Vintage Thailand Cambodia group of Khmer style bronze Buddhist amulets , a nice group of 3 pieces, these pieces were said to have been found in the jungle . tallest 21/4"
18thc Burmese Shan Temple gilded seated Buddha, The Buddha carved from wood with red lacquer and gold leaf and decorated with glass Gems. Inscription on the front heavy erosion to the base . Size 27" by 12" . This due to size will be packed and shipped by the UPS store.
The statue is the god Bishamon, guardian deity of the north. This god is standing on a demon that looks like a small lion. He is wearing shoes, shin guards, armored pants, and chest armor. He is holding a lance in his right hand, otherwise known as a partisan or spear...
Early Edo Dynasty lacquered bronze amphora type vase with Dragon Headed handles, of small scale this wonderful little vase was finely cast down to the detail of the dragon faces on the handles, a geometric pattern above the foot. The vase has a very early Lacquer plug repair on the base
Meiji Japanese bronze hanging oil altar lamps, a pair with nice bird and floral casting late Meiji period . Size H 6.5" W 3" no stands.
Measures – (Height) 22cm/8.5”
A fine quality 19th century Ayutthaya style bronze Buddha Shakyamuni. The Buddha is seated with both hands in the Dhyana mudrā or 'Meditation Position'. The hands in Dhyana Mudra, the hand gesture that promotes the energy of meditation, deep contemplation and unity with higher energy. The distinctive azurite and malachite patina of the piece is particularly delightful...
Measures – (Height) 18cm/7”
A fine quality 17th-18th century Vishnu figure. Loose mounted on a wood base (later).
Vishnu is both world protector and preserver, restorer of moral order. The four arms indicate his all-powerful and all-pervasive nature.
The malachite patina and details of this piece are particularly appealing. Provenance: Ex- UK Collection, acquired before 1982. All items are guaranteed to be as described...
Measures – (Height) 24.5cm/9.5”
A fine quality 18th century Sukhothai style verdigris Buddha from Thailand. Seated on a beautiful throne in the lotus position.
The Buddha is seated in the 'Calling Earth to Witness' mudrā. With fingers slightly touching the ground this position represents the subduing of Mara (a demon) who bombarded Buddha with demons, monsters, violent storms and the three seductive daughters...
Ancient Chinese Possibly Han Dynasty blown glass zodiac bearded snake , blown in multiple colors of glass with surface calcification and slight iridescent decay. Collected in the 90s. Slight chip to end of tail.Size 1.5" H by 2" wide
Asian Antique Kesa Kasaya Buddhist Priest Robe Vestment Gold Brocade Silk 19th C.
Super Soft Sacred Cloth Museum Textile Art
This a fine Yellow Gold Brocade Kesa, Kasaya. A Buddhist monks, priest robe, vestment. This sacred cloth has writing on the back. This piece has been well worn with stains, and repairs, I have more photos if you wish. They were made from donated garments, in special square patchwork, each square has meaning. The backing is a purplish colour, lots of fraying...
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 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 in NY in April of 2010. Auction #2301, lot #323.. It measures roughly 38 cm in height and shows no signs of repair or restoration...
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...