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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1700 item #263282 (stock #1-0037)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€900.00
Statue of a Taoist dignitary in formal attire, holding his mandarin tablet("hu" in Chinese language) in both hands, and standing on a square pedestal resting on four feet. The face bears a strong Tang Dynasty stylistic influence. Bronze, with dark-gren patina, and remnants of the original gilding. The statue was cast in China during the Ming Dynasty (1368~1644 A.D.). Height: 10 1/8" (25,7cm). The piece is very heavy. Small casting defects at the base of the neck, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #360842 (stock #1-0225)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€700.00
Large mask, of fierce expression, with protruding forehead and nose, and large, pierced through eyes, nostrils and mouth. The mask is covered with numerous small holes around the eyebrows, under the nose and around the chin, in which animal hair has been inserted and glued with wax. Wood, with dark-brown, sometimes encrusted, patina. Asia, Himalayan Region , 18th century, maybe earlier. Height: 14 1/2" (36 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand which enhances its strange beauty....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #382082 (stock #1-0234)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€100.00
Large bracelet of flat shape decorated with a relief geometric design. Bronze, with dark-green patina. Philippines Archipelago, Mindanao Island, 19th century. Diameter: 4 3/4" (12 cm). Very good condition. Collected in the Philippines in 1978. A rather rare piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #382086 (stock #1-0235)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€120.00
Large bronze bracelet of flat shape decorated on one side with several geometric designs inside which are remnants of silver inlays, and on the other side with a series of squarish incised geometric designs which must have contained silver inlays, now gone. Philippines Archipelago, Mindanao Island, 19th century, maybe earlier. Diameter: 4 7/8" (12,5 cm). A small dent on the outer rim, otherwise good condition. Collected in the Philippines in 1978. A rather rare piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #386725 (stock #1-0253)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€150.00
Sutra book clasp cast in the shape of an H, with a Tibetan "dorje" (or "vajra") placed horizontally at its center. Square opening at top and bottom for attachment. Bronze, with partly encrusted greenish patina. Tibet, 17th century, maybe earlier. Height: 1 5/8" (4,2 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom wood stand. Erosion due to great age, otherwise good condition. Note: such implement was used to lock the straps that kept a "sutra" book (a book containing Buddhist texts) closed.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #422002 (stock #1-0287)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€150.00
Small architectural ornament, carved in the shape of a Garuda, standing under a triangular platform with his wings open. Wood, fine dark patina. Nepal, 18th century, probably earlier. Height: 4 1/8" (10,5 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Old traces of woodworm work (no danger), large chip on right side of platform, otherwise good condition. Note: in Hindu religion, Garuda is a demigod, half man half eagle, who carries god Vishnu.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1950 item #464813 (stock #1-0316)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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Loom pulley carved in the shape of a chimera surmounting a rectangular open base which originally contained the wheel of the pulley. Wood. South East Asia, Golden Triangle Region Peoples. Height: 10 1/4" (26 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom wood stand. Obvious signs of use and age, very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #515047 (stock #1-0325)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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Statue of the God of Medicine, in formal robes, standing on a squarish base and flanked by his two attributes, the lion and the dragon. Rectangular hole at the back to make room for a "votive box", lid missing but some votive documents still remaining. Wood, with remnants of lacquering and gilding. China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Height: 9 1/2" (24 cm). Hands and dragon head missing, some flaking, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1700 item #584115 (stock #1-0339)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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Small statue of a Buddhist worshipper, standing in formal costume. Wood, with remnants of the original lacquering and gilding. China, Ming Dynasty. Height: 8 3/16" (20,5 cm). The statue is mounted on a custom wood stand. Hands and feet missing, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #589412 (stock #1-0352)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€450.00
Statue of a "lohan" (Buddhist holy man) standing on a tall rounded base, his hands originally holding an implement (now gone). Votive box open at the back (lid missing). Wood, with large remnants of black and red lacquering, and gilding on face and hands. China, 18th century. Height: 18" (45 cm). Obvious signs of great age, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #589728 (stock #1-0356)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€200.00
Vase of flattened spheric shape, with a large flaring neck. Terracotta, fine patina. The vase bears a label from the National Museum of the Philippines in Manila, allowing it to be exported. This piece was found in the Philippines Archipelago, during an archeological digging in 1978. Dimensions: height: 5 1/2" (13,5 cm), diameter: 7" (17 cm). Very good condition despite its old age. A rare piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #589734 (stock #1-0357)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€200.00
