Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty Celadon & Russet Jade Feline Weight / Seal For Sale
A charmingChinese celadon and russet jade weight, dating to the Qing dynasty.
Carved from a small piece of celadonjade, with russet inclusions.In the form of aweight, bearing the appearance of a seal, the top carved on both sides with a recumbent lion/feline.
From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel Schloss.
Ezekiel Schloss is one of the most famous names in ancient Chinese ming-chi (terracotta figure) art. Together with his wife Lillian, he was a prolific collector, well respected authority and author of the major publication "Ancient Chinese ceramic sculpture from Han through T'ang". Schloss arrived in the US from Latvia in 1940. He was an accomplished cartoonist, working for many years at the New York times. The Schloss collection is rare in that it truly represents an educated collection of art; Schloss was immersed in Chinese ming-chi art and only collected good examples of specific types, as well as the unusual, the charming and the rare.
Please note; this is a highly valuable Chinese jade sculpture offered for sale withoutreserve to promote our Chinese and Asian antiquities.
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