The face carved with meditative expression, arched eyebrows set above mother-of-pearl inlaid eyes, aquiline nose, smiling lips, elongated earlobes, curled hairdress and domed usnisha surmounted by a lotus bud, gilding and brown lacquer.
Burma, Shan, 18th/19th Century, Papier Mache.
H: 19" = 48cm, W: 12.1" = 31cm.
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The offering bowl has a circular shaped base decorated with a red lacquer inside and outside the base and cover are decorated similarly , the cover is decorated with a circular medallion and topped with a finial .
Burmese ,Mandalay, 19th Century, Wood
Height: 24.4" = 62cm, Diameter: 11.5" = 29cm.
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The face with downcast expression, arched eyebrows, aquiline nose, inlaid eyes, pouting lips, elongated earlobes, a tightly curled hairdress and domed usnisha, green, blue and red patina.
Thai, Ayutthaya, 16th Century, Bronze.
H: 9.5" = 24cm without stand, 13" = 33cm mounted, W: 6" = 15cm
Seated in Virasana on a base with crossed legs, his right hand holding the tusk, the left with sweet, his head with curling trunk for the sweet, pair of eyes, one tusk and a pair of large ears.
Siam, Si-Thep, Dvaravati Period, 7th/8th Century, Stone.
Height: 13.4" = 34cm-mounted, Width: 10.2" =26 cm.
His face with benign meditative expression, small outlined mouth, triangular nose, arched eyebrows set above mother-of-pearl inlaid eyes, the concave ears with pointed tips and elongated lobes, hating arranged in rows of spiralling curls, the flame finial heart insertion into the domed usnisha. (flame separately cast)
Thai, Chiang-Saen, 17th/18th Century, Bronze.
H: 21.6" = 55cm-mounted, 15.1" = 39.5cm without stand, W: 8.6" = 22cm.
Sakyamuni Buddha, represented seated in dhyanasana on a throne, legs crossed, symbol of Serenity and the hands in the gesture of bumisparsamudra, the left hand on the left leg and the right hand which touches the ground...
Mingei Sculpture of Sugawara Michizane, early Heian period famous courtier poet (845 to 903) deified as Tenjin, the God of Literature. Polychrome hinoki wood, original pigments. 16"x21"X6". Excellent condition. Meiji period.Wonderful Mingei religious sculpture for temple worship hall or Kamidana- household spirit shrine.
Yuan - Ming Dynasty Lokapala temple guardian bust, this rare and fantastic 2 piece bust comes from the Pingyao area of China and once protected the front of a temple from evil. The piece is made of earthen stucco with polychrome colors ,as well as glass eyes.The statue would be well over life size.
Bust dimensions H 17" W 20" D 11" and very heavy and delicate ...
Carved in very rare lustrous huanghuali this holder for joss sticks was fashioned from the heavy and now extinct "silver rosewood" in the form of a sacred lotus blossom, sacred to the Buddha and symbol of transcendental purity rising from the mire below. Approximately seven inches tall and eight inches in diameter at the widest point, it is in excellent condition.
Finely carved with billowing scrolls surrounding the sacred mythical Garuda, half human, half eagle and very powerful and protective. India, late Eighteenth to early Nineteenth Centuries. Excellent, as-found condition. They would make a superb -- and protective -- headboard for a bed. Approximately seven inches by 27 inches by 1-1/2 inches in depth.
This rare Burmese script is written with black lacquer on ruled bamboo straps. Carved gold leafed wood covers, with two holes for a binding cord, hold the artistic manuscript together. The carving is stylized overlapping lotus flowers on the surface which is raised by a mitered, beveled framed edge. The separate leaves of bamboo of this Buddhist Codex have hand calligraphy in black lacquer on five ruled lines per page...
This piece is a fantastic specimen of Southeast Asian art from the 12-13th century Khmer culture. It was cleaned several years ago by the previous owner but does retain some of its original patina. It appears to have been crafted in two pieces and is cast from either a copper or possibly a silver alloy - though I have not had it tested. It is just under 19 cm tall and weighs 335 grams.
Highly decorative and rare hand carved Thai teak wooden guardian angel with sword. 19th Century. Mounted on stand. Good condition. Size: H. 23" (59 cm.) x W. 5.5" (14 cm.) x D. 3.5" (9 cm.)
Very rare pair of 19th Century elaborately hand carved solid wooden ceremonial parasol stands, gilded and inlaid with colored mirror pieces. Good condition overall. Size: H. 15" (39 cm.) x W. 11" (28 cm.) x D. 7.5"
(19 cm.). Suitable as exquisite lamp bases or as consoles if turned around.
This incredible antiquity is a glazed ceramic offering vessel from the Song Dynasty of ancient China (960-1279 AD). Besides being in near perfect condition, this rare piece has impeccable provenance from the collection of the famous Arthur M Sackler as sold through Christies auction house. It measures roughly 12.5 inches in height and shows no signs of repair or restoration. Don't miss this rare opportunity to add such an important piece to your collection...
This marvelous piece of ancient pottery is an offering vessel, sometimes referred to as a "spirit jar", from roughly the Five Dynasties period (907-960 AD) of Classic Imperial China. These intriguing vessels first appeared to Western collectors around the turn of the century and were quite a delightful find. Appearing in the ruins of a long forgotten monastery near Kunming, hundreds of these jars were discovered in several sites in Yunnan...
This marvelous piece of ancient pottery is an offering vessel, sometimes referred to as a "spirit jar", from roughly the Five Dynasties period (907-960 AD) of Classic Imperial China. These intriguing vessels first appeared to Western collectors around the turn of the century and were quite a delightful find. Appearing in the ruins of a long forgotten monastery near Kunming, hundreds of these jars were discovered in many sites in and around Yunnan...
This particular piece is a very unique, stone prayer tablet. It is difficult to date but stylistically could be as early as the Five Dynasties period (907-960 AD). These tablets were often found in conjunction with the ceramic offering vessels from Yunnan. The tablets would accompany the offering vessels and would sometimes comprise an enclosure for the offering vessels. (See trocadero item number 797164 for an example of the offering vessel)...