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 : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #664214 (stock #1-0452)
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 : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #647840 (stock #1-0417)
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 : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #646662 (stock #1-0407)
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 : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #644414 (stock #1-0400)
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 1700 item #590099 (stock #1-0365)
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.
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 : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #515047 (stock #1-0325)
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.
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.