Carved Immortals grace I.M. Chait auction Jan. 29

Rare set of beautifully carved Chinese ivory figures representing the Eight Immortals, each finely detailed and carrying his or her own attributes, each approximately 13 to 14 inches high. Estimate: $25,000-$30,000. Image courtesy of I.M. Chait.

Rare set of beautifully carved Chinese ivory figures representing the Eight Immortals, each finely detailed and carrying his or her own attributes, each approximately 13 to 14 inches high. Estimate: $25,000-$30,000. Image courtesy of I.M. Chait.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – I.M. Chait will conduct an Asian & International Fine Arts Auction on Sunday, Jan. 29, beginning at 1 p.m. Pacific Time. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding for the 429-lot auction.

The sale will be highlighted by important Chinese carved jades, including nephrite and jadeite from San Diego and New York Collections.

An antique Chinese carved jadeite figure of an Immortal beauty with bright apple green on her face is one of the top items. Standing 10 3/4 inches high, it has a $20,000-$25,000 estimate.

A pair of openwork carved Chinese jadeite groups of phoenix, each perched above large blossoms of chrysanthemums and peonies, and with other birds, stands about 14 inches high. The apple green and lavender carvings on inlaid wood stands are expected to sell for $25,000-$30,000.

Fine large Chinese carved ivories and jewelry are from the Bel Air estate of Peter Wald and a West Los Angeles collection. Antique netsuke and Japanese ivories together with scholar’s objects and woodcarvings are from a Colorado estate. A carved ivory set of the Eight Immortals, each 13 to 14 inches high, has a $25,000-$30,000 estimate.

The auction will also feature antique Chinese porcelains including Ming and Qing dynasties, together with Buddhist bronzes and Song dynasty tea wares from a Southern California estate.

A large collection of art glass includes Tiffany, French cameo and R. Lalique, from the estate of Dr. E.F. Simpson of Los Angeles. The Tiffany highlight is an 18-light Lily lamp with signed Favrile shades, which carries a $25,000-$35,000 estimate.

For details on any item in the sale, call 310-285-0182.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Rare set of beautifully carved Chinese ivory figures representing the Eight Immortals, each finely detailed and carrying his or her own attributes, each approximately 13 to 14 inches high. Estimate: $25,000-$30,000. Image courtesy of I.M. Chait.

Rare set of beautifully carved Chinese ivory figures representing the Eight Immortals, each finely detailed and carrying his or her own attributes, each approximately 13 to 14 inches high. Estimate: $25,000-$30,000. Image courtesy of I.M. Chait.

Nepalese gilt bronze figure of a seated deity with hands in mudra, 6 3/4 inches high on carved stepped lotus motif wood base. Estimate: $1,200-$1,500. Image courtesy of I.M. Chait.

Nepalese gilt bronze figure of a seated deity with hands in mudra, 6 3/4 inches high on carved stepped lotus motif wood base. Estimate: $1,200-$1,500. Image courtesy of I.M. Chait.

Tiffany Studios bronze and Favrile glass 18-light Lily lamp with splayed base comprised of overlapping lily pads rising to long gathered stems 22 1/4 inches high, signed 'Tiffany Studios New York 383,' the shades signed 'L.C.T.' Estimate: $25,000-$35,000. Image courtesy of I.M. Chait.

Tiffany Studios bronze and Favrile glass 18-light Lily lamp with splayed base comprised of overlapping lily pads rising to long gathered stems 22 1/4 inches high, signed ‘Tiffany Studios New York 383,’ the shades signed ‘L.C.T.’ Estimate: $25,000-$35,000. Image courtesy of I.M. Chait.

Pair of magnificently openwork carved Chinese jadeite groups of phoenix, each approximately 14 inches high, wire inlaid wood stands. Estimate: $25,000-$30,000. Image courtesy of I.M. Chait.

Pair of magnificently openwork carved Chinese jadeite groups of phoenix, each approximately 14 inches high, wire inlaid wood stands. Estimate: $25,000-$30,000. Image courtesy of I.M. Chait.

Antique Chinese carved and openwork, green jadeite figure of an Immortal beauty with an attendant and crane beside her, 10 3/4 inches high. Estimate: $20,000-$25,000. Image courtesy of I.M. Chait.

Antique Chinese carved and openwork, green jadeite figure of an Immortal beauty with an attendant and crane beside her, 10 3/4 inches high. Estimate: $20,000-$25,000. Image courtesy of I.M. Chait.