All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1315024 (stock #1-0917)
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1315012 (stock #1-0916)
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1315007 (stock #1-0913)
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1960 item #1310477 (stock #1-0908)
Tattoo ink container of cylindrical shape decorated with a monkey in relief, in a rather aggressive posture, holding the container with its four paws. Wood, with a fine dark brown patina. The piece is nicely mounted on a custom plexi stand. Height (without stand): 6.5 cm. Old restoration on one of the limbs (almost invisible), otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1305437 (stock #1-0906)
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 : Hardstones : Pre 1700 item #1304838 (stock #1-0905)
Small light celadon colored jade cup of classical shape. China, Ming Dynasty period. Height: 1 5/16" (3,3 cm). Traces of long stay underground (small stains), otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1298480 (stock #1-0900)
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 : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1293068 (stock #1-0895)
Antique temple banner consisting in a long sort of ribbon made of paper on which a series of religious scenes showing Taoist gods and chimeras are hand painted with polychrome pigments. The banner is around 10 m long by 27 cm high, and is affixed to a wood stick on both sides. The piece is signed Zheng Fa and dated Xian Feng 6 (1855). It is coming from the South West region of China, and was painted by an artist who was a member of the Yao ethnic minority. The banner has suffered damages due to ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1289604 (stock #1-0891)
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1280020 (stock #1-0885)
Flint and tinder pouch, in the shape of an envelope made of leather with a heavy steel lower edge, and a loop on top to allow suspension from the belt. Lavish silver and brass decoration with three turquoises in the middle. Tibet, 19th century. Length: 5 3/4" (14,7 cm). Obvious signs of age, wear and use, otherwise very good condition. A rather scarce object nowadays.
Very rare eating set comprising of: 1) a knife with horn handle with iron tip with gilt decor, the blade itself beautifully forged and decorated with incised lotus design on one side and inlaid gold stylized dragon on the other side; 2) a nicely shaped wood sheath covered with red colored shark skin and with a farming made of iron lavishly decorated with incised and gilt floral designs; 3) a pair of iron chopsticks; 4) three toothpicks made of iron with nice decoration on tip. This set belonged...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #1275068 (stock #1-0883)
A very fine mask of the esoteric "Nuo" theater, representing the character of Tudigong, the God of Cereals, wearing an official cap, his face illuminated by a large smile. Wood, with polychrome colors. China, early 19th century. Height: 11" (28 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1837 VR item #1267229 (stock #1-0880)
Small statue of Hindu goddess Annapurna sitting on a square throne and holding a ritual spoon with both hands. Very well defined features. Bronze, with dark green patina. India, 19th century. Height: 1 3/4" (4,5 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #1267227 (stock #1-0878)
Mask of the "Nuo" esoteric theater representing the character of Bao Gong, or Judge Bao, also named "King of Inferno" because he also goes down to visit the Inferno to inquire about the souls. The mask was carved on wood on which lacquer and polychrome pigments were painted. China, mid-19th century. Height: 12 1/4" (30,5 cm). Old insect damage (no more danger), otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #1263077 (stock #1-0871)
Sutra book lock, or clasp, cast in the shape of an H, with an elaborate decor comprising of a square at its center with a relief showing a Buddha in "bhumisparsa mudra" beside a stupa, the square itself being flanked by a standing lion on each side. opening at top and bottom for attachment. Bronze, with reddish green patina in the recesses. Tibet, 16th century. Height: 1 3/4" (4,4 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom wood stand. Erosion due to great age, otherwise good condition. Note: s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1262480 (stock #1-0870)
Very fine and rare statue of smiling Liu Hai dancing on a square base, with his three-legged toad at his feet. He is holding a vase in his left hand and a half coin in his right hand. Bronze, nice, partly encrusted green patina. China, Ming Dynasty. Height: 5 1/4" (13,3 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1262004 (stock #1-0868)
Statue of Buddha sitting on a double lotus throne, his hands in "bhumisparsa mudra". At the center front and back of the throne, a small niche contains a relief representing what seems to be a Green Tara in regal repose posture. Inscription at the bottom of the front of the throne. Bronze with green and reddish patina. Laos, early 18th century, maybe earlier. Height: 6 3/16" (15,7 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1837 VR item #1261913 (stock #1-0867)
Ancient Buddhist book of sutras comprising of two thick lacquered and gilt cardboard covers decorated with 16 Buddhas sitting on a throne with their hands in bhumisparsa mudra posture. The central Buddha is flanked by two smaller buddhas, and at their feet are two small praying monks. The book has 42 X 2 pages (written on two sides) written in black characters. Burma, 19th century. Length: 15 1/2" (39 cm). Traces of old water stains, slight damage on the bottom of one page, other wise very good ...