A large porcelain figure (blanch de chine) of the Songzi Guanyin sitting on a cliff rising from the sea. On the right is the vase for the willow branch and on the left the Guanyin Scripture. She is flanked by Sancai and Longnu, and below the two dragons chasing the pearl. The image is hollow-sculpted from two parts. Qing, ca. 1800. H 35.5 cm. Condition: Rather good, but with losses to the crown and at the two dragons.
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An exquisite and rare ruyi scepter of lacquered wood with inlaid designs of mother-of-pearl. Poetic inscription on the the head of the ruyi and long inscription in ancient seal characters on the back. 18th cent. Probably made in Okinawa . L. 37,5 cm. Condition: minor wear to lacquer due to age and handling.
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Impressive and large, lacquer-gilt bronze image depicting the God of Mt. Heng (Hengshan Gongjun) in Hebei, the northern peak in the Daoist system of Five Holy Mountains. He is seated on a low throne-like base holding fan and wish-fulfilling pearl and wears the garb of a heavenly official. The god can be so identified on the basis of the symbol (‘true form’) of the mountain placed on the lower robe between the god’s feet (see close-up). The image is therefore rather rare, as very few images of th ...click for details
A champlevé enamel copper figure of a Luohan. H. 17 cm. Qing, 19th cent. Condition: allover good condition with very minor losses to enamel.
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A set of five ink sticks with writing in gold and impressed figures of literati in landscapes and poetic inscriptions. In a nice, original box of wood and black lacquer with gold decoration and entitled: ‘Wulao tu mo (Ink with Images of the Five Old Ones).’ Fitted spaces for the ink inside and covered with two types of coarse silk. Qing, 19th cent. Largest piece: L 10 cm, H 5.5 cm. Condition: Box with wear and reparation. The ink sticks are all brittle (fractures easily), all with drying cracks. ...click for details
A extremely rare yab-yum image in tsa-tsa style of Red Jambala in union with his consort, the God of Wealth, manifestation of Vajrasattva, is embracing the consort Vasudhara. Remains of red, orange, brown, green and white colors and lacquer on clay. The god of wealth wears a turban-like crown on his head, and both figures a fully dressed. The jewels that have fallen from the mouth of the mongoose held by the god, lie in a pile on the base. Exquisite details. Fully sealed. It is an extremely rare ...click for details
A woven, decorative headpiece of multi-colored wool for a yak. In the center the ornamental, letter symbolizing the Kalacakra, or Cosmic Wheel. Backed w. cloth of later date. Tibet, early 20th cent. H 21 cm, W 17 cm. Condition: Good colors, some wear.
A large pair of ivory vases depicting garden scenes. Rest of colours and gold. Bearing apocryphal Qianlong mark, but late Qing to early Republican period, circa 1900-20. H. 47 x13 x 11 cm. Weight: 4,750 gr. Condition, very good.