined himotoshi; Circa 1900

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OLD CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Man with Basket

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Description: OLD CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Man with Basket 象牙根付 Early 20th Century, carved and stained ivory netsuke; of a man standing in a long robe and carrying a basket, signed in red lacquer reserve

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ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE/SEAL: Deity

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE/SEAL: Deity 象牙根付 Antique and finely patinated, carved ivory netsuke/seal; of a standing deity, atop an oval seal base, early 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE 木製根付 Antique carved wood netsuke; of a somewhat compressed, seated and snarling Shi-shi with ball; showing fine patination; 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Mask Group

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Mask Group 木製根付 Antique carved wood netsuke group; depicting seven theatre masks, some with inlaid eyes; signed Gyokuzan; Provenance: Duke of Gloucester Collection

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Snake

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Snake 木製根付 Antique and finely carved, wood netsuke; of a snake tightly coiled around an object, with inlaid eyes; signed Shinzen Masanao

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Gama Sennin

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Gama Sennin 木製根付 Finely carved, antique sashi-type wood netsuke; of a standing Gama Sennin, holding a staff and with a toad at his feet, early 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Oni

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Oni 木製根付 Antique carved ivory netsuke; of an oni with unusual somber expression, seated cross-legged, with a bowl in one hand; signed Chokusen, 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Rat

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Rat 木製根付 Amusing, finely carved and patinated, antique wood netsuke; of a rat inlaid eyes, perched atop a mushroom, signed Ise Yamada Masanao

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Rat Catcher

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Rat Catcher 木製根付 Antique carved wood netsuke; of a rat catcher with a rodent on his back, kneeling in front of a trap box, signed, 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE 木製根付 Antique and amusing, carved wood netsuke; of four figures in a brawl, with one of them curled up on the floor, signed Miwa, 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Toads

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Toads 木製根付 Finely and realistically detailed, antique wood netsuke; of two toads inlaid eyes; signed; 19th Century

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ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Hotei

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Description: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Hotei 木製根付 Amusing and well carved, large antique wood netsuke; of a seated jovial Hotei holding peach in one hand; signed; 19th Century

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WOOD NETSUKE BY BRAD BLAKELY: Nude

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Description: WOOD NETSUKE BY BRAD BLAKELY: Nude 木製根付 Carved and finely polished, okimono-sized wood netsuke by Brad Blakely (American, b. 1951); entitled "Daydreamer", depicting a nude woman seated on one knee and gathering her hair up, Circa 1990, and signed with initial B

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WOOD NETSUKE BY BRAD BLAKELY: Nude

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Description: WOOD NETSUKE BY BRAD BLAKELY: Nude 木製根付 Carved and finely polished, okimono-sized wood netsuke by Brad Blakely (American, b. 1951); depicting a stylized nude female torso with small waist, signed on inlaid circular mother-of-pearl reserve

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NETSUKE BY BRAD BLAKELY: Horse & Gourd

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Description: NETSUKE BY BRAD BLAKELY: Horse & Gourd 根付 Unusual carved netsuke (probably buffalo horn) by Brad Blakely (American, b. 1951); of Chokaro's gourd: with a cut-out paneling revealing the horse within, with carved mother-of-pearl and hardstone "stopper", and with double-inlaid eye; signed on inlaid circular pink shell reserve

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SILVER OJIME BY BRAD BLAKELY: Serpent & Bell

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Description: SILVER OJIME BY BRAD BLAKELY: Serpent & Bell 銀緒締 Elaborate solid silver ojime bead by Brad Blakely (American, b. 1951); depicting the serpent-demon, Kiyohime, wrapped about the bell of the Dojo-ji temple; signed with initial B

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TWO SILVER OJIME BY BRAD BLAKELY: Tea Houses

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Description: TWO SILVER OJIME BY BRAD BLAKELY: Tea Houses 銀緒締 兩件 Two solid silver ojime beads by Brad Blakely (American, b. 1951): each in the form of a tea house, one Circa 1993 #2/10; each signed with initial B

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TWO SILVER OJIME BY BRAD BLAKELY: Turtle & Frog

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Description: TWO SILVER OJIME BY BRAD BLAKELY: Turtle & Frog 銀緒締 兩件 Two solid silver ojime beads by Brad Blakely (American, b. 1951): one of a turtle on a log; the other of a frog on a log, Circa 1989 #5/10

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SILVER OJIME BY BRAD BLAKELY: Tanuki Teapot

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Description: SILVER OJIME BY BRAD BLAKELY: Tanuki Teapot 銀緒締 Solid silver ojime bead by Brad Blakely (American, b. 1951); of a tea kettle-tanuki badger (Bunbuku Chagama); signed with initial B, Circa 1988 #6/10

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TWO SILVER OJIME BEADS BY BRAD BLAKELY: Skulls

