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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #646662 (stock #1-0407)
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Large mask of rectangular shape, with protruding forehead, small pierced through oval eyes, long tubular nose, small ears, open pierced through mouth showing teeth, large chin. Round large hole on each side below ear level and above forehead. Wood, darkish encrusted patina. The mask has kept its original rope, of red colour, for attachment to the dancer's head. Himalayan Region, early 19th century. Height: 12 1/2" (31 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #646667 (stock #1-0408)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€650.00
Unusual mask with flat top, small forehead, relief pierced through eyes, protruding nose, open mouth showing pierced through teeth, short rounded chin. Wood, dark patina. Remnants of thin superimposed layers of polychrome pigments. Himalayan Region, early 19th century, probably earlier. Height: 10 1/4" (26 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand which enhances its strange beauty. Old accident at base of chin, some erosion and flaking, otherwise very good condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #646675 (stock #1-0409)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€600.00
Highly unusual mask, which has kept the original shape of the tree trunk from which it was carved. The mask itself is carved in a kind of "reverse relief", its features hollowed out, except for its nose. One round hole at ear level on each side. Wood, with brown semi-glossy patina. Himalayan Region, early 20th century. Height: 12" (30 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand which enhances its strange beauty...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #646694 (stock #1-0412)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€900.00
Very large mask representing the Hindu god Hanuman, one of the heroes of the Ramayana epic. Small ears, eyes in relief, long nose and upper jaw, open pierced through mouth showing teeth, large lower jaw. Two large holes at eye level to allow the bearer of the mask to see. Wood, with brown semi-glossy patina. Himalayan Region, early 20th century, maybe earlier. Length: 13 3/4" (35 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand which enhances its strange beauty and aspect...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #647840 (stock #1-0417)
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Small belt hook, main part with an oval shape, its short stem ending in a finely cast dragon head. Round knob at the back for attachment to a leather belt. Bronze, with encrusted dark-green patina. Metal partly showing on the main part (was probably "cleaned" during archeological digging). China, Warring States Period (-475/-221). Height: 1 5/8" (4 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #660111 (stock #1-0446)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,200.00
Statue of crowned Buddha, in royal attire, his hands in "bhumisparsa mudra" (taking the Earth as a witness of the veracity of his sayings), sitting cross-legged on a tall throne. A hole at the top of the crown suggests the presence originally of a finial, now gone, while a hole at the back means that the statue was held firmly in a niche via a tenon. Marble, with numerous remnants of the original pigments. Burma, 17th century. Height: 10 1/4" (26,5 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #664214 (stock #1-0452)
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Statue of Buddha, in monk's robes, his beautiful, slightly smiling face reflecting a profound inner serenity, standing on what must have been a round lotus throne, now missing. Wood, with large remnants of the original lacquering and gilding, and numerous glass inlays. Glass eyes. Burma, 19th century, maybe earlier. Height: 14 1/2" (37 cm). The statue is nicely mounted on a tall custom wood stand which enhances its beauty...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #699608 (stock #1-0482)
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Pair of plaques in the shape of not entirely identical snarling tigers, with a hole at shoulder level for attachment. Bronze, with red, blue and green partly encrusted patina. China, Han Dynasty Period, Ordos Culture. Length: 3 1/2" and 3 5/8" (8,7 and 9,1 cm). The pair is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. A crack on the smallest piece, otherwise very good condition. Ex. old French collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1837 VR item #699610 (stock #1-0483)
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Statue of Buddha Sakyamuni, in monk's robes, his hands in "bhumisparsa mudra" (posture showing Buddha taking the Earth as a witness of the veracity of his sayings), sitting cross-legged on a high lotus throne. Inscriptions at the back of the throne. Embossed silver encasing a resin core. Burma, 19th century. Height: 7" (18 cm). Slight dent at the lower part of the face, top of head partly missing, otherwise very good condition. A very fine piece. Ex. old French collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1837 VR item #704653 (stock #1-0487)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€190.00
Glass snuff bottle of flat shape, painted inside with a polychrome decor of a couple engaged in sexual intercourse in a room on one side, and of a village on the other side. China, 19th century. Height: 2 1/2" (6,6 cm). Minute chips at the neck, painting partly faded, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #705862 (stock #1-0492)
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€500.00
Statue of a snarling deity sitting on a rounded triangular base. Bronze, with partly encrusted green and red patina. Indonesia, Borneo Island, Dayak Peoples. Height: 6 3/8" (16 cm). Very good condition. A rare piece. Note: the statue was acquired in Indonesia in 1974.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #719731 (stock #1-0498)
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A pair of square belt plaques, each with a relief decor of a musician sitting cross-legged on a small platform. Each plaque is backed by a flat unadorned plaque affixed to it by four pins, for attachment to the belt. Bronze, with large remnants of its original gilding and reddish green patina in some areas. China, Liao Dynasty Period (916-1125 A.D.)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #719744 (stock #1-0500)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€500.00
Small statue of Buddha wearing a diadem, in a meditative posture ("dhyana mudra"), holding a stylized beggar bowl in his hands, sitting cross-legged on a double lotus throne. Bronze, with thick encrusted green patina. Tibet, 16th century. Height: 5 1/2" (14 cm). Diadem partly chipped, a few tiny casting defects, otherwise very good condition. A rather unusual aspect of the Buddha image.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #720994 (stock #1-0503)
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Architectural ornament in relief representing the Hindu God Virabhadra, an avatar of Shiva, standing, wearing formal cap and "dhoti", his face showing a fierce expression underlined by the fangs protruding from his mouth, holding a sword in his left hand and a shield in his right hand. Wood, with fine reddish-brown patina. India, 18th century. Height: 29" (71 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom wood stand. Feet missing, chips in some areas, age cracks, otherwise good condition. Provenan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #736072 (stock #1-0533)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€150.00
Small bowl of rounded shape, carved decoration of stylized lotus petals outside, with a short footring. Celadon, rather thick ceramic, with traces of light brown colour coming from a long stay underground. China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter: 5 3/8" (13,5 cm), height: 1 7/8" (4,8 cm). Slight glaze erosion in some areas around the rim, small chips at base, shape slightly warped, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1837 VR item #755543 (stock #1-0543)
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Small statue of a Zen master, in monk's robes, in praying posture, sitting cross-legged on an elevated rectangular platform. Lacquered and gilt wood. Japan, 19th century. Height: 4 6/8" (12 cm). Lacquering and gilding flaked in some areas, otherwise very good condition. NOTE: the statue may represent Nichiren-shonin (most probably), or Kobo-daishi, but we have not been able to identify it precisely.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1700 item #901990 (stock #1-0578)
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Head of a lohan (or arhat), its striking expression reflecting a profound inner happiness, with a third eye appearing on its forehead. Terracotta, with a plaster coating on which a white (for the whole face and neck), dark (for the eyebrows), and red (for the lips and mouth) pigment is applied. China, Ming Dynasty Period, maybe earlier. Height: 9" (23 cm). The head is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Some and small flaking on forehead and top of head, old and fine restoration at the base ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #936595 (stock #1-0582)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€500.00
Round shaped beer jug, resting on rectangular flaring base. Iron, with a brass frame around the sides and the base. Traces of original gilding in the center. Central recessed area shows a "shou" incised symbol. This area is surrounded by incised foliate design on the jug body. Tibet, 19th century, maybe earlier. Height: 14 1/2" (36,5 cm). Heavy oxydization, frame partly missing around base (see photo), a few dents, otherwise good condition.