A highly attractive and rare, covered ‘tiger box’ made of multiple plates of iron finely inlaid with silver on a base of hammered metal plate * to produce the shape of a tiger in archaic style (heads in both ends). Among the silver inlaid patterns are good luck symbols like bats and coins and the 8 Buddhist good luck symbols: conch, umbrella, banner, golden fish, Dharma wheel, the knot of eternity, lotus flower and vase of nectar. Korea (Choson), 18th to early 19th cent. H. 22 cm, L...
A very rare gilt figure of Buddha with hands in the earth-touching gesture. The facial features are characteristic of Burmese Buddhas of the time with very large ears and nose.
Burma 17th/18th Century
Size: Height = 14 cm.
Condition: Good. Has a nice patina.
Goryeo Dynasty Bronze Engraved Spoon and Chopsticks Set. The spoon has the form a swallow tail, an ancient symbol of beauty in Korea. Spoon: 10.25 inches, 26 cm; Chopsticks: 11 inches, 28 cm.
Pair of Brass Ink Boxes with High Copper Content, adorned with beautiful calligraphy. You can see the many years of use as ink boxes in the layers of black soot that line the interior of both boxes. Square Box: 4.25 x 4.25 x 1.5 inches, 10.75 x 10.75 x 3.75 cm; Oval Box: 3 x 2.25 x 1.5 inches, 7.5 x 5.75 x 3.75 cm.
A sublimely decorated Meiji period (1868-1912) box (probably made for cigarettes).
The motifs of flowers and flying birds are rendered in spectacular details, demonstrating the high level of craftsmanship of Japanese metalworkers of the end of the 19th century.
More pictures available on demand.
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The box is in overall good condition, with some inlaid gold loss. It opens and closes normally...
A Very Rare/Fine Korean Unified Silla Yaksa ((Bhaishaiyaguru) Standing Bronze Figurine-8th C.:
Korea, Unified Silla dynasty, Circa 8th century.
Standing on a pierced lotus plinth, a left hand holding a medicine bowl,
bronze cast figure with hollow back, a bowl (medicine bowl) in the left hand, the right hand held
in abhaya muda, the face framed by pendulous ears and unisa with arched brows and down cast
A Very Heavy/Large/Fine Octagonal Bronze Brazier/Incised Deco.-19th C.:
Korea, Joseon dynasty, 19th century...
Fine Korean Koryo Dynasty Bronze Bowl, Spoon & Chopsticks
This fine, high quality bronze bowl and utensils were made during the Koryo Dynasty (AD 918 - 1392) but more specifically during the 13th century. The wall of the bowl is particularly thin as it was made by the spinning technique as opposed to having been cast (see below for more information). The foot of the bowl has been made separately and is joined by two rivets...
Korean Koryo Dynasty Bronze Bowl, Spoon & Chopsticks
This bronze bowl and utensils were made during the Koryo Dynasty (AD 918 - 1392) but more specifically during the 13th century. The wall of the bowl is particularly thin as it was made by the spinning technique as opposed to having been cast (see below for more information). Originally its surface would have been brightly polished but it has, during its long burial, acquired a green patina...
Antique Japanese bronze mirror with a recessed interior scene in which two cranes and a large turtle kiss in a marshy environment. The turtle's shell has been pierced through so that a cord may be slipped through for holding the mirror.
Size: 4.75" diameter, .75" depth
A Korean whitish brass incense burner with cover that was used during family Confucian ceremonies. The lid is cut with the eight diagrams which will give the owner protection from misfortune and assure prosperity and happiness. The burner measure about 7 1/2" high x 4 3/4" in diameter, and dates to the end of the Yi Dynasty. Condition: The Condition is excellent. As was the custom the burner has been polished, and it shows some evidence of use and wear. Free shipping within the USA.
A Goryeo dynasty Korean bronze bottle with good green patina, 13th century. It measures 33cm high X about 17cm diameter, or 13 inches X 6 3/4 inches. It is unbroken, but has two small old lead repairs visible in the images. There are two shallow dents in the body, one below a light scrape mark extending down from the neck base. A closely related example is illustrated in plate 1 of "Metal Works & Ceramics of Koryo Dynasty Korea", Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, 1991...
A Fine and Rare Korean Koryo Mirro with Natural Green patina-11th – 14th C.: Korea, Koryo dynasty, 11th to 14th century.
The design is cast in relief on the obverse of this Mirror depicts a ship sailing on a stormy sea.
A large dragon arises from the upper left and right with clouds of spray cap the surging
Set of Three Brass Bowls, (right to left) one Goryeo Dynasty, one Joseon Dynasty, and one Early 20th Century. A fantastic set that spans a thousand years of Korean history. All three are beautiful examples of each time period, with wonderful forms and great patinas. Width and height, starting from the oldest (right to left): 6 x 4 inches (15.25 x 10 cm), 7 x 4 inches (17.75 x 10 cm), 5.5 x 4.5 inches (14 x 11.5 cm).
Antique bronze belt buckle coated with copper oxide encrustation in the shape of a Standing horse, dating to the three Kingdoms of Korea (57 AD to 668 AD) or Chinese Han dynasty (206 BC to 220 AD). These belt buckles were worn as rank symbols. Condition: repaired, the hook is reattached, some splits - please look at pictures carefully, they make part of the condition report. Dimension: 9.7 cm x 6.7 cm.
Rare Antique and Genuine Traditional Korean Shaman's Bells (Muryoeng) used in shaman rituals for Summoning Good Spirits and Repelling Bad Spirits. You often see these bells depicted in antique paintings of Korean shamans. These shaman's bells that we offer here are not to be confused with the modern reproductions that you see for sale on eBay. These are genuine shaman implements with old workmanship and a beautiful patina from many years of traditional use a very long time ago...
Large Korean Antique Wood and Metal Lady's Dagger. One side has a deer
(symbol of longevity), lotus blossom (symbol of purity), and pine tree
needles (symbol of integrity and longevity). The other side has a crane
(symbol of longevity) and bamboo (symbol of resilience). The deer and
the crane both have brass eyes, a very nice touch. This dagger has an
attached cup in the shape of the Heavenly Peach of Immortality, with a
lotus blossom (symbol of purity) atop the peach...
Iridescent 19th Century Multi-Colored Enamel Korean Hair Pin in the form of a Lovely Dragonfly. The dragonfly is an ancient symbol of purity. Enamel was used in luxury items for the rich...