A Chinese archaic-style hardstone libation jug, on a tripod base, carved in relief to the exterior with a double key fret band to the rim, a wider band of dragon design to the body, above a continuous line of archaic-style script, the attached handle in th
A Chinese hardstone libation cup with twin handles, the smooth, mottled brown carved stone incised with a band of key fret design at the rim, the overall mottling appearing as if marble, the handles carved with a scalloped, scrolling motif and the cup on a
A large Chinese hardstone seal, the seal in modulating red amber and tan colours depicting a dog of fo upon a rectangular plinth, with incised character script to one face, and seal script to the base, height 15.5 cm
A Chinese hardstone seal, Republic era, first half 20th century, the plinth style seal surmounted with integral carved twin birds perched on bamboo, in pleasing tones of ochre, beige and dark brown, russet colours to the birds, with character script to one
A signed Chinese hardstone seal, an unadorned square seal in a pleasing mottled amber, ochre and red veined stone, incised script in characters to one face with detailed and lengthy archaistic script to the base. Length 8 cm. Width 8 cm
A Chinese 'marriage' necklace of hardstone, jade, and silver beads, Late Qing dynasty to Republic period, 57 cm long fully extended, the jade bangle 3.2 cm diam., beads varying from 0.7 cm to 2.5 cm diam., 215g. Provenance: NSW private collection,
A Chinese hardstone inlaid plaque, 20th century, depicting a tree peony and rocks in carnelian, amethyst and aventurine, on a fitted hardwood stand, 26.5 cm total height, the plaque 14.5 cm diameter (minor repairs visible to the plaque)
A Victorian hardstone cameo demi-parure, the oval cameos depicting females in period costume, applied gold decoration to shield-shaped gold surrounds. Yellow gold. Total weight 20.60 grams. Length of brooch 38mm. Length of earrings 33mm. Hook attachments
18ct gold, ruby, diamond and hardstone 'Squirrel' brooch, van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1955, modelled as a squirrel sitting on a branch eating a nut, the eye accented with a circular-cut ruby, to a brow framed with circular-cut diamonds, the stoma
A hardstone paperweight attributed to Faberge. Rectangular Kalgan jasper base, surmounted with raspberries, cherries, grapes, red, black and white currants and leaves, all carved in various colour hardstones. Stamped Faberge, Moscow, 1908-1926. Length 16.5
A hardstone silver vase, the pear-shaped body supported on a domed foot and surmounted by a slender waisted neck set with double animal mask loop handles, the sides and neck applied with lapis-lazuli, coral and turquoise cabuchons within filigree and petal
A celadon jade and hardstone mounted mirror, the jade Qing dynasty, 19th century, the circular mirror within a siver frame inlaid on the reverse with a central oval jade plaque carved in relief with flowering peony, on a repousse ground of fruiting peach e
A fine suite of miniature hardstone Chinese Teapots, a delightful collection of fifty miniature teapots, all individually crafted in differing shapes, each teapot with a tiny removable lid and all decorated with miniature incised poems, housed in the origi
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