Vintage Tibetan bronze Vajra / Dorja (Thunderbolt) that was acquired from a large collection of Buddhist antiquities from Southeast Asia. The shape of the Vajra has four outer prongs with dragons, two pointed ends, and a middle shield design. Age is from early 20th century. Size is 5” W x 1” Diameter; and weighs 5 oz. Condition is excellent.
Bronze finely etched Yatata brush and ink holder with a variety of floral and fern designs. The holder has two lidded openings, one for the brush and other for ink. The Yatata measures 1-1/8”H x 7-3/4”W x 1-5/8”D at the widest, and weighs 10 oz. The condition is good with a darkened patina. Age is mid 20th century.
Amusing stag horn carving of a mythological Kirin with its head turned to the rear and bearing teeth and fangs in the style of similar Japanese netsuke. It has a curly tail that is extended up to the bottom of its chin, and has curved horns on its head. The size is 3-1/2" high x 1-1/2" wide x 1" deep. Country of origin thought to be Indonesia.
This is an old Thai bronze Buddha that we acquired along with a large grouping of Asian antiques that was brought back from southeast Asia by a former pilot that flew for Air America during 1960's in the Vietnam War. The Buddha is seated in the earth-touching mudra, and is from the U-Thong school. The gilt patina has worn to a dull finish, with the exception of brighter highlights in some of the crevices and hair curls. It has some casting flaws, small holes and pits, in addition to some ea ...click for details