An antique wood statue of the Boddhisattva Wei Tuo, the guardian of the Buddhist principles, dating to the late Qing dynasty. Carved in two parts with gilding and red color. He is standing on a rock imitating base, dressed as a warrior and holding the vajra staff. Condition: one hand with tiny losses, parts of scarf missing, top of helmet with a lost insert, vajra staff, one hand and back with glued patches. Dimension: total height: 38.5 cm, figure: 31.5 cm, weight: 1300 g.
Interesting painted clay statue depicting a sitting deity with his consort in yab-yum union. The back of the figure is left plain, mounted on a wooden stand. Condition: losses, friable. Please look at the photos carefully, they make part of the condition report. Dimension: total 26.5 cm, figere: 22 cm high x 14 cm wide x 6 cm deep, weight: 1621 g.
A quite large pith paper album of fine quality with ten gouache paintings, made in Canton for the export in the 19th century. Showing different scenes of a procession with musicians, court officials and ladies etc. Each is lightly mounted on paper and bordered with a blue silk ribbon. The covers are cloaked with red figured silk. Condition: paintings: good, considering the delicate nature of pith paper. Some with insignificant losses near the border, only one painting with losses of the painted ...click for details
A finely executed framed gouache painting on pith paper, made in Canton for the export in the 19th century. Showing a lady in court attire sitting on a throne holding a ruyi scepter with attendant. Mounted behind anti-reflective coated glass in a later wooden frames. Condition: fine, only frame with some small scratches. Dimension: image approx.: 26 cm x 17.6 cm, frame: 45 cm x 36 cm.
A green leather wallet embroidered with calligraphy, flower vases and crescent moon with star in copper threads. Inside with gilt copper knob showing a khamsa. Dating around 1920. Condition: some traces of age. Dimension: 11.5 cm x 16.4 cm
A walking cane or parasol handle made of silver with fine repousse and chased decoration of three ascetics and Lord Krishna playing the flute amidst cottages and trees. With a dated and inscribed cartouche in shield form, top with monogram, unmarked. Condition: one dent, short split, top slightly dented. Dimension: length: 24.3 cm.
A spherical lime container made of copper with scrollwork decoration, chain and spatula in brass. Betel nut chewing accessory, the interior with lime residue. Condition: traces of usage. Dimension: diameter: 8.2 cm, chain with spatula: 32 cm long.
A bronze statue of a Daoist god standing in long robes on a four legged base, holding in front of his chest a gui scepter. Cast in one piece with remains of gilt and polychrome lacquer decoration. Condition: fine, one base leg somewhat shorter. Dimension: 20.5 cm high, weight: 710 g.
Two framed gouache paintings on pith paper, made in Canton for the export in the 19th century. Showing vases with flowers. Mounted in gold lacquered wooden frames. Condition: one with left upper corner with tiny losses and the other one with two small stains. Please look at the photos carefully, they make part of the condition report. Dimension: image approx.: 17.4 cm x 12.8 cm, frame: 31 cm x 25 cm.
A mask of a grimacing old man, carved of light wood, maybe hinoki, with gesso and polychrome pigments, inset with gray horse mane hair. The inside with brown lacquer and residue of two old paper labels. Condition: pigment and hair losses, old color mends. Dimension: 18 cm high x 14 cm wide.