Head of funerary statue or effigy, of minimalist shape. Weathered wood, with shell eyes. Indonesia, South Sulawesi, Toraja Peoples. Height: 12" (30 cm). The head is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Very good condition. NOTE 1: The Toraja have this particularly interesting tradition of carving in wood funerary images of the deceased. These figures are kept in galleries or balconies beside the coffins in which high-ranking or noble or wealthy people are buried...
The Art and Orchid Gallery's old snuff bottle is a brown to brownish-orange color. It exhibits deep relief carvings of gourds hanging from intricate leafy vines. The relief work is polished to stand out above the mat brown ground. There is a matching amber top but no spoon...
The Art and Orchid Gallery purchased this piece of carved amber netsuke (because of the himo cord holes [120A]) from a Bali dealer with claimed Bali origin. As we have explained and referenced in our 507AOG, this amber netsuke piece we believe is a Chinese carving made for collectors, not Japanese.[507AOG]
The carving is a siting monkey with a branch of fruit over its shoulder. The holes for the himo are on the bottom. It has a small inclusion (twig) in the left leg...
This amber or barnsteen carving represents a mythical animal with a dragon head, a turtle body and a baby turtle on it's back. Very nice carving. The amber (Burmite) is from the Hukaung Valley in Burma or Myanmar. Cognac / brownish color.
Size: 6.2 x 5.7 x 4 cm. In excellent condition.
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. 15,5 cm. (excl. stand). Date: early to mid 20th century. Good age wear and nice 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.
A gilded Mandalay Buddha standing two feet tall strikes a graceful pose, with right hand in the varada mudra of charity and the fulfillment of wishes. Carved of dense Burmese teak wood, this early to mid-20th century figure is coated with a dark red matte lacquer highlighted with a liberal application of gilding. This Buddha’s finely carved face is striking, with especially large elongated eyes and brows...
Nepalese beautifully cast gilt bronze Avalokitesvara which is also referred to as Padmapâni ("Holder of the Lotus". The bodhisattva has an elaborate mandorla inset with turquoise and coral, and is holding a lotus flower and standing on a round lotus plinth which is on a tiered base with auspicious symbols, the “Wheel of Law” and a pair on deer are on each side.Age: 1960-1980 - Size:23 ¾ high (60.3 cm).