Sutra book lock 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. Not ...click for details
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.
Small seal in the shape of Liu Hai standing with his toad at his feet. Remnants of a loop at the back for attachment. One Chinese character beneath. Bronze, with fine dark-green and reddish patina. China, Song Dynasty. Height: 1 3/4" (4,5 cm). Erosion due to great age, otherwise very good condition. A rare piece.
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. Burma, early 18th century, maybe earlier. Height: 6 3/16" (15,7 cm). Very good condition.
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 ...click for details
Face mask of oval shape, with typical cubistic features. Wood, dark-brown patina, remnants of kaolin around the eyes. Africa, R.D. Congo (ex. Zaire), Lwalwa Peoples. Height: 11 5/8" (29,7 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Old accident locally restored on top of coiffe, otherwise very good condition.
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.
Mask of the "Nuo" esoteric theater, with strong features, representing the character of Tudigong, the God of the Soil and of Cereals. Lacquered wood. Cotton thread is affixed under the nose and around the chin to represent the mustache and the beard. China, early 19th century. Height: 10" (25,3 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Very good condition. NOTE: This rather rare mask belongs to the type of masks which were made by the Yao ethnic group, located South-West ...click for details
Temple or palace architectural element, of corner shape, representing Garuda, the Hindu celestial being, in relief, wearing wings and holding the Snake. Strongly eroded wood. Nepal, 15th to 16th century. Height: 12 1/4" (31 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. good condition. NOTE: this piece is rather heavy, so we recommend to consult us for shipping cost.
Small statue of Buddha sitting on a double lotus throne, his hands in "bhumisparsa mudra". Copper, with traces of the original silvering in the recesses. Tibet, 18th century. Height: 2 3/16" (5,6 cm). Erosion, otherwise good condition. NOTE: this type of statue was carefully kept in a small portable altar by a Tibetan Bhuddist devotee.
Small statue of a standing Buddhist monk, his hands in prayer posture. Bronze with remnants of the original girding, green and reddish patina. China, Tang Dynasty period. Height: 2 1/4" (5,7 cm). The statue is nicely mounted on a custom plexi stand. Erosion, otherwise good condition.
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.
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.
Fire lighting implement consisting of a piece of iron, pieces of fabric and a fragment of flint stone, the whole set being contained in a rattan box. This implement belonged formerly to a member of a tribe located in Palawan Island, South West of the Philipino Archipelago. Such tribe, like a few others in this island, has in some aspects remained in the Stone Age. It was put under the protection of the Philipino Government some 40 years ago. The closed box length is 7 5/8" (19,2 cm). The bo ...click for details
Mask which was used for the protection of a household against evil spirits. Wood, fine dark brown glossy patina. Nepal, early 19th century. 11 3/16" (28,4 cm). Old accidents (visible on photos), otherwise good condition.