A set of Javanese loro blonyo (inseparable couple) in classic seated form. Each statue is carved from one piece of wood and decorated with polychrome pigments. In very good condition, they measure 11.75 inches high.
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.
Unusual and typical Thai altar piece, consisting of a sitting Buddha. The Buddha is protected by two garuda birds. The throne of the Buddha is decorated by twelve small Buddha figures. In good condition. Height 30cm. Diameter of the base 11 cm. Bronze.
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 Mandalay style image is cast in high quality bronze.
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 from the proceeds of the sales of these images..
This image is from this series of castings. Mounted on a custom stand.
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.
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...
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...