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Description: TWO SILVER OJIME BEADS BY BRAD BLAKELY: Skulls 銀緒締 兩件 Two solid silver ojime beads by Brad Blakely (American, b. 1951); each depicting a skull: one slightly smaller, Circa 1994 #1/10; and each signed with initial B

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SILVER OJIME BY BRAD BLAKELEY: Crab

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Description: SILVER OJIME BY BRAD BLAKELEY: Crab 銀緒締 Solid silver ojime bead by Brad Blakely (American, b. 1951); of a heike crab with "face" to carapace, signed with initial B, Circa 1989 #3/10

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SILVER OJIME BY BRAD BLAKELEY: Kappa in Egg

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Description: SILVER OJIME BY BRAD BLAKELEY: Kappa in Egg 銀緒締 Solid silver ojime bead by Brad Blakely (American, b. 1951); of a Kappa hatching from an egg, signed with initial B

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TWO SILVER OJIME BY BRAD BLAKELY: Snakes

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Description: TWO SILVER OJIME BY BRAD BLAKELY: Snakes 銀緒締 兩件 Two solid silver ojime beads by Brad Blakely (American, b. 1951); each of a snake wrapped around bamboo: the smaller one Circa 1989 #6/10; each signed with initial B

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SILVER OJIME BEAD BY BRAD BLAKELY: Octopus

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Description: SILVER OJIME BEAD BY BRAD BLAKELY: Octopus 銀緒締 Solid silver ojime bead by Brad Blakely (American, b.1951); of an octopus with its tentacles wrapped around an ovoid jar; signed with initial B

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE BY DAVID CARLIN

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE BY DAVID CARLIN 象牙根付 Finely detailed and polished, carved ivory netsuke by David Carlin; entitled "Hop Skip Jump", 1984; of three elderly jovial men in robes, holding onto each other in a line and dancing; signed

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CARVED IVORY & WOOD NETSUKE BY DAVID CARLIN

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Description: CARVED IVORY & WOOD NETSUKE BY DAVID CARLIN 象牙木製根付 Ivory and wood manju netsuke by David Carlin; entitled "Caged Monkey Free Butterfly", 1981; the ivory top with carved two monkeys having inlaid eyes, behind bamboo bars; the polished ebony wood reverse with ivory-lined himotoshi; an inlaid butterfly to one edge, signed

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CARVED IVORY OKIMONO BY DAVID CARLIN

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Description: CARVED IVORY OKIMONO BY DAVID CARLIN 象牙小置物 Carved ivory netsuke-sized okimono by David Carlin; entitled "Listen To Your Heart", 1984; in the form of a man covering his face and holding onto an oversized right ear, the verso showing heart forms in the ear cavity; signed

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CARVED IVORY & WOOD NETSUKE BY DAVID CARLIN

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Description: CARVED IVORY & WOOD NETSUKE BY DAVID CARLIN 象牙木製根付 Charming ivory and wood netsuke by David Carlin; "Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel", 1983; depicting a dark wood kitten on top of ivory goldfish bowl, etched with two fish, with inlaid glass eyes to the kitten, signed

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CARVED IVORY & WOOD NETSUKE BY DAVID CARLIN

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Description: CARVED IVORY & WOOD NETSUKE BY DAVID CARLIN 象牙木製根付 Carved ivory and wood netsuke by David Carlin; entitled "Seeds of Hope", 1982; depicting ivory boy sucking his thumb and clutching a kitten, seated at the opening of stairs descending into the base wood, with ivory "ghost" inlaid to side, the "ghost" with inlaid eyes; signed

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE BY DAVID CARLIN

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE BY DAVID CARLIN 象牙根付 Carved ivory netsuke by David Carlin; entitled "Make Me Laugh", 1983; of two clowns depicted back to back, with one holding the other aloft; signed

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CARVED WOOD & IVORY NETSUKE BY DAVID CARLIN

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Description: CARVED WOOD & IVORY NETSUKE BY DAVID CARLIN 象牙木製根付 Wood and ivory netsuke by David Carlin; entitled "Sleeping Like a Log",1980; of a carved ivory man sleeping in a carved wood hollow log; signed

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TWO CARVED TOGGLES: Ivory & Agate

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Description: TWO CARVED TOGGLES: Ivory & Agate 各異根付 兩件 Two carvings of cicadas: ivory netsuke, with inlaid eyes, inscribed; together with a more stylized model in translucent bi-color chalcedony agate; L: 1 3/4" (larger)

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CARVED WOOD SASHI-TYPE NETSUKE: Foreigner

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Description: CARVED WOOD SASHI-TYPE NETSUKE: Foreigner 差根付 Tall and well carved, wood sashi netsuke; of a standing bearded foreigner cradling a baby, with scrimmed floral detailing to his robes, unsigned

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CARVED IVORY OKIMONO: Sumo Wrestlers

