A finely carved image of Nyingmapa Master of purple sandal wood (zitan). He is seated in meditation posture on a low lotus seat. Face and robe decorated with cold gold. Inscribed in gold on lower back of seat (partly lost). Made from various pieces of precious zitan wood as is common for images of this kind. Sealed. Tibet, 17th cent. H 14 cm. Condition: Good all-over. Minor losses to face and hands.
Parcel-gilt image of the standing and adorned Buddha Dipamkara, one of the Buddhas of the past. Dipankara Buddha is particular popular in Nepal. He wears a crown on his head and holds his hands in abaya and varada mudras. Very fine, incised details to robe. Inlaid silver to forehead and eyes, as well as turquoise to crown and earrings. On fitted base of hard wood. Nepal, 19th cent. H 22 cm. Condition: Excellent with nice smooth wear. Original base and larger mandorla lost.
A dynamic incense burner (xianglu) made of bronze with dark patina in the form of a qilin which turns its head. Powerful piece well well-defined details. Made around 1700-1750. H 27 cm, L 15 cm. Condition: wear due to age and handling, otherwise good.
Japanese pure silver vase with incised floral design: a bush of peonies by a rock . Incised on the body by silver artist name and stamped jungin (pure silver) and other name on bottom. H. 15,6 cm. Weight: 160 gr. Late Meiji, circa 1900. Condition: good, a part a tiny denton the upper shoulder.
A small ovoid box of compressed shape together with a small vase-shaped container. Both box and vase of dark brown boxwood. Probably meant for medicine. Qing, first half of 19th cent. Box: D 4.6 cm. Vase: H 3.5 cm. Condition: Tiny repair to neck of the vase-shaped container, otherwise excellent, with great deep honey patina due to handling. Box: 500 $; vase: 400 $.
A small, delicately cast bronze image of the Four-armed Avalokitesvara (Tibetan: Chenrezig; Chinese: Sibi Guanyin), the Bodhisattva who embody the Universal Compassion. Non-gilt school. Backside with mountings for Mandorla (now lost). Sealed (original). Tibet, 19th cent. H 10 cm. Condition: very good with natural patina due to handling.
A small, but rare non-gilt, bronze image depicting one of the twenty-one Taras, probably number fifteen. The goddess is seated in the usual manner with the right foot extending over the base. The right hand holds a vase (kalasha) and the left hand holds the lotus. It is a votive image to carry with, often inside amulet boxes called “gao” to be worn on the body as protection. Tibet, 16th cent. H. 8,2 cm. Condition: Rubbed due to age and handling. Original closing.
A fine and unusual brush rest in the shape of a dragon-fish or some similar mythological animal. Carved of what appears to be boxwood with a dark-reddish lacquer coating. On the bottom side an illegible signature in raised relief consisting of two Chinese characters. Qing, probably second half of 18th cent. L 15 cm. Condition: Fine all-over, but with wear due to age & handling.
A finely carved book cover/sutra-board (top) of middle size showing in the central, recessed tableaux the four-armed image of Mahaprajnaparamiti flanked by Sakyamuni on the right and Vairocana on the left. All three seated on elaborate thrones with detailed mandorlas topped by garudas. Surrounding them are numerous small images depicting buddhas, bodhisattvas, protectors, and lamas. Remains of gilt and red color. Tibet: 15th cent. H 16 cm, L 40 cm. Condition: Very good with only one and a half, ...click for details
A small ovoid box of very compressed shape together with a small container of jar shape. The flat ovoid box of dark brown boxwood, the vase-shaped contained of hardwood (hongmu). Probably meant for medicine. Qing, first half of 19th cent. box: D 4 cm, vase: H 4 cm. Condition: Good, no cracks or breaks. Great, deep purple patina due to age & handling.