Lime box of round shape, its lid with embossed decor of the Buddhist Wheel of the Law on top, foliage design under it, surmounting a series of dragons in clouds below, the whole on an elaborate tiny lotus decor. The sides of the lid are decorated with a geometric incised design of a cross and a kind of Greek key. The sides of the body of the box are also decorated with this cross and Greek key design. Beneath the box, an incised decor of Buddhist svastika and flowers. Two small loops for attachm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #590099 (stock #1-0365)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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Small wood relief carved in the shape of a Hindu deity, wearing diadem, with four arms, sitting cross-legged on a lotus throne, in a niche surrounded by a stylized flaming aureola. Himalayan Region, 16th century, probably earlier. Height: 3 3/8" (8,5 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom wood stand. Obvious signs of great age, otherwise good condition. Note: this relief was certainly part of a larger architectural ornament.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #593720 (stock #1-0372)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€300.00
Superbly cast bird perch, of curved shape, with four dragon heads in the round. Bronze, with fine greenish patina. Himalayan Region, 18th century. Dimensions: length: 3 5/8" (9 cm), height: 3 1/8" (8 cm). Excellent condition. A rare and fine piece. Collected in Nepal in 1974 by its former owner.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #593721 (stock #1-0373)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€300.00
Superbly cast bird perch, of curved shape, with two dragon heads and two bird heads in the round. Bronze, with fine greenish patina. Himalayan Region, 18th century. Dimensions: length: 3 3/4" (9,5 cm), height: 2 7/8" (7,3 cm). Excellent condition. A rare and fine piece. Collected In Nepal in 1974 by its former owner.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #601393 (stock #1-0383)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€500.00
Mask representing the face of Kuan Yin, a Buddhist deity (originally Bodhisattava Avalokiteshvara), wearing a crown on which a stylized representation of Amithaba Buddha, sitting cross-legged in meditation posture, is incised at the center front and framed by an incised floral design. The face of the mask has a severe expression, its eyes are pierced through, its ears are large. Wood, with traces of its original coloring in the recesses. China, 18th century. Height: 11" (27,5 cm). The mask is ni...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #604047 (stock #1-0385)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€400.00
Face mask of almost flat shape, with rectangular protruding forehead, long triangular nose, pierced-through rectangular eyes and mouth. Wood, with fine dark-brown patina. Animal hair has been affixed with black resin, to represent eyebrows, moustache and beard. Old rope still attached to the mask. Himalayas, 19th century, probably even earlier. Height: 10 1/4" (25,5 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand that enhances its strange beauty. Obvious signs of long use and great age, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #644414 (stock #1-0400)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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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 : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #646659 (stock #1-0406)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€700.00
Household protection mask, flat, of squarish shape, with rounded forehead incised with stylized hair design, very small incised highly stylized ears, small pierced through round eyes, long nose, rectangular pierced through mouth showing teeth, roundish short chin. Wood, with partly encrusted brown patina. Himalayan Region, early 19th century, probably earlier. Height: 11 3/4" (29,7 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand which enhances its strange beauty. Erosion at base of chin,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #646662 (stock #1-0407)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€500.00
Large mask of rectangular shape, with protruding forehead, small pierced through oval eyes, long tubular nose, small ears, open pierced through mouth showing teeth, large chin. Round large hole on each side below ear level and above forehead. Wood, darkish encrusted patina. The mask has kept its original rope, of red colour, for attachment to the dancer's head. Himalayan Region, early 19th century. Height: 12 1/2" (31 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Obvious signs of use ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #646667 (stock #1-0408)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€650.00
Unusual mask with flat top, small forehead, relief pierced through eyes, protruding nose, open mouth showing pierced through teeth, short rounded chin. Wood, dark patina. Remnants of thin superimposed layers of polychrome pigments. Himalayan Region, early 19th century, probably earlier. Height: 10 1/4" (26 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand which enhances its strange beauty. Old accident at base of chin, some erosion and flaking, otherwise very good condition. Note: this pie...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #646675 (stock #1-0409)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€600.00
Highly unusual mask, which has kept the original shape of the tree trunk from which it was carved. The mask itself is carved in a kind of "reverse relief", its features hollowed out, except for its nose. One round hole at ear level on each side. Wood, with brown semi-glossy patina. Himalayan Region, early 20th century. Height: 12" (30 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand which enhances its strange beauty. Erosion on some areas (forehead, nose and chin), otherwise very good con...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #646694 (stock #1-0412)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€900.00
Very large mask representing the Hindu god Hanuman, one of the heroes of the Ramayana epic. Small ears, eyes in relief, long nose and upper jaw, open pierced through mouth showing teeth, large lower jaw. Two large holes at eye level to allow the bearer of the mask to see. Wood, with brown semi-glossy patina. Himalayan Region, early 20th century, maybe earlier. Length: 13 3/4" (35 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand which enhances its strange beauty and aspect. Very good condi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #647840 (stock #1-0417)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #660111 (stock #1-0446)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,200.00
