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.
Small Indian bronze image depicting Sri Devi the wife of Vishnu, standing in tribhanga and holding a lotus bud. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: some verdigris, patina and traces of usage. Dimension: 7.2 cm high.
A Japanese sashi netsuke carved from stag antler, depicting the mythical Chinese fisherman Ashinaga with his long legs. Natural himotoshi (cord hole) between his right arm and chest. Condition: nice patina. Dimension: 13.5 cm long.
Indian demon chaser mask in bronze repousse from Karnataka in five parts: head, headband, ears and a tube within the head to permit the mounting on a pole. Backside with red paint. Please refer for a quite identical mask to: "Ritual Bronzes of Maharashtra and Karnataka" by Leo S. Figiel, M.D.: Fig. 7-65. Condition: traces of usage, back part of the head and headband with some dents. Dimension: 26.2 cm high.
An original Japanese color woodblock print by the artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (1797–1858), from the series "The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers - Tale of the 47 Ronin" (Chûshingura) in horizontal oban size. Depicting hunters returning after bringing the body of the murdered Yoichibei to his cottage. Signed "Hiroshige ga", published around 1836 by Izumiya Ichibei and censor's seal: kiwame. Condition: good color and very good impression, little toning and soiling, laid down at ...click for details
A ritual copper bronze vessel for water, the spout made in the shape of a bull head. For a similar ewer named "gaumukhi" please refer to "Goetterwelt Indiens - Traditionelle Bronzekunst", Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim 1997, no. 166, page 239. Date: 19th to early 20th century. Condition: some traces of usage. Dimension: 20.5 cm long x 19.2 cm high.
Finely modeled Blanc de Chine porcelain group depicting two actors, on a wooden stand. Condition: woman with small losses to fingers, headdresses with tiny loss. Dimension: total: 18.2 cm high x 17 cm long.