All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1021088 (stock #29)
Large Chinese Bamboo carving of a sage grasping his unfeasibly long eyebrows in his hands. Probably dates to the early 20th century. The carving measures about 14 inches in height
Rare Wayang Klitik puppet from Java. Genuine old Klitik puppets are much rarer than the better know Leather puppets know as Wayang Kulit or the three dimensional Wayang Golek. This village puppet has been repainted at least once and has a repair on the arms as can be seen in the photos.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1920 item #1018983 (stock #24)
Large well cast South Indian Hindu temple bronze of an unidentified deity, avatar or guru. The bronze is cast in three separate parts; base, figure and aureole. The bronze probably dates to the late 19th to early 20th century and measures 12 ½ inches in height, the square base measuring 5 ½ x 5 ½, the piece has a fine coffee colored patina. There is a soldered repair to the top of the aureole visible in the pictures.
Small 19th century Tibetan Thangka painting depicting Simhanada Lokesvara seated on his lion. This form of Avalokitesvara was considered to be especially efficacious in fighting disease especially leprosy. The painting has the usual wear and paint loss & measures 15 x 11 cm.
Two very animated Tibetan bronzes of dancing animal headed Daka (male Dakini) with their Prajna’s (Wisdoms), probably dating to the late 19th century and though different clearly originate from the same cultural matrix. The males hold a Vajra and ghanta (bell) and the females skull cup and chopper. The bronzes measure just over 5 and 5 ½ inches respectively.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1014851 (stock #17)
Small Tibetan Buddhist Thangka painting of a Dharmapala on his vehicle a large rat? Dates to the late 19th or early 20th century from Mongolia. Measures 15x11 cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1960 item #1013874 (stock #12)
A sumptuous rich and heavy gilt bronze ritual Tibetan flaying knife or Kartrika with an iron blade, probably dating to the middle of the 20th century, perhaps earlier. The piece measures about 6 ½ inches in length
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1013366 (stock #9)
Chinese hardstone carving of the Buddhist deity Guan-Yin, probably early 20th century, old collecton number etched on base. Measures just over 4 inches in height.
A rare and beautiful Chinese Sui Dynasty (581-618 AD) Straw Glazed figure of a female court attendent The piece measures 8.5 inches in height, condition as in photos, head re-attached.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1012925 (stock #6)
Vintage (pre 1950) puppet head from the Wayang Golek puppet theatre of West Java. This head has the wear, damages and repainting you would expect on an genuine old performance puppet.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1012698 (stock #1)
Exquisite little oil lamp in the form of an Indian goddess holding a lamp known as DEEP-LAKSHMI. It measures only 2 ¾ inches in height and the detail in the casting is wonderful, beautiful patina with signs of use. Probably 18th or 19th century