Mayan terracotta head fragment of a priest wearing a nose ring and a very elaborate headdress of a bird. There is loss to the birds beak , a great display piece c 300-900 Ad size h 4.5" w 3"
Pre Columbian Chimu culture, panel section of a red-orange shawl with yellow gold thread design of abstract figures in two rows at the bottom , yellow and red band in the center with two rows of separated yellow figures in the top slightly raveled band of geometric design.
Size H 18" W 35" , along with a selection of wood weaving spindles some with thread . This piece has an old appraisal that comes with this lot ($3000.00 value)
Ecuadorian Pre Columbian terracotta pot with burnished sides and a red/ orange stripes crack repair and missing a tiny piece . Size H 3.5" W 4"
Ecuadorian Pre columbian olla type pot with burnished sides and the remains of a geometric zigzag pattern . The rim of the pot has a chip as shown and burn marks on the bottom from use . Nice solid condition size H 4.5" W 6"
Nice Costa Rica Pre Columbian olla with burnished and inscribed with painted geometric designs .There is some rim damage and at one time it was stained to cover the damage , A thick solid piece with a nice sheen. Size H 4.5" w 5.5"
A whimsical subject is brought to life in this boxwood “oni nembutsu” netsuke. The mischievous demon, imploring, crouches at the feet of a priest, who ceremoniously proceeds to remove the demon’s horns. The priest’s somber expression contrasts with the almost comical and exaggerated features of the oni. As with most of Masakazu’s work, this netsuke is highly detailed. Masakazu (1868-1911) studied carving under Masanao and became as is evident by this example, a talented netsuke carver...
Costa Rica Ca.600-1000 Ad Atlantic watershed region buff terracotta spider leg tripod vessel with Saurian creatures wearing bird headdresses at the top of each leg . All three legs have been reattached with great skill. Please see all pictures for details of condition. Size H 9" W 8.5"
Antique Nepalese clay sculpture of a four-armed deity, most likely Vishnu. He is seated upon a lotus throne, with an arch of transcript around his head denoting a religious mantra.
Size: 4.75" height, 3.5" width, 1.5" thickness
Antique Nepalese clay sculpture of a robed monk, seated on a lotus throne in meditation. He wears a crown and holds a staff of some kind. Solid and heavy.
Size: 5.5" height, 3.5" width, 1.75" thickness
Finely cast bronze large Chinese Buddha 22 inches high by 16 inches wide by 10 inches deep --no condition problems or repairs-ornate with fine detailed relief casting on front and back-impressive
A fine faience double-sided Hathor head, from a sistrum handle. Depicting Hathor with bovine ears and a cobra on each side. Late Period, 600-400 B.C. 1 1/2 inches high X 1 1/2 inches wide. Intact as shown with remains of glaze. From an old Belgian private collection, collected in the 1970s. One of the main cult objects associated with Hathor was the sistrum, a musical rattle. Its name is derived from the Greek, seiein, meaning "to shake". Music and dance were part of the worship of Hathor...
Hellenistic Terracotta figurine of the winged Eros with remains of the original polychromy.
The young god stands on a burgundy base and leans on a stele. He wears a cloak draped over his shoulders. The blue of the cloak is still preserved at the leg level. Pink for the inside of the wings and blue lines for the feathers. The head shows a crown with ivy leaves on each side. Vent hole at rear.
Greek, from Canosa, early 3rd Century BC
Fine old Tibetan khaden carpet. All wool pile and warp and weft foundation- mostly natural dyes. Late 19th to early 20th century, woven in the Gyantse area of Tibet. The edges have been traditionally stabilized using contemporary corduroy. There is some minor pile loss and some indigo blue areas have been dyed to mitigate the exposed foundation all noted in enlargements. This is a classic style with three floral medallions, cloud pattern, and key fret border...
A fine Chinese rosewood with mother of pearl inlaid screen, paint with mountain scene.
Size High 75cm wide 49cm deep 24cm
Good condition with minor mother of pear loss and small damage to wood panel
An extremely rare matching set of a drum table and five matching stools made of Jichi wood or "Chicken Wing Wood" with a very large one piece burl wood top on the table and stools with a bamboo design.
Bamboo carved furniture from very expensive wood is very rare as bamboo is a very inexpensive wood and to carve that bamboo design in the expensive wood is a sign of reverse snobbery reserved for the very rich at that time...
A Nyonya ware bowl from the Tonzhi reign 1862 to 1864 with a beautiful painted Crane and floral design.The Crane signifies longevity.
Nyonya wares are over-glaze polychrome enameled porcelains made in Jingdezhen in the Kiangsi province of China for the Straits Chinese, or Babas, whose female counterparts are called Nyonyas, hence the term Nyonya ware. Nyonya wares were mainly reserved for festive occasions and special functions. Size: W. 11cm. H. 4.7cm.
Condition: No repairs or chips...
A large four-sided Satsuma vase of high-shouldered, tapered form with its panels framed by kiku scrollwork. The ‘thousand cranes’ motif is finely painted in rich sumi-e style, its panels representing glorious paintings of temples, retreats, craggy mountains and gnarled trees. Brilliant moriage kiku bloom in groves alongside tall iris, their foliage bold against the gold-sprinkled ground. Ryozan and Yasuda Company trademarks’ cartouche in gilt on the base...
A porcelain snuff bottle of tapered cylindrical form, a flared neck, and supported on a foot rim with a recessed base, decorated in famille rose enamels with 5 boys playing in a garden
3 inches tall
Condition: minute repair to foot rim
New Jersey Collection
Private Collection, Florida