A carved children lock with two lion heads playing with a ball. The front and the backside are carved with Chinese characters (8 in total). In good condition. Size 7 x 6.5 cm. 18/19th. century.
Very unusual, large and detailed bronze figure of Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation or avatar of Vishnu. Rama is the embodiment of chivalry and virtue. His life story and the purpose of his incarnation (to destroy Ravana, the demon king) are described in the Ramayana. This statue represents Rama, the archer as if stringing an invisible bow. In good condition (except some damage on the edge of the base) and a beautiful patin. India, 17 / 18th. century. Height 58 cm. Weight 17 kg.
This string contains a mixture of glass and stone beads. Especially the eye beads are very beautiful. Length: 44 cm.
The length of this string with a collection of agate and quartz-like beads with different sizes is 52 cm. More than 1000 years old.
These stone beads date from the Neolithic period. The total length of this collection of mostly small beads is 56 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1234107
Antique gilt bronze statue of the crowned bodhisattva Samantabhadra (Kuntuzangpo in Tibetan)riding on his six-tusked elephant. He is the protector of the lotus sutra. Samantabhadra means universal virtue and universal worthy. The six tusks represent the six paramitas and the overcoming of the attachment to the six senses. Height 45 cm. and 22 cm. wide. Base 28 / 18 cm. Weight 6 kg. In good condition. Tibet, 17/18th. century.
A rare pair of Chinese horse stirrups decorated with auspicious Buddhist symbols and dragons. Cloisonne enamel on copper / bronze. Height 19 cm. Diameter 13 cm. In good condition.
This yellow/green snowflake glass snuff bottle has a grayish overlay of a five clawed dragon on one and a phoenix on the other side. Rubellite lid. Great craftsmanship. In very good condition. Size 8 cm.
The milk white snuff bottle has a white, red and green overlay depicting an old legend with a reading sage and lanterns. Well done and nice details. 7 cm. In very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1910 item #1229035
Japanese sword tsuba with gold and silver elements representing a female figure and a dharmapala on top (Yama). The tsuba is signed and in very good condition. Size: 8 x 7.5 x 0.5 cm. Japan, Meiji period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1910 item #1228620
Nicely carved netsuke of a ram with a monkey on his back. Size: 3.5 x 3 cm. In good condition. Signed. Japan.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1228617
This copper alloy gau or amulet box has a nice patina and is decorated with four silver (of good quality) Buddhist symbols and blood coral. Diameter 8 cm. In good condition. Tibet.
Chinese opium lamp on a square base, decorated with four enameled panels representing human figures. Height, including the glass bowl, 10 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1220944
Impressive statue of Vajrabhairava Yamantaka, the wrathful buffalo-headed meditation deity (yidam). He belongs to the highest yoga tantric deities. He has 9 heads and 34 arms. The central head is that of a buffalo, the top one represents Manjushri. Fire gilt bronze with turquoise and blood coral. Tibet, 18/19th. century. Sealed and in excellent condition. Height 22 cm. 18 cm. wide and 8.8 cm. deep.
Beautiful carved statue of Hanuman, lifting and carrying the mountain Dronagiri. As told in the Ramayana, Lakshman, the brother of Rama was severely wounded during the war between Rama and the demon king Ravana. The only thing that could save the life of Lakshman was the herb Sanjivani. Hanuman went to the Himalayas to find the herb on Mount Dronagiri, but he had never seen it, so he did not know how it looked like. So he took the whole mountain and went back to the battlefield...
Charming and nicely painted Cantonese porcelain teapot. In very good condition. China.
A very beautiful, richly decorated and rare antique Buddha statue (despite the wear). The hands of the standing Buddha show the double abhaya mudra. It's meaning is stopping the water or pacifying the ocean and symbolizes Buddha's mastery over our passions. Height 86 cm. Thailand.
Authentic bronze Vishnu and Lakshmi statue from West India, that dates back to the 16/17th. century. The height is 12.8 cm. and it is 7 cm. wide and 4.5 cm. deep.