3 Pottery SHARDS which are the upright spouts of KENDI (water storage vessels) from the ancient Buddhist historical city of PAGAN (BAGAN) in Burma. These shards, two of which are 4" x 1 3/8" and the smaller is 2.5" x 2" diameter; were found within the walls of the "old city," near the bank of the Irrawaddy River. Circa: 9th-13th Century ...............................................................
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Four (4) Terracotta SHARDS of water jars or perhaps Kendi, from the ancient city of Pagan (Bagan) Burma, along the banks of the Irrawaddy River in central Burma.(Mynamar)
Circa: 9th-13th Century. The largest shard has a 2.5 inch diameter and the smallest is 1.5 inches. See other lots,ShibuiArt# B-001 and B-002 for more authentic shards from Pagan.
Bodhisattva portrayed in a kneeling position, with hands together. Casting is a bit "rough," and patina is partly obscured with gold and clear lacquer. Even though small, 3" in height x 1 5/8" at base; this
religious sculpture from Burma is enticing. Sorry, but the stand is NOT included!
Circa: 19th Century.
Cast metal Buddha in Bhumisparsa mudra, Pala-Mon style, Pagan (Bagan) Burma; There is an extrusion which was broken or eroded on the mid back of the buddha, about the size of half a penny. Hooks or rings were often cast on the back of Buddha images in Pagan so that they could be attached in temples. 11th-12th Century, height = 10"
A well modeled Terracotta bust of an Avalokitesvara from either Thailand or Cambodia. Some pitting and abrasions and a broken right ear lobe which is to be expected in a terracotta object of this age. Mounted on a wooden stand, the total height is 9.5" x 4 inches. The actual height of the head itself is about 6" x almost 4". There is a Certificate of Antique which states that this is the "style of Banteay Srei to the 18th century."
Celadon glaze BOWL from Sawankhalok, Thailand, decorated with turned lines below a faux-foliated rim and combed lines with a simple double circle in the center. The outside had no decoration other than three broadly spaced bands. A clear olive green glaze. No glaze covering the footrim. Condition is excellent. Circa 19th Century.
Diameter at rim is 9.1 inches. Height is 3" and diameter of footrim is 3.5"
4 Burmese POTTERY SHARDS from the ancient city of Pagan on the Irrewaddy River, an ancient Buddhist Kingdom built entirely from donations (not slave labor,) 3 pieces from pots with incised designs (see photos) and one handle to a pot. The length of the handle is 4 inches. The largest of the pottery shards is 3 x 1.75 inches. Condition is good. There are three other lots of SHARDS from Pagan, look for B-001, B-002 and B-003 on ShibuiArt.com. There are also original watercolors of Pagan available ...click for details
A Large (10" in height x 10.75" diameter) 4 piece (2 Trays) BURMESE BEETLENUT BOX, in LACQUER with designs from the Burmese Zodiac! Even the sides and bottoms of the two inside trays are covered with colored designs. There are elephants, monkeys, birds, Griffins, rats and dancers adorning the circumference of this container which was used for keeping Beetlenut, Lime and Salt for those addicted to this custom! Condition is good, but there is some loss of color as to be ewxpected from la ...click for details
Northern Thai pottery brown and cream glazed covered BOX with no handle on the lid which has a pattern of alternating points with a simple floral design and star points on the rim of the lid. Provenance: Arthur M. Sackler Collection # 73.1.2A and 73.1.2B
purchased @ Christie's in NYC; previously from Sotheby's Sale # 3574, Nov. 20-21, 1973, illustrated, lot 359. Condition: There is no finial and there are two restored firing cracks to the flange & abrasions, nicks, deterioration a ...click for details
Almost identical, but not quite, PAIR of Burmese Lacquerware TEA STORAGE JARS with lids. The design around the body is called, "Ku-nan-kan-byat," or(Yunnan semicircle design)"This pattern consists of a trefoil arched freize which may appear as a single line (or in this cases, a honeycomb) of interlocking forms. The centre of the design may include a "yok-thei" or (Zodiacal Signs,in this case)The outlines of this design are expressed in black on red and are complemented b ...click for details