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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1315007 (stock #1-0913)
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Fertility doll, called "akuaba", with its typical cross shape and flat circular head. Wood, with fine glossy patina. Africa, Ghana, Ashanti ethnic group. Height: 10" (26 cm). Old insect infestation at the back lower part (no danger), otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1227347 (stock #1-0816)
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Statue of a Buddhist monk, in monastic robes, kneeling on a rectangular base, his hands in "anjali mudra" (praying posture). Alabaster, with traces of pigments. Burma, early 19th century. Height: 8 1/2" (21,5 cm). Erosion, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1377477 (stock #1-1089)
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Glass medallion inserted into a bronze pendant, representing the profil in relief of a helmeted king, possibly Eucratides. Bactria, 4th century BC. Total height: 4 cm. Good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #719731 (stock #1-0498)
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A pair of square belt plaques, each with a relief decor of a musician sitting cross-legged on a small platform. Each plaque is backed by a flat unadorned plaque affixed to it by four pins, for attachment to the belt. Bronze, with large remnants of its original gilding and reddish green patina in some areas. China, Liao Dynasty Period (916-1125 A.D.). Width: 1 5/16" (3,3 cm). The pair is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Good condition. A fine and rare pair. Note: this pair is part of a set...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1960 item #1321260 (stock #1-0930)
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Architectural element which was probably the top part of a household altar. This element --- which represents a protecting ancestor head surmounted by a symbolic coiffe --- is resting on a squarish base. The piece is made of wood with a nice age patina. Indonesia, Leti Island. Height: 57 cm. Partial loss on the top, erosion, otherwise very good condition. Provenance: old French provincial collection. IMPORTANT: owing to the size and weight of the piece, please consult us on the shipping cost. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1115210 (stock #1-0650)
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Architectural element (part of a beam, or a corner), nicely carved in relief and representing Garuda, the vehicle of Hindu god Vishnu, half-bird, half-man, in his anthropomorphic appearance. Heavy wood (probably from the Southern part of Nepal), dark patina. Nepal, 19th century or earlier. Height: 13" (34 cm); The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. A few chips, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1190307 (stock #1-0716)
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Architectural element carved in the shape of a water dragon ("makara"). Wood, with fine dark-brown patina. Nepal, 18th century or earlier. Length: 14 1/4" (36 cm); The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. A few chips, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1375275 (stock #1-1080)
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Ceramic snuff bottle of baluster shape, with a decoration delicately painted in blue on white background representing a group of horsemen arriving at the entrance of a palace. The short neck is also decorated with a geometric also painted in blue. Reign mark beneath (Emperor Qian Long). Laps lazuli stopper with ivory spoon. China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century. Height without stopper: 6.3 cm. Total height: 7.3 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre 1700 item #1187563 (stock #1-0708)
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Carved banded calcite/alabaster bowl with a small circular base. Exceptional natural color veins ranging from dark, pinkish and tan cream, carved to exploit the natural veining. Bactria, Ca. 3000 to 2000 B.C. Diameter: 4 1/4" (10,8 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #644414 (stock #1-0400)
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Belt hook of slender shape, its top ending in a stylized dragon head. Knob at the back for attachment to a leather belt. Bronze, with perpendicular linear decor at three levels, with remnants of gold inlay. Partly encrusted green patina. China, Warring States Period (-475/-221). Height: 4 3/4" (12,2 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #647840 (stock #1-0417)
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Small belt hook, main part with an oval shape, its short stem ending in a finely cast dragon head. Round knob at the back for attachment to a leather belt. Bronze, with encrusted dark-green patina. Metal partly showing on the main part (was probably "cleaned" during archeological digging). China, Warring States Period (-475/-221). Height: 1 5/8" (4 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Pre 1950 item #1198638 (stock #1-0749)
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Very old and nicely carved black mask, of typical conical coiffe and slightly smiling feminine face. Wood, fine patina. Africa, Gabon, Punu Peoples, Tsangui sub-group. Height: 13 1/4" (34 cm). Old accident on left side of coiffe, erosion due to age, otherwise very good condition. Ex. old French collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1837 VR item #1375273 (stock #1-1079)
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Caris snuff bottle of square shape, nicely and delicately decorated with a blue design on white background representing hunting scenes on four sides. Four character inscription on right top of one side. Reign mark beneath (Qian Long Nian Zhe). China, Qing Dynasty, early 19th century. Height: 6.7 cm. Stopper missing. Tiny chip on one shoulder (see photo # 1), otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Jewelry : Pre AD 1000 item #1395554 (stock #1-1138)
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Hair pin carved in the shape of a lion standing on a rounded base, surmounting the short pin. Bone with reddish color. Bactria, ca. 400 B.C. Height: 11.3 cm. Slight damage due to age, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1207478 (stock #1-0770)
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Superbly cast amulet ("tsa tsa" in Tibetan language) mould and representing on top Buddha sitting on a lotus throne, surmounting two Bodhisattvas, one being Manjusri, the other Avalokiteshvara, both sitting on a lotus throne. A stupa is shown between the two Bodhisattvas. Bronze. Tibet, 19th century. Height: " 3/8" (8,6 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1393169 (stock #1-1122)
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Heavy bracelet decorated with a tiger head at each tip. Bronze, with partly encrusted green patina. Bactria, ca. 6th century B.C. maybe earlier. Inside diameter: around 9.5 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1377636 (stock #1-1093)
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Cylinder seal finely engraved to represent a human being holding a bird in each hand and standing beside a couple of winged chimeras each with a human head and surmounted by a bird with two heads. Bronze with green patina. Bactria, Ca. 4th century BC. Height: 3 cm. Very good condition. NOTE: this rare seal may come from Mesopotamia, or be inspired from its art.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1315024 (stock #1-0917)
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Finely cast vajra, or "dorje", with five prongs of which four are coming out of "makara" (water dragons) mouths, and the classic double lotus shaped center. Bronze, nice green patina. Tibet, 18th century.Length: 4 7/16" (11,3 cm). Very good condition.