Pair of Chinese porcelain BOWLS with STEMBOWL Covers decorated in polychrome enamels with HORSES against a persimon-red ground. Nien-Hao ( seal mark) of "Ta Ching Tung-Chih Nien Chih," Dynasty (1862-1875) and of the period. Condition: One is perfect, both top and bottom, the other has a rim chip in the bottom and the top is fine. Dimensions are 4.8 inches (15cms) in height and 4.1" (10.l4cms )in diameter.
Pair of baluster chaped Chinese porcelain Vases of a scholar and servant in a garden; with lids. There is a spurious Ming Dynasty, 6 character Reign mark in underglaze blue on the rim of each vase. The Nien Hao: Ta Ming Wan-Li-Nien-Chieh (1573-1619) but actually these are 18th/19th Century. Condition is good, but there are two hairlines on rin & shoulder of one vase. The other vase/lids are perfect. Dimensions are almost 5.5" (17cms.)in height x 3.33" (8.4cms.) in diameter.
Japanese porcelain COSEMTICS BOX with matching LID in a double gourd form and celadon glaze. Very Shibui, very finely potted. Height is 2.5 inches with a diameter of 1.33 inches. Condition is good, except for two tiny rim chips on the inside rim of the bottom portion. The true color of this celadon is closest to enlargement # 3 (pale green, not blue) Circa: late Edo Era, 1800-1860.
Japanese Yellow glazed CENSER with three characters in turquoise relief and 3 characters inscribed on the back and also inside on the biscuit. Molded with handles on two sides gives this strange ceramic an "archaic" feel. This is definitely a late Edo era piece (1800-1860) but unusual.
COndition is perfect. Dimensions are 2.33" in height x 2.75" in diameter.
A well-cast Thai Buddha (head and torso) in the U-Thong Style with well defined features and ushina and protruding nipples.
5 inches in height + 1.25" for a teak base x 3 inches in width. Condition is good. Circa: late 19th-early 20th Century.
SHAN gilt lacquered wooden BUDDHA in Bhumisparsa mudra (Touching the Earth and calling Witness) at the time of Buddha's enlightenment while fighting with Evil. This Buddha, carved from a single Teak log aside from the fanciful ornamentation on the robe (both front and back) has a Lotus plant in water carved in relief on the base of the Buddha. This is why it is known as a "Fire Buddha," because it is supposed to guard the owner's dwelling against fire.
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Original watercolor by a famous Burmese artist named Tin AUng Htaik, of Buddhist Temple, "Tayok-pye," in the ancient city of Pagan, BURMA. (850-1300AD) The painting looks west toward the Ayeyarwady River from the BUddhist Temple that is known as "Fleeing from the Chinese"1256-1287. (The Monguls were responsible for the downfall of this civilization.) Condition is good, the dimensions are 21.75" x 15."
An original watercolor looking North through the "North Gate of Dhamma-yan-gyi,"
(a Corbel Arch)towards the Ananda Temple in the background. All in Pagan,Burma, an ancient Buddhist City that was built between 850-1300 AD through contributions by Buddhists seeking "merit." Built in Pagan's MiddlePeriod, 1120-1170 AD. COndition is Good. Dimensions are 19.85" x 13.25".
Three Japanese (3) 99% Silver PINS, (each 3.25" in length)"Shi Chiku Bai," (Pine, Plum & Bamboo) each with the floral representation at the top of the pin. Stamped "Silver," on the back of each pin. Condition is good, but the backs which have oxidized a bit could be easily cleaned. Circa: pre 1940.