A wide variety of Asian Hardstone Carvings are presented at this auction, including a rich selection of semi-precious stones carvings; also know as Gemstones, such as Jade, Jadeite in many colors, Tigers Eye, Black Jade, Turquoise, Lapis, Agate, Water-Bile Agate, Amethyst and other carved Gemstones. We have tried to include as many gemstones as we could; some antique and some just older pieces. Gemstone carvings were highly prized in many cultures and often attributed special powers or religious importance. They have gained a special place in art history and modern decorative art.
Furthermore, we are presenting a great selection of Mammoth ivory carvings in many shapes, forms and sizes masterfully carved in many different themes. Although the specie was extinct for over 10,000 years, mammoth tusks were well preserved because of geographic range in Siberia, Alaska and other cold regions and still found by locals in Northern Siberia during the warm months of summer.
There is also a wide assortment of other antiques and fine arts such as Chinese Famille porcelain, some collectible watches, a very unique Chinese painting on silk stretched over wood, A 4-feet square Islamic needlepoint woven with gilded wires, Couple of Russian figurines from 1937 Soviet union area, old silver dishes and silver jewelry, some European antiques and collectibles. Happy Bidding