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.
This rare silver metal decanter is abundantly decorated with birds, a dragon in the center on one side and a mythical lion on the other side. With a monkey and a lid on top. With scrolling stems ending in exotic flowerheads. Finely engraved with foliate meanders on a densely ring matted ground. With an inscription in edge of the bottom. Size 24 / 18 cm. Weight 702 gr. In good condition. China, late Qing (probably older).
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.
This silver metal ewer or pot is profusely decorated with flower patterns, birds and four gilded mythical lions. With a dragon and the head of a mythical animal on top. Size 22 / 13 cm. Weight 516 gr. Marked and in good condition. China, late Qing (probably older).
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.