A finely carved lidded container (tea leaves container) for the scholar’s table of cylindrical shape with concentric bands of boxwood (huangyangmu). Traces of old lacquer. Qing, ca. 1850. H 9 cm, Ř 6 cm. Condition: Very fine with smooth wear to surface. No cracks or breaks.
A very attractive and slender-bodied gilt-bronze image of the Dhyani-Buddha Ratnasambhava (Buddha of the South). This relatively rare image is depicted as seated in lotus posture with the extended right hand and open palm. He is crowned and adorned as is typical for images of the Five Buddhas. Tibet, 17th cent. H. 11,3 cm. Condition: Exceptionally good. Almost no rubbing to gilt. Unclosed with one small prayer roll still stuck inside.
A small votive bronze depicting a Lama holding his hands in the gesture of teaching (dharmacakra-mudra). Incised lines in the robe emulating the squares of the monastic robe (especially evident on the back). Lotus base with double row of large pearls. Rather heavy-case in dark, coppery alloy. Remains of black lacquer on head. Tibet, 14–15th cent. H. 8,5 cm. Condition: Fine all-over but with considerable rubbing to gilt due to age and handling. Unclosed.
An attractive and rare group of three root-wood ducks ( Yingzimu ). Partly carved from the natural root with the legs attached. The gander with a piece of stone around which the root has grown. Qing, ca. 1850. (3). H 15 cm (a), H 12,5 cm (b)., H 10 cm (c). Condition: Excellent and with great age patina.
Fine Bronze Okimono of a Sennin holding a Stupa which is a burner (Kogo).
A very expressive bronze figure of an Immortal (Sennin) holding a large incense burner in the shape of a Stupa on his left hand. A fish resting on top of his head; he has long hair and a pointy beard and a fierce expression. Good details rendered in gold on the kimono, the lower part and the top of the kogo and the fierce, piercing eyes. The burner is decorated with a dragon among clouds. Exquisite details revealing th ...click for details
A superbly carved image of the highest quality depicting Sakyamuni Buddhas as ascetic in boxwood (huangyangmu) with inlaid eyes and teeth. Limbs and torso grotesquely exaggerated to underscore the emaciated appearance. Although this type of image is known from later periods, as well as in other materials, they rarely come even near the excellence represented by this carving. China, Qing, early 19th cent. H 18.2 cm. Condition: Excellent.
A slender and beautifully hammered silver vase, the body of which is multi-facetted ending in a long neck with a narrow opening. Stamped in the bottom with silver marks for authenticity. Includes a small base of hardwood. Late Meiji to early Taisho, c. 1910–1920. Inscribed kiri-box: “Vase made of pure silver.” H 24.5 cm. CONDITION: Excellent.
A very good, embroidered satin silk unofficial informal robe for a Manchu lady. The background in turquoise colour satin, is embroidered with butterflies, bats, different kind of flowers etc., in multicoloured silk floss. Borders in black and blue band with embroidered light blue small flowers. Fastened with five knot-end-loop toggle buttons. Lining in light silk. Calf-length type: H. 110 cm; W. 145 cm. Qing, late 19th to early 20th cent. Provenance: from the estate of the fist Danish Sinologist ...click for details
A beautiful, small brooch/hair pin of gilt metal embellished with brilliant blue kingfisher feathers and a jade center piece carved as a Milefo (chubby, good luck Buddha), with two small feaux pearls. Measurement: 2,7 x 2,4 cm.Qing Dynasty, 19th cent. Good condition.