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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


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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.


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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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(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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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 1500 

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.


"Nuo" Theater Mask of Tudigong, China, Early 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1275068 (stock# 1-0883)

"Nuo" Theater Mask of Tudigong, China, Early 19th C.
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 1500 

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.


"Nuo" Theater Mask of Judge Bao, 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1267227 (stock# 1-0878)

"Nuo" Theater Mask of Judge Bao, 19th C.
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 1100 

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.


Ceramic Bowl # 2, China, Song Dynasty

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre 1492   item# 1265833 (stock# 1-0874)

Ceramic Bowl # 2, China, Song Dynasty
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 250 

Ceramic bowl of flat shape, light celadon/cream color, with a lotus incised design inside and a foliage incised design outside. China, Song Dynasty period (Ca. 12th century). Diameter: 6 5/8" (17 cm). Traces of the original silver cover on the rim. Very good condition.


Ceramic Bowl # 1, China, Song Dynasty

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre 1492   item# 1265832 (stock# 1-0873)

Ceramic Bowl # 1, China, Song Dynasty
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 225 

Ceramic bowl of flat shape, nice celadon color, with a lotus incised design inside. China, Song Dynasty period (Ca. 12th century). Diameter: 6 9/16" (16,6 cm). Traces of the original silver cover on the rim. Very good condition.


Rare Statue of Liu Hai, Ming Dyn.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1700   item# 1262480 (stock# 1-0870)

Rare Statue of Liu Hai, Ming Dyn.
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 3500 

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.


Fragmentary Statue of Buddha, China, Early Ming.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1492   item# 1261889 (stock# 1-0865)

Fragmentary Statue of Buddha, China, Early Ming.
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 750 

Fragmentary statue of Buddha, in monk's robes, sitting cross-legged, his hands in bhumisparsa and dharmachakra mudras. Bronze, with dark-green patina and traces of the original gilding. China, early Ming Dynasty (Ca. 14th/15th century). Height: 5 3/4" (14,6 cm). The statue is nicely mounted on a custom plexi stand. Provenance: old British collection.


Statue Head of Buddha, China, 18th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1800   item# 1255028 (stock# 1-0860)

Statue Head of Buddha, China, 18th C.
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 1200 

Head of Buddha, its face with eyes almost closed reflecting a profound inner serenity. Wood, with numerous layers of polychrome pigments, lacquering and gilding. China, early 18th century, probably earlier. Height: 32 cm. The head is not mounted. Some flaking, otherwise very good condition.


"Nuo" Theater Mask of Heshang, Early 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1253197 (stock# 1-0859)

"Nuo" Theater Mask of Heshang, Early 19th C.
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 1300 

Mask of the "Nuo" esoteric theater representing the character of Heshang, the Buddhist monk, with very expressive features. The mask was carved on wood, then paper was affixed all over its surface, on which polychrome pigments were painted. China, early 19th century, probably earlier. Height: 9 13/16" (25 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Paper partly flaked, and consequently the colors, otherwise very good condition.


Nuo Theater Mask of Master Jiang, China, 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1248647 (stock# 1-0856)

Nuo Theater Mask of Master Jiang, China, 19th C.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 1500 

Mask of the "Nuo" esoteric theater representing the character of Master Jiang, a respected professor. Polychrome wood, with animal hair under the nose and around the chin to represent mustache and beard. China, early 19th century. Height: 9 3/8" (24 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Very good condition. Publications: "Le Masque de Chine" by Yves Crehalet Actes Sud Publisher, France, 2007 (p. 148).


Important Jade Pendant, China, Neolithic Period

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre AD 1000   item# 1245171 (stock# 1-0852)

Important Jade Pendant, China, Neolithic Period
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 1200 

Pendant of circular fetal form ending in the shape of a pig or boar head. This type of pendant is called "pig dragon" pendant not only because of its form but also because it is the first representation of the dragon in Chinese art history. This piece is made of light green jade, with light beige and brown inclusions. It dates back to the Neolithic Period, Hongshan Culture, Ca. 3500-2500 BC. Its height: 2 1/8" (5,4 cm). Some light erosion, otherwise very good condition. Ex. Old Eu ...click for details

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