Lifesize Ayutthaya Stucco and Gold Lief Buddha Temple head, beautiful piece early period. Layers of gold from years of regilding , these are some areas with wasp nest between some of the hair points. Museum mounted . Size H 14" H on stand 20" depth 9"
A pair of old Begodol acquired in Bali in 1969 probably 20-30 years old at that time or circa 1939.
Begodol or Dwarapala is the Balinese name for the gate guardian statues which were placed in Pura (temples) and Puri (royal homes) but currently can be found in kost houses in Bali. The statues are placed on the left and right side of the gate. Most balinese use the male-female Dwarapala which sometimes look alike and sometimes are different...
Finely-worked Box from Japara, Indonesia probably used for jewelry. Design on top shows birds, peacocks and dragons under the Tree of Life. Circa 1950. Purchased in 1970 in Indonesia.
There is also a carved medallion on the inside of the lid in the design of a peacock. The wood is in excellent condition without cracks or scratches, The key is missing. The box probably was fixed on crossed-legs originally.
Goa 18th c Christian church statue of St Sebastian in the typical primitive style of the area , with Portuguese influence wood tree branch multi layers of paint, losses insect damage ect . Size H 26" W 12" D 7"
This well carved teak Burmese Buddha is peaceful and elegant. The finely modeled face and lavishly decorated robe are lightly touched with a subtle gold wash applied over a thin base of reddish lacquer, allowing the wood grain to show through. Edging on the robe and a body decoration that swirls across the right shoulder and down the arm are impressive examples of Burmese expertise with thayo, a mixture of lacquer and powdered bone or ash that dries to the hardness of wood...
Wonderfully carved wooden Lanna Thai animal, the hole in the mouth and lightly incised symbol underneath the base indicate this was meant to be a “lucky charm” or fetish of sorts. H: 7.5cm/3in and W: 4.8cm/1.9in.
Ensemble of 5 old wooden statues commemorating departed loved ones. These were kept in the “attic” of a home and were not meant to be free standing. I bought these from an old Australian collection which were collected in the 1980sin West Timor, so these date 1950’s to 1960s. The two largest figures have some age cracks on the back and the feet on the female figure are damaged, but all have nice patinas and are carved from hard but not particularly heavy woods...
This Sukothai style image is using the hand mudra of Abhaya, Expressing No Fear. In 1978, the Thai Royal Family commissioned a limited number of images to be cast using images in the Thai National Museum. The purpose of this was to raise funds in support of temples .
and monasteries including the temples located in the
National Palace. This is one of this series of castings of high quality bronze. Mounted on a custom stand.
This sitting Mandalay Buddha is an outstanding example of the fine skill of Burmese artisans in using thayo. The opulent robe with intricate frills and edging, the figure's tightly curled hair and well defined lotus throne were created using thayo, a mixture of lacquer and bone ash that dries to the hardness of wood. The figure's erect posture adds to the sculpture's aura of settled elegance. Carving of on the hands and feet is carefully modeled and realistic...
Small statue of an ancestor or protecting deity, wearing a ceremonial cap, holding a sort of square box with both hands and standing on a rounded base. Wood, light brown patina. Indonesia, Moluccas Archipelago. Height: 13 1/2" (34 cm). Strong erosion and old accidents due to old age. Ex. Old French collection. A rare piece.
Detailed amber carving of a ship loaded with ingots. The amber is from the Hukawng or Hukaung Valley in the Kachin State of Burma or Myanmar. The color can be described as cognac / brownish, with green tones. The inclusions of the Cretaceous Period are clearly visible. The length of this lucky ship is 9 cm. The height 5.8 cm. Thickness 4 cm. In excellent condition.
A simple vintage Thai sitting Buddha statue often seen from the Sukothai period onwards. The statue is casted and the eys are inlaid with metal. The simple, undecorated style visually expresses the Buddhist ideals. Age: 20th century Size: Height 10.25" Width: 4.25" Length 6.5"
A pair of carved book stands depicting a young man with his fighting cock. Bottom with stamp and one signed "I.K.T. Djamperah, Mas Bali". Condition: slightly faded, the beak of both cockerels with small losses, and one end of the headscarf minimally chipped. Dimension: 17.8 cm high x 7.2 cm wide.
Decorated with a carved wooden rice god (Bulul). The tusks kept together by woven rattan. Date: mid 20th century. H. 10 cm, D. 12 cm. Good age wear and patina. From a Dutch private collection.
The handle in the shape of a rice god (Bulul.
H. 16 cm. Date: early to mid 20th century. Good age wear and dark glossy patina. From a Dutch private collection.
The handle in the shape of a standing figure with crossed arms. Date: early to mid 20th century. H. 22 cm. (excl. stand. Good age wear and excellent patina. From a Dutch private collection.
Post Mandalay “Jambupati” (in royal attire) lacquered Buddha from the Shan State Burma. From an Iconographical point of view this piece is quite rare- seated on a lotus base, supported by three elephants flanked by two horses, having a “wheel of law” mudra and flask in his lap. This is carved from a hardwood with no damage. At some point I am assuming this piece had ivory tusks and unisha finial as there are holes where they would have been...
Antique bronze south east Asian opium weights in the form of birds or roosters. Complete collection numbering 9 weights in tapering sizes the largest 5 inches tall. I good condition with a great patina.