Bamboo carving of Fukurokuju, one of the seven lucky gods, his name meaning wisdom, luck and longevity. Depicted as an old hermit with elongated forehead carrying his staff with tied scroll of sacred teachings. Bottom signed. Condition: fine. Dimension: 16.6 cm high.
A book cover made for a Qur'an, the originating country being North African or in the Middle East. A coarse weave is embroidered with red in counted stitch and with metal wrapped thread. The back with padded embroidery. The inside with very soft white leather. Condition: some wear and leather with few stains and two corners unstuck. Dimension opened: 22.2 cm x 28.5 cm.
A book cover made for a Qur'an, the originating country being North African or in the Middle East. A coarse weave is embroidered with green in counted stitch and with metal wrapped thread. The inside with very soft white leather. Condition: little wear and leather with stains. Dimension opened: 16.6 cm x 23.2 cm.
A very elaborate tobacco pipe bowl of the Ashanti people (present Ghana), knowing tobacco and the habit of smoking since the 17th century. A feline predator is standing on a rectangular base plate. Provenance: old collection from Berne, Switzerland. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension: 8 cm x 8.5 cm.
A fly whisk handle carved from ivory inlaid with small circles of horn. In the shape of a branch, ending in a tulip blossom final. The other side with two cup-like ends, one in horn. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension: handle: 18.1 cm long. CITES documents are obtained if required.
A fly whisk (chauri) consisting of long white horse hair and a beautifully carved ivory handle. One end of the handle with a pineapple shaped final and the other side with an inscription in Urdu. Condition: handle with few small age hairlines. Dimension: handle: 15.7 cm long, full length: c. 59.5 cm. CITES documents are obtained if required.
A small handwarmer made of copper with split handle and openwork cover. The sides of the warmer with decoration of lotus, ruyi heads and peaches inlaid in silver and brass. Condition: polished, some traces of usage. Dimension: c. 14 cm long x 11 cm wide x 8 cm high, weight: 408 g.
Ivory manju of rectangular shape with rounded corners. Carved with a Noh theater mask of Okina, depicting an old man with circular tufts of hair at the corners of the mouth and forehead. Himotoshi, unsigned. Condition: age hairlines. Dimension: 4.1 cm x 3.1 cm x 1 cm. CITES documents are obtained if required.
An octagonal tobacco case made of wood, the front side depicting an oni demon holding a gong and a striker, plastically inlaid in ivory. The back side with two tablets, one with an engraved oni and the other signed "Ichiraku", an artist active mid 19th century. The ivory manju inlaid in different metals with the lucky god Daikoku holding a box with a rat on top. Further inlays in coral and malachite. Signed on a mother-of-pearl tablet "Shibayama". Unsigned ivory ojime with dr ...click for details
A copper repousse depicting the Hindu goddess Durga crushing the demon Mahisha, disguised as a buffalo. The deity with eight arms is standing on a lotus base and is framed by an aureole with flames. Condition: patina, remains of ritual paints, few thin areas. Dimension: 17.2 cm high x 14.6 cm wide, weight: 140 g.