Beautiful large stratified eye bead (seven eyes) from the Warring States Period (Zhanguo)(481 - 221 BC). In very good condition. The authentic beads do not blister like the newer made. Diameter 4 cm. See 'Glass Beads in the world' by Takashi Taniichi and Yoshiro Kudo.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1256104
Antique copper ritual crown, worn during ceremonies by a Vajracarya (Master of the thunderbolt), a high Buddhist priest. The crown is decorated by eight gilt copper Buddhist symbols and gilt copper figures of the 5 Dhyani Buddhas: Vairochana, Akshobhya, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha and Amogaghasiddhi. On top of the crown: a half vajra with 5 prongs. In good condition. Height 27 cm. Diameter 17 cm. Tibet, pre 1800.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1255788
The White Tara has a beautiful serene expression. The statue is decorated with small red coral and turquoise pieces. The bronze is of very good quality. 32 cm. high and 19 cm. wide. The bottom is closed. The casting attests of great craftsmanship.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1255161
A rare antique fire gilt bronze statue of two elephant-headed deities in embrace. Kangiten (god of Bliss) is associated with esoteric, Tantric Buddhism, like the Shingon school in Japan. The female wears a crown, associated with Avalokiteshvara or Guanyin and rests her feet on the male's feet. Kangiten symbolizes the unity of opposites, conjugal harmony and long life. This marvelous and rare statue is in excellent condition...
Four heavily potted and glazed incense burners. They were probably used outside and are somewhat weathered. They show different decorations and Chinese characters. Height: 6.5, 6, 5.9 and 4.7 cm. Weight 1400 gr. Early Ming Dynasty.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1249992
This piece shows the origin of a dzi bead. The agate dzi bead is still connected with it's source rock. It shows a dragon with the pearl. This is done with the knowing eye of the carver. The length of the bead is 7 cm. The size of the rock formation is 11.5 x 7 cm. In excellent condition.
The carved ivory Buddha is sitting under a bodhi tree and shows the bhumisparsha mudra. It is a wooden tree with metal (gold leave) leaves. Sealed. Height 12,5 cm. In good condition. Thailand, Ayudhaya period.
Very beautiful, old, carved Burmese jade bracelet. The carving consists of two fishes, meandering lotus leaves and a pearl border. Excellent craftsmanship. If you use a lamp you can see that the jadeite is translucent. Outer size 7.2 cm., inner size 6 cm. Thickness 1 cm. In very good condition. Late Qing.
Beautiful sandstone relief with four figures. Height without stand 21 cm. and 26 cm. with stand. 32 cm. wide and 5 cm. deep
Four silver hair pins with jade carvings. The carvings: a hand holding a fish, a toad, a white hand (missing it's pinky) and a jade bead. Length 10 cm.
A brownish/ivory white agate carving of a tiger figure. Size 9 cm. No damage or repairs. Burma.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #1247129
A beautiful brownish/ivory colored single eye or cyclops agate, mounted in a silver ring. In very good condition. Himalayas.
A carved ivory 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.
The sitting Guanyin has a beautiful, serene expression on her ivory face. She holds a ruyi in her ivory right hand and an ivory water jug in her left hand. Signed and in very good condition. China. Height 15.5 cm.
Stylish and detailed bronze statue of Vishnu, with a beautiful patin. Cambodia, 12th. century. The blue color in the patin is characteristic for bronze statues of that period. Height (with stand) 14 cm. Without stand 11.5 cm. In very good condition.
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.