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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1206998 (stock #1-0767)
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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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1205748 (stock #1-0763)
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Bust of Buddha, his face reflecting a profound inner serenity. Bronze with encrusted dark and reddish green patina. Thailand, Ayutthaya Period, Ca. 16th century. Height: 8 1/4" (21 cm). The bust is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Good condition. NOTE: a bronze plate was welded to the back of the bust, probably early 20th century, to allow the bust to be attached to a former stand, now gone (see photos). Ex. old French collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1183149 (stock #1-0700)
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Very rare architectural element beautifully carved in the shape of a celestial being, maybe Garuda, flying and holding a vessel in his hands. Wood, with dark-brown patina. Nepal, 18th century, maybe earlier. Height: 14,5 cm. The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Old insect infestation (treated, no danger), some losses, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1416738 (stock #1-1184)
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Steatite seal of square shape, with an engraved design representing a helmeted king riding a horse, surmounted by an undecipherable inscription. Indus Valley Civilisation, 2600-1900 B.C. Height: 3.7 cm. Some abrasion, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #644414 (stock #1-0400)
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Belt hook of slender shape, its top ending in a stylized dragon head. Knob at the back for attachment to a leather belt. Bronze, with perpendicular linear decor at three levels, with remnants of gold inlay. Partly encrusted green patina. China, Warring States Period (-475/-221). Height: 4 3/4" (12,2 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1207000 (stock #1-0768)
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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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1388419 (stock #1-1106)
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Altar dedicated to Hanuman, the Hindu semi-god, carved in openwork relief to represent Hanuman standing with a martial attitude, carrying a club in his left hand and an uprooted tree in his right hand, and trampling a supine figure, probably a demon. Marble, with traces of red pigments. India, 18th century. Height: 13.7 cm. Abrasion due to age, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1837 VR item #1346831 (stock #1-0998)
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Statue of Krishna dancing on the head of the Kaliya Snake, on an elevated square base, holding a butter ball in his right hand. Bronze, with fine dark green patina. India, early 19th century. Height: 6,4 cm. Abrasion due to age, otherwise very good condition. NOTE: this statue refers to Krishna's adolescence. The Kaliya snake had poisoned the pool in which cow herds were drinking. Krishna revived the cows and had a fight with Kaliya, kicked it almost to death, and then danced on him...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1363884 (stock #1-1042)
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Small seal of square base, with a snarling tiger on its top. Bronze, with partly encrusted reddish-green patina. China, Ming Dynasty or earlier. Height: 2.9 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1190441 (stock #1-0718)
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Old scroll painting on paper representing a samurai resting beside a well. Signature on the right side. Japan, 19th century. Total height: 170 cm. Good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1227625 (stock #1-0820)
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Small statue of Buddha sitting on an elevated throne, his hands in "bhumisparsa mudra". A stylized flame is raised above his head. Bronze, with traces of the original gilding. Burma, 19th century. Height: 4 1/2" (11,5 cm). The statue is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Soil encrustations, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre AD 1000 item #1377538 (stock #1-1091)
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Circular shaped seal, with a central design representing a standing horse surrounded by geometric motives. Small loop at its back. Bronze, with partly encrusted reddish green patina. Indus Valley Civilisation, Bronze Age. Diameter: 2.9 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1235794 (stock #1-0836)
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Small statue of Taoist God Chao Kung Ming, in military garb, with a martial posture, his right foot resting on his tiger. Votive box at the back (lid missing). Wood, with traces of the original lacquering. China, early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Height: 10 1/8" (25,7 cm). Traces of an old burn (candle?) several parts missing, strong erosion...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1492 item #1341929 (stock #1-0991)
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Ceramic "tenmoku" bowl of classical shape with thick rim and small base. Fine glazing of "hare fur" type, part of which has run down gracefully to the base. An old accident at a small area on the rim has been restored (see last two photos). China, Song Dynasty period. Height: 4,6 cm. Diameter: 10,7 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1837 VR item #1295562 (stock #1-0897)
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1377637 (stock #1-1094)
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Dome shaped seal with an engraved design representing a horseman. Agate with fine reddish colour. Bactria, Ca. 4th century BC. Height of the dome: 1.9 cm. Diameter of the seal: 1.8 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1337124 (stock #1_0975)
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Netsuke nicely carved to represent a man standing with a slightly mischievous expression and posture. Ivory, with a fine age patina. Japan, mid Edo Period. Height: 5.9 cm. Minute age cracks (absolutely no damage), slight erosion, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1280020 (stock #1-0885)
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Flint and tinder pouch, in the shape of an envelope made of leather with a heavy steel lower edge, and a loop on top to allow suspension from the belt. Lavish silver and brass decoration with three turquoises in the middle. Tibet, 19th century. Length: 5 3/4" (14,7 cm). Obvious signs of age, wear and use, otherwise very good condition. A rather scarce object nowadays.