An oblong, lobed bowl of porcelain decorated w. familie rose glazes. The Eight Buddhist symbols of good luck and blessings decorate the sides. A somewhat sloppy Qianlong mark in the bottom. Qing, second half of 19th cent. (probably Xianfeng or Tongzhi). H 7 cm, L 18.5 cm. Condition: Excellent w. minor wear to the gilded rim.
An unusual tribal goddess of cast non-gilt brass. She holds a horse in the raised right hand and cradles a lion in the crook of her left arm. She is standing on a tiger, elephant and snake. Remains of votive colors. Nepal, 19th century. H 14.5 cm. Condition: Perfect (minor wear due to handling).
A finely carved bead made from a large fruit stone depicting the Buddhist saint Budai (Milefo) with rosary in one hand, his sack slung over one shoulder and bared stomach. China, Qing, late 18th to early 19th cent. L 2,5 cm. Condition: Excellent, with wonderful patina. Signs of wear.
A very rare and unusual incense stand made of a piece of lacquered root wood with the roots constituting the legs of the piece. As an added feature the piece has a stone inclusion in the center visible at top and bottom. A highly attractive stand for connaisseurs. Original inscribed kiri-box with collector’s label. Hand-stitched cloth wrapper with mon in batique Japan, Edo, ca. 1800. H 14 cm, L 20.5 cm. Condition: Excellent with the right sabi-wabi feel.
Three carved apricot or peach seeds. a) depicting a vase, b) deer and crane and c) a boat carrying the Eight Immortals. China, Qing, 18th cent. - early 19th cent. L 3 - 3.8 cm. Condition: All finely carved but with damages (3).
A fine pair of small KORANSHA, porcelain vases decorated with bamboo grove in underglaze blue over which gold. Signed in the bottom with the characteristic bamboo-branch mark. Originally signed tomobako box with artist’s name: HIZEN YUTAN. Meiji, ca. 1880. H 17 cm. Mint condition.
An early wood carving of a Monk or Lama in a debating posture. Probably it was part of the lotus base of a much bigger figure. Remains of colors and cold gilding. In the back there is an opening with prayer roll. Fitted new base. H. 11 cm, W. 8,5 cm. Tibet, 14-15th cent. Condition: one finger of the his right hand is broken off, otherwise normal wear.
Cloisonné enamel vase of high quality. Decorated with flowering prunus, garden rock and bamboo on cobalt blue ground. Two ornamental bands at rim and at base. No signature, but with silver mark in the bottom rim. Meiji, ca. 1890. H 16 cm. Excellent condition.
Ritual bell of cast iron with inscription in raised relief. The inscription indicates that it was made for the Temple of the Dragon King in Beijing in the 46th year of the Qianlong reign period, i.e. 1782. Qing, late 18th cent. H 16 cm, D 20 cm. Minor corrosion but otherwise in fair condition and with a very good sound.
A very attractive, middle-sized bowl of porcelain decorated with phenixes and flowers in Chinese imari style. Upper rim with lozenge pattern in iron red. Qing, first half of 18th century. H 9 cm, D 22 cm. Condition: Perfect.