Statue of crowned Buddha, in royal attire, his hands in "bhumisparsa mudra" (taking the Earth as a witness of the veracity of his sayings), sitting cross-legged on a tall throne. A hole at the top of the crown suggests the presence originally of a finial, now gone, while a hole at the back means that the statue was held firmly in a niche via a tenon. Marble, with numerous remnants of the original pigments. Burma, 17th century. Height: 10 1/4" (26,5 cm). Despite chips in some areas and obvious si...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #664214 (stock #1-0452)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,100.00
Statue of Buddha, in monk's robes, his beautiful, slightly smiling face reflecting a profound inner serenity, standing on what must have been a round lotus throne, now missing. Wood, with large remnants of the original lacquering and gilding, and numerous glass inlays. Glass eyes. Burma, 19th century, maybe earlier. Height: 14 1/2" (37 cm). The statue is nicely mounted on a tall custom wood stand which enhances its beauty. The stand itself is 8 1/4" (20,5 cm) high, so the whole statue and stand ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #699608 (stock #1-0482)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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Pair of plaques in the shape of not entirely identical snarling tigers, with a hole at shoulder level for attachment. Bronze, with red, blue and green partly encrusted patina. China, Han Dynasty Period, Ordos Culture. Length: 3 1/2" and 3 5/8" (8,7 and 9,1 cm). The pair is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. A crack on the smallest piece, otherwise very good condition. Ex. old French collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1837 VR item #699610 (stock #1-0483)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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Statue of Buddha Sakyamuni, in monk's robes, his hands in "bhumisparsa mudra" (posture showing Buddha taking the Earth as a witness of the veracity of his sayings), sitting cross-legged on a high lotus throne. Inscriptions at the back of the throne. Embossed silver encasing a resin core. Burma, 19th century. Height: 7" (18 cm). Slight dent at the lower part of the face, top of head partly missing, otherwise very good condition. A very fine piece. Ex. old French collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1837 VR item #704653 (stock #1-0487)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€190.00
Glass snuff bottle of flat shape, painted inside with a polychrome decor of a couple engaged in sexual intercourse in a room on one side, and of a village on the other side. China, 19th century. Height: 2 1/2" (6,6 cm). Minute chips at the neck, painting partly faded, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #705862 (stock #1-0492)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€500.00
Statue of a snarling deity sitting on a rounded triangular base. Bronze, with partly encrusted green and red patina. Indonesia, Borneo Island, Dayak Peoples. Height: 6 3/8" (16 cm). Very good condition. A rare piece. Note: the statue was acquired in Indonesia in 1974.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #710017 (stock #1-0495)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€2,000.00
Cap mask or headdress carved from wood, covered with antelope skin and with a base of woven basketry for attachment to the head of the masquerade. Two antelope horns are affixed to the top of the mask. Remnants of human hair around the top of the piece. Several holes beneath the upper jaw suggest the former existence of wooden pegs to represent teeth. Africa, Nigeria, Ekoi/Ejagham Peoples, early 20th century, probably older. Height: not including the horns: 10 3/4'" (27 cm), altogether: 12" (30 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #719731 (stock #1-0498)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #719744 (stock #1-0500)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€500.00
Small statue of Buddha wearing a diadem, in a meditative posture ("dhyana mudra"), holding a stylized beggar bowl in his hands, sitting cross-legged on a double lotus throne. Bronze, with thick encrusted green patina. Tibet, 16th century. Height: 5 1/2" (14 cm). Diadem partly chipped, a few tiny casting defects, otherwise very good condition. A rather unusual aspect of the Buddha image.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #720994 (stock #1-0503)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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Architectural ornament in relief representing the Hindu God Virabhadra, an avatar of Shiva, standing, wearing formal cap and "dhoti", his face showing a fierce expression underlined by the fangs protruding from his mouth, holding a sword in his left hand and a shield in his right hand. Wood, with fine reddish-brown patina. India, 18th century. Height: 29" (71 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom wood stand. Feet missing, chips in some areas, age cracks, otherwise good condition. Provenan...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1950 item #723078 (stock #1-0504)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€95.00
"Ancient India", Bulletin of the Archeological Survey of India, number 1, January 1946. Published by the Manager of Publications, Delhi. Printed by the Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta. 8 3/8"x10 11/16" (21,5x27 cm). 82 pages. Numerous drawings, maps and photos. A series of articles on the archeology of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, by British field experts, published in the mid forties to the early sixties. Contents described on cover (see photo 1). Worn but good condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1950 item #723080 (stock #1-0505)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€125.00
"Ancient India", Bulletin of the Archeological Survey of India, number 2, July 1946. Published by the Manager of Publications, Delhi. Printed by the Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta. 8 3/8"x10 11/16" (21,5x27 cm). 137 pages. Numerous drawings, maps and photos. A series of articles on the archeology of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, by British field experts, published in the mid forties to the early sixties. Contents described on cover (see photo 1). Worn but good condition.