ANTIQUE CHINESE PALE CELADON JADE PEBBLE PIERCED CARVING Ruyi
Beautiful Large Antique Chinese Pale Celadon Jade Carved and Pierced Pebble Pendant - Ruyi - finely carved and pierced in the form of a ruyi head with a large head forming the whole, and supporting the smaller head and stems, the reverse carved as a large well-detailed ruyi, the whole surmounted with an intricate 14k gold wire and ring for suspension. Could be worn on either side, both are compelling. Condition: Excellent as would be commensurate with age and use; excellent workmanship; smoothly carved; elegant presentation.
Width: 2 1.4 in. Height: 1 3/4 in.
Weight: 39.2 g
Item #: MT-C1266
PRICE: $ 545.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE BLACK LACQUER/ MOP CALLIGRAPHY BRUSH Dragon and Clouds
Antique Chinese Black Lacquer and Mother-of- pearl Calligraphy Brush - the case lacquered black and inlaid in Mother-of-Pearl with a Dragon curled about the case and clouds, the ends with a star symbol surround by dots. Condition: Very good, the top with two age cracks that would be commensurate with age, and do not disturb the integrity of the piece.
Length: 8 5/8 in.
Item #: MT-C01209
PRICE: SOLD THANK YOU
OLD CHINESE ROSEWOOD BOX AND COVER Inlaid with Carnelian Agate and Spinach Jade
A Old Chinese Rosewood Box and Cover inlaid with Agate and Jade. The center of the lid is carved out to accept a large oval Carnelian Agate Plaque, nicely carved and deeply undercut with a foliage design, flanked on both sides by two Spinach Jade carvings in the shape of bowls with flowers. Sadly, there is a small piece at the top of one of the jade pieces that is gone but as it is inset into the dark wood, it is not too conspicuous. There is an age separation on the cover that follows the line of the wood grain and is most likely due to shrinkage with age.
Measurements: 7" x 4" x 2 3/4"
Item # : MT-C0285
PRICE: SOLD THANK YOU
ANTIQUE CHINESE FIGURAL TOGGLE Monkey (Hou)
Antique Chinese Figural Jade Toggle/Pendant - Monkey Scratching His Head - the stone of nice brownish tone, the fur well-defiined. According to the book Traditional Chinese Toggles, once a young man had entered the Civil Service, normally at the lowest level, his focus turned to advancing to a more prestigious post. A toggle representing high rank and a lucrative appointment was always a welcome gift. The most popular was a Monkey (hou), also corresponded to longevity. Condition: The front of the hand has a small chip at the wrist and one ear is missing, the carving is very smooth.
Height: 2 in. height Width: 1 1/2 in. Item #: MT-C0847