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Important Gilt Bronze Ritual Bell, Nepal, 17th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1700   item# 1241600 (stock# 1-0844)

Important Gilt Bronze Ritual Bell, Nepal, 17th C.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 1500 

Ritual bell, with fine decoration of stylized lotuses on its body. Gilt bronze, with nice reddish green patina. Nepal, 17th century or earlier. Height: 5" (12,7 cm). The bell is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Very good condition.


Ritual Spoon, Indonesia, Flores Isl.

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Wood: Pre 1960   item# 1227925 (stock# 1-0822)

Ritual Spoon, Indonesia, Flores Isl.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 390 

Ritual spoon, its handle carved in the shape of a male ancestor wearing cap and bracelets on arms and legs. A very rare feature is that the ancestor is also wearing a Christian cross at the end of a long necklace. Indonesia, Flores Island. Height: 8 7/16" (21,5 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Old (restored) accident at the junction between the spoon and the handle, tiny chips, otherwise good condition. A truly rare piece.


Bronze Amulet Mould, Tibet, 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900   item# 1207478 (stock# 1-0770)

Bronze Amulet Mould, Tibet, 19th C.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 300 

Superbly cast amulet ("tsa tsa" in Tibetan language) mould and representing on top Buddha sitting on a lotus throne, surmounting two Bodhisattvas, one being Manjusri, the other Avalokiteshvara, both sitting on a lotus throne. A stupa is shown between the two Bodhisattvas. Bronze. Tibet, 19th century. Height: " 3/8" (8,6 cm). Very good condition.


Funereal Mirror, China, Early 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1207369 (stock# 1-0769)

Funereal Mirror, China, Early 19th C.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 500 

Large funereal mirror, of circular shape, with a concentric decor in relief representing chimeras, mostly tiger-shaped but with claws as paws. This design is directly inspired from the decoration of antique Warring States Period funereal mirrors. Bronze, with fine green patina, with red color areas, a sign of great age. China, early 19th century, maybe earlier. Diameter: 7 3/8" (18,8 cm). Very good condition. NOTE: funereal mirrors were placed on the deceased body or beside it, to ward off ...click for details


Bronze Censer, China, 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1207000 (stock# 1-0768)

Bronze Censer, China, 19th C.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 500 

Old Incense burner of circular shape resting on three feet, decorated on all sides with dragons in relief. The two handles are in the shape of agressive dragons. Bronze, with green patina in the recesses. Reign mark beneath, probably apocryphal (Ming Dynasty, Xuande reign). China, 19th century. Height: 3 3/8" (8,7 cm). Diameter: 5 7/8" (15 cm). Very good condition.


Bronze Incense Burner, China, Early 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1206998 (stock# 1-0767)

Bronze Incense Burner, China, Early 19th C.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 500 

Ancient censer, of circular shape, resting on three feet, decorated on all sides with dragons in relief "chasing the pearl" and, on two sides, with dragon heads. Bronze, fine green patina. Reign mark beneath, probably apocryphal (Ming Dynasty, Xuande reign). China, early 19th century. Height: 3 1/4" (8,5 cm). Diameter: 5 4/8" (14,5 cm). Very good condition.


Head of Tau tau, Indonesia, Toraja Peoples

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1930   item# 1206246 (stock# 1-0766)

Head of Tau tau, Indonesia, Toraja Peoples
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(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 900 

Head of funerary statue or effigy, of minimalist shape. Weathered wood, with shell eyes. Indonesia, South Sulawesi, Toraja Peoples. Height: 12" (30 cm). The head is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Very good condition. NOTE 1: The Toraja have this particularly interesting tradition of carving in wood funerary images of the deceased. These figures are kept in galleries or balconies beside the coffins in which high-ranking or noble or wealthy people are buried. NOTE 2: Publications: &q ...click for details


Ancient Mask of Defender of the Faith, Himalayan Region

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1800   item# 1205949 (stock# 1-0765)

Ancient Mask of Defender of the Faith, Himalayan Region
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(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 4500 

Very old mask of Defender of the Buddhist Faith, inspired from the God Mahakala, with a terrifying expression meant to ward off evil spirits. Wood, with nice slightly encrusted glossy dark patina. Himalayan Region, Bhutan or Tibet, 18th century, probably earlier. Height: 11" (28 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom wood stand. Very good condition. NOTE: Together with masks # 1-0761 and # 1-0762, this mask was acquired from an old American collection.


