A book cover made for a Qur'an, the originating country being North African or in the Middle East. A coarse weave is embroidered with red in counted stitch and with metal wrapped thread. The back with padded embroidery. The inside with very soft white leather. Condition: some wear and leather with few stains and two corners unstuck. Dimension opened: 22.2 cm x 28.5 cm.
A book cover made for a Qur'an, the originating country being North African or in the Middle East. A coarse weave is embroidered with green in counted stitch and with metal wrapped thread. The inside with very soft white leather. Condition: little wear and leather with stains. Dimension opened: 16.6 cm x 23.2 cm.
A very elaborate tobacco pipe bowl of the Ashanti people (present Ghana), knowing tobacco and the habit of smoking since the 17th century. A feline predator is standing on a rectangular base plate. Provenance: old collection from Berne, Switzerland. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension: 8 cm x 8.5 cm.
A fly whisk handle carved from ivory inlaid with small circles of horn. In the shape of a branch, ending in a tulip blossom final. The other side with two cup-like ends, one in horn. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension: handle: 18.1 cm long. CITES documents are obtained if required.
A small handwarmer made of copper with split handle and openwork cover. The sides of the warmer with decoration of lotus, ruyi heads and peaches inlaid in silver and brass. Condition: polished, some traces of usage. Dimension: c. 14 cm long x 11 cm wide x 8 cm high, weight: 408 g.
An octagonal tobacco case made of wood, the front side depicting an oni demon holding a gong and a striker, plastically inlaid in ivory. The back side with two tablets, one with an engraved oni and the other signed "Ichiraku", an artist active mid 19th century. The ivory manju inlaid in different metals with the lucky god Daikoku holding a box with a rat on top. Further inlays in coral and malachite. Signed on a mother-of-pearl tablet "Shibayama". Unsigned ivory ojime with dr ...click for details
A small belt hook carved from pale celadon colored jade with white and grayish mottling. One side ending in a dragonhead with bulging eyes, the underside with an oval disk for attachment. Condition: one eye chipped. Dimension: 7.1 cm long, weight: 30 g.
Rectangular photo or picture frame with carved sandalwood top. Decorated with Sadeli micro mosaic in bone, metal and different woods. Condition: missing inlays and glass, one clip lost, ink stains, cracks. Dimension: 22.5 cm x 17 cm, image: 15.9 cm x 10.2 cm.
Rectangular photo or picture frame decorated with Sadeli micro mosaic in bone, metal and different woods. Old glass. Condition: very few missing inlays, one clip lost. Dimension: 22.5 cm x 14.6 cm, image: 15.8 cm x 10.1 cm.