Burmese manuscript containing rules for the correct performance of the monastic ritual, written in Pali language. Containing 16 palm leaves and two wooden cover boards, decorated in red lacquer and gilding. The folios are inscribed (fourteen on both sides) on a plain gilt ground with ink or lacquer in five lines, having small buildings to show punctuation. The boards and the backside of two leaves are decorated with floral roundels and lotus leaves...
A tinned copper tea pot with etched decoration of birds among tendrils, Persian or Central Asian. The lid with brass knob. Condition: tin plating worn, some tiny dents. Dimension: 16.5 cm high, 22 cm long.
An ethnographic figurine of a Javanese woman with meticulously painted sarong. Carved in two pieces from a light wood, the base with paper label residue. Condition: face with little retouching. Dimension: 23.3 cm high.
A pair blue satin silk hangings embroidered with the "100 Antiques" motif, in couched metal threads. Some details in relief. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension: 81 cm x 36.3 cm each panel.
A brass bowl probably from Syria, with etched design of interlacing patterns, arabesques and Islamic calligraphy. Base with inscription. Condition: some traces of usage. Dimension: c. 26.5 cm diameter, and 14 cm high, weight: 1'200 g.
Finely carved jade model of a bird on a perch with wooden stand. Condition: fine. Dimension: total height: 18.1 cm.
A Chinese bronze censer with good patina in the form of a peach with leafage, standing on three feet. The lid with a smaller peach as knob. Condition: fine, only one leave with a short crack (see photo no. 6). Dimension: c. 13.6 cm long, 11.2 cm high, 11.5 cm wide.
A finely carved female mask netsuke, showing the smiling Okame. The himotoshi edged with bone rings. Signed Shugetsu and with written seal "kakihan". Provenance: a gentleman's collection, Geneva - Switzerland. Condition: fine, only the green bone ring with chips. Dimension: 5.0 cm x 4.3 cm.
A finely carved female mask netsuke, showing the smiling Okame. With written seal "kakihan". Provenance: a gentleman's collection, Geneva - Switzerland. Condition: fine. Dimension: 5.1 cm x 4.3 cm.
An altered blue silk gauze court robe "jifu", decorated in two different gold and silver couched threads with nine five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds, Daoist emblems and "shou" characters. The bottom is embroidered with stylized rocks above foaming waves, side-fastening overlapping closure with fabric hooks and five gilt bronze buttons, the sleeves ending in horsehoof cuffs...
A male back Mandarin square with a leopard, denoting the 3rd military rank. Silk tapestry (kossu, k'o-suu) with metallic threads and painted details. The animal is standing on a rock above deep water, the ground with Taoist longevity symbols. The background was probably covered by peacock feathers, rarely survived to the present days. Reference: "Ladder to the Clouds" by Jackson & Hugus Berkeley 1999, page 192 - No. 13.011: very similar badge...
Small Indian cast copper bronze image depicting the four-armed, lion-headed Narashima with his consort Lakshmi sitting on a rectangular pedestal throne. Condition: some wear to patina and traces of usage. Dimension: 7.1 cm high.
A pair of Chinese export porcelain plates with the tobacco leaf motif. Beautifully enamelled with a pair pheasants and two squirrels amongst bold overlapping leaves and flower sprays, in blue, other colors and some gold. Foot rim with some kiln grit. Condition: both plates have minor rim fritting (bubble burst), one plate with a small rim chip, the other with a short hairline. Dimension: diameter: 24.9 cm, 3.1 cm high.
A Qajar papier-mache penbox with polychrome and gold decoration under a lacquered varnish. The top painted with a vertical composition of the Holy Family, an angel, a small boy with a rabbit and other figures. The sides depicting persons in a landscape. The base and the sides of the sliding tray with gold landscapes on a black ground. Provenance: a gentleman's collection, Geneva - Switzerland...
A pair antique Chinese sleeve bands, mounted as miniature scrolls with a bamboo stick, in a storage box. The bands are showing scenes from a romance mainly embroidered in finest Peking knot. The lid of the storage box embroidered with a river landscape. Condition: due to storage the condition and colors of the bands are pristine, only one reverse with little label residue. The lid of the box shows some wear. Dimension: box: 16.9 cm x 7.6 cm x 5 cm, sleeves: total length: 98 cm,
A gorgeous pair of tiny shoes with shaped heels and upturned toes for a Han Chinese lady with bound feet. Made of silk, embroidered with very fine Peking and satin stitch in gold-wrapped and colorful threads. The tall ankle cuffs decorated with brocaded ribbons. Cotton lining and leather soles. Condition: fine. Little insignificant patina, few brittle fabric areas. Please compare: "Fine Chinese Costume and Textiles from the Linda Wrigglesworth Collection": item no. 103...
A square porcelain plaque painted with different greens, overglaze blue, yellow, aubergine and iron red, mounted in a later European wooden frame. Depicting Hua Mulan, a legendary female warrior, who took her aged father's place in the army. Some orange peel, reverse without glaze. Condition: enamel colors with some wear. Dimension: plaque: 22.7 cm x 22.6 cm x 1 cm, with frame: c. 30 cm x 30 cm.
Shipping by Priority Swisspost included. A square box with rounded corners made of white brass (baitong). The top lid finely incised with a cat between flowers, surrounded by archaic characters, the lines filled with green color. The inside of the lid with an abrasive surface for grinding ink. With copper lining and base, two character mark. Dimension: 9.1 cm x 9.1 cm x 4.5 cm. Condition: insert for grinding ink with two losses, some traces of usage.