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Statue of a Fisherman, Steatite, China, Early 20th C.

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1930   item# 1323849 (stock# 1-0943)


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Finely carved statue of a smiling fisherman, holding a cane on which three fish are tied up in his right hand and two fish on a rope in his left hand. The fisherman is standing on a rock on which a basket containing a fish is put on the left side of the fisherman. Bi-colored steatite. China, early 20th century. Height: 29,5 cm. Very good condition. Provenance: old French collection.


Ivory & Silver Cigarette Holder, China, Early 20th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1910   item# 1323501 (stock# 1-0942)


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Cigarette holder made of ivory nicely carved in relief to represent a dragon chasing the pearl in the middle of clouds. Both tips are made of silver. China, early 20th century. Length: 9,8 cm. Obvious signs of use and wear, otherwise very good condition.


Fine Porcelain Cup, China, Qing Dynasty

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1323199 (stock# 1-0941)


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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


 

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.


Small Water Basin, China, Qing Dynasty

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1323039 (stock# 1-0938)


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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


 

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.


Porcelain Vase, China, Early 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1322942 (stock# 1-0937)

Porcelain Vase, China, Early 19th C.
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


 

Porcelain vase of bulbous body and elongated neck, with a hand painted decor in blue over a white background representing a phoenix in clouds. China, Qing Dynasty, early 19th century or earlier. Height: 18,4 cm. Tiny chips around the rim and base, otherwise very good condition.


Statue of Buddha Sakyamuni, China, Yuan Dynasty

Catalogue: 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


Steatite Statue of a Fisherman, China, Early 20th C.

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1930   item# 1321273 (stock# 1-0931)


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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


 

Nicely carved statue of a fisherman standing on a rock, his face showing a large smile, holding a cane on which two fish are attached in his right hand, and his beard in his left hand. Bi-colored steatite. China, early 20th century. Height: 20 cm. Very tiny chips, otherwise very good condition. Provenance: old French collection.


Very Rare Small Seal, China, Ming Dynasty

Catalogue: 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.


Statue of Xuan Wu, Emperor of the North, China, 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1900   item# 1319534 (stock# 1-0921)

Statue of Xuan Wu, Emperor of the North, China, 19th C.
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 500 

Statue of Xuan Wu, or Zhen Wu, God of the North, in formal attire, sitting on a throne, with his two attributes, the snake and the tortoise. Wood with polychrome painting. China, 19th century Height: 13" (32,5 cm). Colors partly chipped, otherwise very good condition. NOTE: Xuan Wu is one of the highest ranking Taoist deities.


Statue of a Dignitary, China, Ming Dynasty

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1700   item# 1311078 (stock# 1-0911)

Statue of a Dignitary, China, Ming Dynasty
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 1200 

Statue of a taoist dignitary, in formal attire, standing on an elevated hexagonal base on which a relief representing a reclining animal is carved. Two votive boxes at the back, both with missing lid. China, Ming Dynasty period. The statue is mounted on a stand. height (without stand): 31,5 cm. A few missing parts at the lower side of the base and at the back of the head, with no real damage to the general aspect of the statue, otherwise very good condition.


Ivory Fertility Amulet, China, 18th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1800   item# 1305438 (stock# 1-0907)

Ivory Fertility Amulet, China, 18th C.
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 500 

Fertility amulet carved in the shape of a male infant standing and holding a lotus flower. Ivory, with a fine patina. China, 18th century. Height: 2 1/8" (5,4 cm). The pice is nicely mounted on a custom plexi stand. Very good condition.


Small Buddhist Portable Altar, China, Northern Wei Dynasty

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1305437 (stock# 1-0906)

Small Buddhist Portable Altar, China, Northern Wei Dynasty
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


SOLD 

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.


Small Jade Cup; China, Ming Dynasty Period

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1700   item# 1304838 (stock# 1-0905)

Small Jade Cup; China, Ming Dynasty Period
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 200 

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.


Important & Rare Agate Snuff Bottle, China, 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1900   item# 1298480 (stock# 1-0900)

Important & Rare Agate Snuff Bottle, China, 19th C.
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


SOLD 

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.


Statue of Bodhisattva Manjusri, China, Ming Dynasty

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1492   item# 1289769 (stock# 1-0892)

Statue of Bodhisattva Manjusri, China, Ming Dynasty
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 2800 

A very finely cast statue of Bodhisattva Manjusri wearing diadem and formal attire, holding a book in his left hand, his right hand in argumentative posture. Manjusri is sitting cross-legged on an elevated lotus throne resting on the back of a stylized lion, itself standing on a rounded base. Bronze with dark-green patina. Traces of an original lacquering and gilding. China, early Ming Dynasty. Height: 6 1/4" (16 cm). Tiny part of diadem missing, otherwise very good condition.

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