Anthropomorphic Dance Crest, Nigeria, Idoma Peoples

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1960   item# 1205831 (stock# 1-0764)

Anthropomorphic Dance Crest, Nigeria, Idoma Peoples
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 1800 

Finely carved dance crest representing a female bust with an elaborate coiffe. Wood, with glossy dark-brown patina. Africa, Nigeria, Idoma Peoples. Height: 11 1/8" (28,2 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom bronze stand. Old insect infestation (no danger), otherwise very good condition. Ex. old French collection.


Important Himalayan Mask, 18th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1800   item# 1204826 (stock# 1-0761)

Important Himalayan Mask, 18th C.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 9500 

Rare and important mask of Defender of the Buddhist Faith, with an aggressive expression, bulging eyes, open mouth showing fangs, sun and moon symbols on forehead, stylized beard. Wood, with traces of kaolin in the recesses. Himalayan Region, Bhutan or Tibet, 18th century, probably earlier. Height: 14 1/2" (38 cm). The mask is mounted on a custom wood stand. Old accidents, erosion, otherwise good condition. Provenance: Old American collection.


Ivory Divination Tapper # 2, Nigeria, Yoruba Peoples

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Artifacts: Pre 1900   item# 1202790 (stock# 1-0760)

Ivory Divination Tapper # 2, Nigeria, Yoruba Peoples
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 600 

Divination tapper of slightly curved shape, nicely carved with geometric designs on its upper part. Ivory, with honey-colored age patina. Africa, Nigeria, Yoruba Peoples, 19th century. Height: 10 1/8" (25,6 cm). Erosion, age cracks (no danger), a few chips, otherwise very good condition.


Deformity Mask, Gabon, Pende Peoples

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1960   item# 1201279 (stock# 1-0757)

Deformity Mask, Gabon, Pende Peoples
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(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 1500 

Rare "Mbangu" deformity mask, showing a distorted face. Wood, with traces of black and white pigments. Africa, Gabon, Pende Peoples. Height: 12" (30 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Old accident restored locally, chips, age cracks, otherwise good condition. NOTE: Representations of distorted faces are rare in African art. They symbolize the effects of epileptic crisis, which are supposed to be a manifestation of the spirits. The use of black and white pigme ...click for details


Ivory Divination Tapper # 1, Yoruba Peoples, 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Artifacts: Pre 1900   item# 1200582 (stock# 1-0756)

Ivory Divination Tapper # 1, Yoruba Peoples, 19th C.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 500 

Divination tapper of slightly curved shape, nicely carved with geometric designs on its upper part. Ivory, with dark-brown age patina. Africa, Nigeria, Yoruba Peoples, 19th century. Height: 10" (25 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on custom metal stand. Erosion, a few chips, otherwise good condition.


Rare Helmet Mask, Nigeria, Idoma Peoples

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1950   item# 1200449 (stock# 1-0753)

Rare Helmet Mask, Nigeria, Idoma Peoples
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 2200 

Janus-shaped helmet mask, the two back-to-back faces of a similar expression, surmounted by a semi circular flat coiffe. Wood, with glossy age patina. Africa, Nigeria, Idoma Peoples. Height: 14" (35 cm). Old insect infestations (no danger), small accidents and chips, otherwise very good condition.


Ancient Bhairava Mask, Nepal, 17th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1700   item# 1198746 (stock# 1-0751)

Ancient Bhairava Mask, Nepal, 17th C.
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(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 5000 

Large and antique mask representing Bhairava, an avatar of Hindu God Shiva, with a terrifying expression. Wood, with traces of the original plastering and polychromy. Nepal, 17th century. Height: 19" (49 cm). Old accident --- the mask was split in two from top to bottom --- not very skillfully restored locally, strong erosion, otherwise good condition.

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