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China,19th-20th Century
Includes eight carvings, two matching birds, three fish, an octagonal piece decorated with yin and yang, two archaic foo beasts, and one bi disk with dragon decoration. All test as true jade with our Presidium gem tester.
Jade, hardstone
Smallest 1 1/2" dia.,Largest 2 3/4" x 2 1/4"

Spanning 250 years of Japanese history the Collection of Alexander Murray at one time included more than one thousand pieces of one-of-a kind, hand-made textiles comprised of kimono, obi, theatrical costumes and kesa from the Edo, Meiji, Taisho and Showa periods. The offering in our catalog represent 52 exquisite examples, the best of the best of his collection. Unmatched in its breadth and diversity, representing every type of weaving, dyeing, and decorative techniques in silk, cotton, hemp, ramie and wool. The Katonah Museum of Art featured these exact kimonos as part of their Lethal Beauty Exhibit of Samurai Weapons and Armor from October 12th through January 4th, 2015. The Nippon Gallery in New York City exhibited the offered collection of kimonos as part of their Essence of Kimono exhibition in July & August 2013.


All with very light wear, otherwise good condition.

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8 Archaic Chinese Jade Hardstone Carvings

Estimate $300 - $500Oct 26
Cranston, RI, USA
Auction Curated By:
Travis Landry
Specialist & Auctioneer, American & European Fine & Decorative Arts, Pop Culture Including Collectibles, Comics & Toys
Kevin Bruneau
President & Auctioneer, Asian Arts, 19-20th Century Decorative Arts