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Description: CARVED IVORY OKIMONO: Sumo Wrestlers 象牙置物 Well carved, ivory okimono; of two sumo wrestlers engaged in a ferocious hold; showing fine detailing to facial features; signed in reserve; H: 3 1/2"

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ANTIQUE JAPANESE WOOD OKIMONO

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Description: ANTIQUE JAPANESE WOOD OKIMONO 木彫人物置物 Finely carved, antique Japanese wood okimono figure; of a standing man holding a basket over-spilling with fruit, signed; late 19th Century; H: 5 5/8"

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ANTIQUE JAPANESE TOBACCO POUCH

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Description: ANTIQUE JAPANESE TOBACCO POUCH 日式煙草袋 Antique Japanese lacquered leather tobacco pouch (tabako-ire); of semi-circular form of floral design; with jade ojime bead, and antique carved ivory lotus bowl-form netsuke; W: 3 1/4" (approx.)

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ANTIQUE IVORY & TORTOISESHELL GAMBLERS' BOX

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY & TORTOISESHELL GAMBLERS' BOX 象牙嵌玳瑁方盒 Antique ivory and tortoiseshell appliqué gamblers' box; the rectangular form with carved ivory filigree work mounted onto the tortoiseshell panels, the cover with four card playing motif medallions, with a lucky rabbit as finial, the interior with two ivory score keepers, Circa 1900; L: 6 3/8"

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ANTIQUE IVORY HANGING PUZZLE BALL

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY HANGING PUZZLE BALL 象牙彫套球 Elaborately carved, antique Chinese fully openwork carved, hanging puzzle ball: with four layers within the ball, surmounted with a maiden; with an ivory chain of loose links, all hung from a dragon-fish at the top; late 19th Century; H: 10" (overall); D: 1 3/4" (ball)

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MING-STYLE CARVED IVORY PENDANT

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Description: MING-STYLE CARVED IVORY PENDANT 象牙雕人物紋吊墜 Heavily patinated, Chinese Ming-style, carved ivory rectangular pendant: the front with a deer beside a sage and attendant, verso with flowering branches; H: 2 1/2"

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CARVED OVAL WHITE JADE PENDANT

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Description: CARVED OVAL WHITE JADE PENDANT 白玉雕鶴鹿紋吊墜 Chinese relief-carved oval white jade pendant; with crane to front and recumbent deer to verso; framed by bamboo motif; with coral bead and amber bead; H: 2 3/8"

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ANTIQUE CELADON JADE TOGGLE: Dogs

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Description: ANTIQUE CELADON JADE TOGGLE: Dogs 青玉吊墜 Antique Chinese carved celadon jade toggle; in the form of a mother dog and puppy, with each biting onto a reticulated ruyi branch, 19th Century or earlier; L: 1 3/4"

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ANTIQUE CHINESE CELADON JADE BUCKLE

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Description: ANTIQUE CHINESE CELADON JADE BUCKLE 青玉螅龍紋帶鉤 Antique Chinese carved celadon jade belt buckle; with dragon head terminal and openwork hydra in high relief to the shaft; the stone of good, fairly even coloration; 19th Century; L: 4"

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EARLY CHINESE CARVED CELADON JADE PEBBLE

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Description: EARLY CHINESE CARVED CELADON JADE PEBBLE 青玉雕瑞獸 Very finely carved, Early Chinese celadon jade pebble; possibly for use as a inkstone: in the form of a bat-like creature with finely detailed wings, the top and bottom showing much remaining original russet skin, Ming Dynasty or earlier; L: 3 1/2" (approx.)

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CARVED CELADON JADE DOG

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Description: CARVED CELADON JADE DOG 青玉雕犬 Chinese carved celadon jade model; of a recumbent dog, biting a branch of fungus, and with a small critter to its back; the stone of good, fairly even color; probably antique; L: 2 3/4"

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MINIATURE CARVED AGATE RHINOCEROS

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Description: MINIATURE CARVED AGATE RHINOCEROS 瑪瑙雕犀牛 Realistically carved, miniature blue chalcedony agate model of a rhinoceros; standing and with head tilted to one side; L: 3 1/2"

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CARVED RUBY MATRIX SEATED BUDDHA

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Description: CARVED RUBY MATRIX SEATED BUDDHA 紅礦石雕菩薩 Carved ruby matrix figure; of a Chinese-style Buddha; seated with hands together in dhyana (meditation) mudra in draped robes and upon a lotus base; H: 2 1/4"

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CARVED BLACK JADE SEATED BUDDHA

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Description: CARVED BLACK JADE SEATED BUDDHA 黑玉雕菩薩坐像 Carved black jade figure; of a Thai-style Buddha; seated in lotus position, with hands together in dhyana (meditation) mudra; wearing ornate adornments and with a separately carved double-spire ushnisha; all atop a two-tiered lotus pedestal base; H: 4 5/8"

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