A tsampa box with slightly domed lid made of turned burl wood, probably rhododendron, decorated with silver sheet mounts, inset with coral and malachite cabochons. Dating to the early 20th century, silver unmarked. Condition: cover: with a short crack, bowl: rim with two small losses and an irregularity in the wood, two small cabochons missing. Dimension: diameter: 17 cm, 10.2 cm high.
Hardwood Christian cross inlaid with lotus, vines and a small cross in finely engraved, iridescent mother of pearl. Condition: good, few inlays lost, some small losses. Dimension: 49.4 cm x 26 cm x 1.9 cm.
A small cast bronze figure group of the sitting, elephant-headed god Ganesha with his Shakti on the thigh. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: traces of extensive worship, base with a small hole. Dimension: 4.6 cm high.
A small cast copper bronze figure of the elephant-headed god Ganesha, depicted here four-armed and sitting on a square base, holding different attributes. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: traces of extensive worship, base with thin areas and holes, trunk with a breakage. Dimension: 5.6 cm high.
A Chinese silver dish with bamboo design wit inserted Yuan Shikai silver yuan coin, dated to the 9th year of the Republic of China. No silver marks. Condition: some traces of usage. Dimension: coin: diameter 3.9 cm, dish: 8.9 cm.
Humorous blue and white porcelain netsuke depicting a recumbent Chinese boy with movable biscuit porcelain tongue. The base unglazed and with two himotoshi. Condition: fine, only two short firing cracks. Dimension: 7.7 cm x 3.5 cm wide.
Finely engraved small bronze altar of Vishnu with his consorts Shridevi and Bhudevi, cast in five parts. The three gods standing under an arch with a kirthi-mukha at the apex, the base of each figure slotting into the frame. Karnataka / Maharashtra 19th century. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: fine. Dimension: 20.8 cm high x 17 cm long x 6.5 cm deep, weight: 1980 g.
A quite large figural silver betel box worked in repousse depicting a reclining, decorated elephant. Base marked "T90%" and Chinese character mark. Condition: traces of usage, few small nicks. Dimension: 18.5 cm long x 11.5 cm high, weight: 256 g.
Chinese silver back of a mirror or a brush decorated with a dragon chasing the flaming pearl. With maker's mark "WS" and Chinese character marks. The silversmith Wo Shing was active in Canton and Shanghai circa 1830-1875. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension: 13.6 cm x 8.5 cm x 1.1 cm, weight: 110 g.
A large Japanese sashi netsuke carved from stag antler, depicting the mythical Chinese fisherman Ashinaga with his long legs. The face is carved very expressively and the natural himotoshi (cord hole) is running through his curled hair. Condition: nice patina. Dimension: 17.8 cm long.