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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.


Statue of God Kubera, Tibet, Ca. 17th/18th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1800   item# 1301274 (stock# 1-0904)

Statue of God Kubera, Tibet, Ca. 17th/18th C.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 900 

Small and beautifully cast statue of Kubera, the God of Wealth for Tibetan Buddhists. The god is wearing a diadem, and is naked at the waist, sitting in royal ease posture ("rajalilasana") on a double lotus throne, and holding the mongoose that spits the jewels in his left hand and a small vessel containing jewels in his right hand. The statue is made of bronze, and was cast in Tibet in the 17th or early 18th century. Its height is 2 7/8" (7,3 cm). Very good condition.


Tibetan Snuff Bottle, 18th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1800   item# 1301175 (stock# 1-0903)

Tibetan Snuff Bottle, 18th C.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 400 

Snuff bottle of almost globular form, made of two sections carved from burl which has then been lacquered in black. The bottle has a silver neck and a silver circular frame holding the two sections together. It also has an opening with round silver repoussé mount with geometric design at one side, the lid ending in a coral top. Tibet, 18th century. Diameter: 3" (7,6 cm). Age cracks on both sides, stopper and spoon missing, otherwise good condition. Provenance: Old French collection.


Tibetan Flint & Tinder Pouch, 18th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1800   item# 1301058 (stock# 1-0902)

Tibetan Flint & Tinder Pouch, 18th C.
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 600 

Flint and tinder pouch, in the shape of an envelope made of leather with a heavy steel lower edge. A bronze rectangular loop on top, beautifully decorated with a monster at its center framed by water dragons ("makara") on each side, is meant to allow suspension from the owner's belt. Lavish silver decoration with a coral in the middle. Tibet, 18th century. Length: 4" (10,2 cm). Height: 3 1/4" (8,3 cm). Obvious signs of age, wear and use, otherwise very good condition. A r ...click for details


Rare Relief of Vishnu, Nepal, Ca. 17thC.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1700   item# 1301057 (stock# 1-0901)

Rare Relief of Vishnu, Nepal, Ca. 17thC.
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 300 

Small architectural element decorated in relief with Vishnu, in his other name as Anantashayana (meaning "reclining on Ananta"), resting on the many-headed serpent-king called Ananta "the endless". Vishnu is holding the conch ("shankha", symbol of the five existential elements) in both hands. Wood, with fine glossy patina. Nepal, early 17th century, maybe earlier. Height: 6" (15,2 cm). The relief is nicely mounted on a custom wood stand. Erosion due to great ag ...click for details


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.


A Pair of Small Porcelain Vases, Qing Dynasty

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1800   item# 1297417 (stock# 1-0899)

A Pair of Small Porcelain Vases, Qing Dynasty
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 500 

A fine pair of small baluster shaped porcelain vases, with a painted blue decor on white background of two dragons chasing the flaming pearl among clouds. Kangxi reign mark beneath. China, Qing Dynasty period. Height: 7" and 7 1/8" (17,6 and 18 cm). Old restoration the neck of one of the vases (see photos), otherwise very good condition. Provenance: old French provincial collection.


Bust of A Dignitary, India, 18th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1800   item# 1296924 (stock# 1-0898)

Bust of A Dignitary, India, 18th C.
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 270 

Nicely carved bust of a dignitary in formal attire. Wood, fine patina due to old age. India, 18th century.Height: 7 1/2" (19 cm). The statue is mounted on a custom stand. Arms missing, otherwise very good condition.


A Pair of Ogboni Society Edan

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Artifacts: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1295562 (stock# 1-0897)

A Pair of Ogboni Society Edan
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 600 

A very old pair of "edan", each in the shape of a cylindrical stem surmounted by a stylized head with features in relief on the upper part, and terminating on the lower part in a long point. The upper part is made of bronze, with a nice reddish-green patina, and the lower part is made of iron. These edan were worn by a member of the Ogboni secret society, which existed among the Yoruba tribes, in Nigeria, Africa. This particular pair dates back to the 19th century, and was part of an o ...click for details


Ritual Bell, India, 18th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Pre 1800   item# 1293325 (stock# 1-0896)

Ritual Bell, India, 18th C.
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 500 

Large bell used for Hindu religion rituals. Its handle is surmounted by two Hindu deities in relief,Hanuman and Garuda, which are backed by the Naga holy snake. The bell itself is decorated with stylized lotus design. Bronze, with fine reddish-green patina. India, 18th century. Height: 9" (23 cm). Handle slightly bent, otherwise very good condition.


Important and Rare Taoist Temple Banner

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Paintings: Pre 1900   item# 1293068 (stock# 1-0895)

Important and Rare Taoist Temple Banner
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 1800 

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 ...click for details


Small Hindu Deity Head, India, 16th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Pre 1700   item# 1292693 (stock# 1-0894)

Small Hindu Deity Head, India, 16th C.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 500 

Small head of a female Hindu deity, her face reflecting a profound serenity, with a slight smile. Reddish sandstone. India, early 16th century. Height: 3 1/2" (9 cm). Mounted on a custom stand. Erosion, chip on nose, otherwise good condition. Provenance: Zemanek-Münster auction 2013.


Small Stella to Bhairava Nepal, Ca. 15th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1700   item# 1292618 (stock# 1-0893)

Small Stella to Bhairava Nepal, Ca. 15th C.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 500 

Small stella dedicated to Bhairava. The Hindu god is standing on a corpse and holding the snake ("naga") in his right hand, a skull cap ("kapala") in his left hand, and his weapons in his other two hands. Black stone with remnants of ritual material. Nepal, circa 15th century. Height: 5 3/4" (14,5 cm). Mounted on a custom stand. Erosion, otherwise 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.


Cosmetic Plate, Gandhara, Ca. 3rd C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Pre AD 1000   item# 1225986 (stock# 1-0815)

Cosmetic Plate, Gandhara, Ca. 3rd C.
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


SOLD 

Circular cosmetic plate with a fine decoration in relief representing an elephant. Green schist. Pakistan, Graeco-Buddhist art of the Gandhara Period, 1st to 3rd century. Diameter: 4 3/4" (12,2 cm). Erosion, some chips, otherwise good condition.

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