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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1479943 (stock #1-1369)
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Important goblet of cylindrical form flaring towards its top, superbly decorated in relief all over its body with embossed court scenes showing a queen, half naked and sitting on a throne, being taken care of by several servants. The goblet is made of silver, with a fine age patina. Afghanistan, Graeco-Bactrian Kingdom, ca. 3rd century. Height: 10.4 cm. Obvious signs of great age, otherwise very good condition. Provenance: 1) old collection of a French diplomat who lived in Afghanistant during t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1491955 (stock #1-1437)
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€375.00
Three small amulets cast in the form of deities standing in formal dress. Bronze, with partly encrusted reddish-green patina. China, Han dynasty. Height: 52, 54 and 54 mm. All in good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1492533 (stock #1-1442)
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€650.00
Terracotta vase, of elaborate form, with a polychrome decoration, painted around the body, representing eight birds. Indus Valley Civilisation, Harappan Culture, 3300-1700 B.C. Height: 6.7 cm, outside diameter: 12.1 cm. A few chips, some soil encrustation, otherwise good condition. Provenance: Paris auction sale 1969.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1493404 (stock #1-1446)
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€250.00
Ceramic cup, with handpainted decoration representing a human being in formal dress holding flowers with his hands, framed by a circular geometric design around the rim. Islamic art of Khurasan, or Khorasan, 8th to 10th centuries. Diameter: 13.4 cm. Height: 4.1 cm. Good condition despite a few chips and an old accident around the rim.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1464958 (stock #1-1318)
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Fragment of a relief carved in marble to represent a flying "apsara". China, Tang dynasty, 10th century. Height: 12.5 cm. The piece is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Good condition. Provenance: French auction sale 1992.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1492770 (stock #1-1443)
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€1,500.00
A fine group of three gilt bronze belt plates, of slightly rectangular form, each bearing a decoration in relief representing a musician playing an instrument. Gilt bronze, with a nice patina, partly green, partly reddish. China, Tang dynasty. Dimensions: 3.1 x 3.2 cm. Very good condition
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1700 item #1456623 (stock #1-1281)
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Statue of Hindu goddess Durga, standing on a circular base, with her multiple arms, killing the demons. Bronze, with fine age patina. India, 15th/16th century. Height: 10.2 cm. Right hand missing, abrasion due to great age, otherwise very good condition
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1480451 (stock #1-1374)
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A half part of a military tally, finley cast in the form of a crouching tiger. Inside the tally is a protruding character and two round holes. Beneath the tally, nine incised halves of characters.The tally is made of bronze, with remnants of the original gilding and a fine patina. China, Early Ming dynasty or earlier. Height: 4.2 cm. Length: 8.2 cm. Very good condition. NOTE: a tally was used to command troops in ancient China. A messenger entrusted with delivering the emperor's orders carried...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1484150 (stock #1-1399)
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Very old wood statue of Buddhist goddess Sho Kannon Bosatsu (one of the many forms of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara), wearing formal robes, and a diadem with bronze decorations on the two sides, standing on a lotus, her left hand holding a vase, her right hand in abhaya mudra. The goddess face reflects a profound meditation. Remnants of the original gilding. Fine age patina. Japan, early Edo period. Height: 25.2 cm. Good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1492898 (stock #1-1444)
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€1,250.00
Delicately carved head of Fuxi, wearing an elaborate cap, his beautifully detailed face showing a slight smile. Wood, with remnants of superimposed layers of colouring. Remains of animal hair under the nose and chin to represent mustache and beard. Votive box (closed) at the back. China, Ming Dynasty period, 17th century. Height: 30 cm. The head is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Very good condition despite some flaking of the colouring. NOTE 1: Fuxi, also called Nuo Gong, with his wife Nüw...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1465423 (stock #1-1322)
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Statue of Duowen Tian Wang, the Heavenly King of the North, elaborately dressed, wearing a diadem, holding the end of a ribbon with his left hand and a Buddhist scepter resting on a lotus in his right hand. The statue is standing on an square pedestal. The piece was originally lacquered, painted and gilt. Part of the lacquering is flaked, revealing the bronze oxydation. The statue was cast in China during the early Qing Dynasty, in the 18th century. Height: 37 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1477799 (stock #1-1347)
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Statue of Buddha Amithaba or Amitayus, wearing an unusual diadem, jewelry and dhoti, sitting cross-legged on an elevated throne backed by a flaming mandorla, holding the elixir of immortality in his hands. Bronze, with a fine reddish-green patina. This statue is a Sino-Tibetan work, dating late 18th century/early 19th century. Height: 18.5 cm. Very good condition. Provenance: acquired from a Hong Kong antique dealer in 1978.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1489989 (stock #1-1431)
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€295.00
Statue of a guardian, with a large mustache, wearing a turban --- suggesting that the man belongs to the Sikh community --- and a uniform. Wood, with strong abrasion due to great age. India, 18th/19th century. Height: 37 cm. The statue is mounted on a custom stand. Arms and feet missing, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1491953 (stock #1-1436)
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€375.00
Small statue of Buddha, in monk's robes, sitting cross-legged on an elevated lotus throne, holding a bowl in his left hand, his right hand in protecting and blessing posture (abhaya mudra). The statue was cast in the style of the Liao dynasty Buddha images. Bronze, with fine age patina. Qing Dynasty, 18th century. Slight abrasion due to age, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1800 item #1492371 (stock #1-1440)
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€325.00
Wood mask of the Gigaku theater representing Konju, a figure in ancient Gigaku dance. The finely carved mask shows a very strong expression. Japan, early Edo period. Height: 18 cm. Beautiful age patina. Some abrasion, otherwise very good condition. The mask is nicely mounted on a custom stand. NOTE: Gigaku theater is one of the most ancient dramatic arts in Japan, performing ritual dance, mime and music, and taking place inside Buddhist temples. This ritual show, during which comic, profane an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1492428 (stock #1-1441)
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€325.00
Very rare Japanese comic demon Buaku Kyogen mask dating from the early Edo Period, the golden age of Noh Drama. The Buaku mask is a Kyogen version of the Noh Beshimi character. Kyogen were short, humorous skits performed between Noh acts to lighten the mood. The heavily knit brows and wide leering grimace are wonderful characteristics of this mask. It is covered in layered colored gofun (oyster shell lacquer). It is brilliantly carved, accentuating the depth of his eye sockets, and adding a sens...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1459434 (stock #1-1299)
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One point vajra, which belonged to a lower rank Buddhist lama. Bronze, with two old textile wrappings to protect fingers against the power of the thunderbolt. Tibet, early 19th century. Length: 21.5 cm. Abrasion due to great age, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #1464765 (stock #1-1313)
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€650.00
Noh theater mask, representing the character of Shintai, a youthful deity, with a rather soft expression. The mask is signed (see pictures). Painted wood, with metal eyes. Japan, Edo period early 19th century. Height: 21 cm. The mask is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Slight abrasion on the painting in some areas, otherwise very good condition.