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Thu, Jan 13, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 139

Nine Chinese Carved Stone and Bronze Decorative Objects

Estimate: $200 - $400

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

early Chinese bronze chih, possibly Zhou dynasty, pear form with tall splayed foot; four carved hardstone peach form finials; carved figure seated in a garden; metal matchbox with pierced hardstone plaque; two pieces of carved green stone jewelry, ring marked 'China Silver", pin marked :ANJS 18", tallest 4-1/2 x 3-1/2 in.

Provenance: S.G. Gump Co., San Francisco, California (bronze vessel accompanied by letter from the company); Estate of Hortense Huntsberry Loeb, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; by descent in family

Note: In 1956, the children of Hortense Huntsberry Loeb, donated a group of items to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. To view this collection of Chinese Art, please visit:


bronze with verdigris and surface distress; two hardstones broken from finials; matchbox with dents; jewelry with tarnish; other scratches and wear