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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1345654 (stock #1-0995)
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Statue of Jambhala, also known as Kubera or Vaishravana, wearing necklace, dhoti and diadem, sitting on a double lotus throne, holding the mongoose that spits jewels in his left hand and a currency in his right hand. The statue may have had a mandorla affixed at its back in the past. Bronze, with green and reddish patina particularly under the statue. Tibet, early 19th century. Height: 7 cm. Very good condition. NOTE: Kubera is the Tibetan God of Wealth and Prosperity.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1340439 (stock #1-0990)
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Pendant of rectangular shape with rounded angles decorated on one side with a relief design representing a silkworm. Conical perforations on the back side. China, Neolithic period. Height: 5.5 cm. Erosion due to great age, otherwise good condition
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre AD 1000 item #1337463 (stock #1-0981)
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Small reliquary box, of cylindrical shape, with its cupola shaped lid ending in a decorated point at its top. The body of the box is decorated with three heads of Buddha in relief and three stars themselves in relief, surmounting a geometric design also in relief. Silver alloy, with a fine age patina. Remnants of soil encrustations. Pakistan, Graeco-Buddhist art, Gandhara Period, Ca. 1st to 3rd century. Height: 7.8 cm. Good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1337407 (stock #1-0979)
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Ink pot with its lid, lavishly decorated with floral design in relief on the pot itself and with stylized lotus on its foot. A chain is attached to the pot. Fine dark green patina. Nepal, 19th century. Height: 11.3 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1333551 (stock #1-0966)
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Small scroll painting on paper representing two Taoist gods, the one on top wearing a mandarin attire, holding a banner and riding a white bird, the one on the lower side in military garb, riding a tiger, holding a banner in his left hand. China, mid 19th century. Height: 42 cm. Obvious signs of great age, a few losses, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1326840 (stock #1-0955)
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Mokkogate samurai sword guard (tsuba) made of shibuishi with gold inserts, with katakiri decor representing on one side a monk sitting and holding a brush and surrounded by clouds and on the other side a dragon emerging from clouds. The tsuba is signed. Japan, Edo Period, 18th/19th century. Diameter: 6.7 cm. the tsuba is offered in its original box. Very good condition. Provenance: Old Canadian collection. Auction sale Tajan, in Paris, December 14th 2015.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1323199 (stock #1-0941)
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Porcelain cup with curved sides, with a hand painted blue decor on a white background representing a landscape showing on the left side a rocky lakeshore with two old men sitting under a gnarled tree, and the right side a fisherman rowing on a boat. Above the scenery, a four line inscription. Two character mark beneath. The rim is protected by a bronze circle, but this is not meant to hide any blemish. China, Qing Dynasty. Height: 3,3 cm. Diameter: 11,4 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1323039 (stock #1-0938)
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Small water basin used for calligraphy or painting. The basin is superbly decorated with two handles and three feet in the shape of bamboo branches and a relief decor of bamboo leaves on each side. Apocryphal reign mark beneath (Xuan De). The basin is made of bronze with a fine green patina. China, Qing Dynasty, early 19th century. Height: 4,9 cm. Diameter: 5,5 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1322868 (stock #1-0936)
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Statue of Buddha Sakyamuni, in monk's robes, sitting cross-legged on a double lotus throne, his hands in bhumisparsa mudra. Cast iron. China, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368 A.D.). Height: 23 cm. Old accident at the back of the statue (see photos), strong oxydation due to great age, otherwise good condition. A rather rare piece
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1970 item #1321094 (stock #1-0929)
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Large and rare mask with deformed features. Wood, with traces of black and white pigments. This type of mask is called "mbangu" and symbolizes the effects of an epilepsy fit. Epilepsy is considered as a manifestation of the spirits. Africa, Gabon, Pende Peoples. Height: 30 cm. The mask,is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Old accidents and insect attacks, local restorations, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1970 item #1321089 (stock #1-0926)
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Face mask with strong features, accentuated not only by the carving itself but also by the red, white and black pigments applied on the forehead, the cheeks and at the back of the face. Wood, with beautiful age patina. Africa, D.R. Congo, Bakongo ethnic group. Height: 28 cm. The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Old accidents and chips with no real damage, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1320924 (stock #1-0923)
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Small seal, the handle made of bronze in the shape of a snarling tiger standing on a steel square base. Archaic characters beneath. China, Ming Dynasty or earlier. Height: 2,6 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1318086 (stock #1-0919)
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Ritual spoon used for Hindu religious ceremonies, lavishly decorated on its top with a tiny statue of Hanuman dancing on the Naga Snake, on its stem with geometric design, and on the spoon itself with two birds facing each other and geometric design. Bronze with fine dark-green patina. India, 19th century. Height: 5 7/8" (15 cm). The spoon is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Hanuman right hand missing, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1318083 (stock #1-0918)
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Statue of Buddha in monk's robes sitting cross-legged in meditation posture. Bronze, heavy oxydation, encrusted green patina. China, circa Wu or Western Jin Dynasty (3rd to 4th century). Height: 12 cm. Strong erosion due to great age, old accidents (holes in some areas), otherwise good condition. NOTE 1: although it is quite difficult to put a datation on this piece, there is no doubt that this is one of the earliest representations of the Buddha. NOTE 2: This statue was collected in the early 2...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1315012 (stock #1-0916)
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Small figurine representing Kuan Yin, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, in formal attire and wearing elaborate diadem and necklaces, sitting cross-legged on an elevated throne around which reclining lions are showing. Bronze, with dark reddish-green patina. China, Northern Wei or Sui Dynasty. Height: 2 3/4" (7 cm). Strong erosion due to great age, right hand partly chipped (old accident) otherwise good condition. An extremely rare object.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1305437 (stock #1-0906)
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Small portable altar representing Buddha in relief backed by an aureola. Buddha is shown sitting cross-legged on a circular throne, his hands in meditation posture. The altar is made of bronze, and has a beautiful dark-green and reddish patina (a sign of great age). The piece was cast in China, during the Northern Wei Dynasty period (386-534 A.D.). Height: 1 7/8" (4,7 cm). Nicely mounted on a plexi stand. Strong erosion due to age, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1298480 (stock #1-0900)
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Superb and well hollowed-out blue striped agate snuff bottle. The stopper is made of bronze, with a beautifully shaped coral top. The spoon is made of bronze. China, 19th Century. Height (without stopper): 2 1/8" (5,4 cm). Tiny chips on rim of neck and base, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1289604 (stock #1-0891)
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Small altar ("zushi" in Japanese) made of wood, lacquered in black outside, gilt inside. The locking system as well as the hinges are made of beautifully decorated bronze. The altar contains a gilt wood statue of Buddha sitting cross-legged in meditation posture on an elevated throne backed by an aureola. Japan, 19th century. Total height: 8" (20,5 cm). Flaked lacquer at the base, otherwise very good condition.