The Goddess of Mercy holding a ruyi scepter and sitting on a recumbent elephant harnessed with bells, made of porcelain with milky white glaze. Reverse with impressed two-character Dehua mark within a double gourd and another four character mark. A quite identical Blanc-de-Chine guanyin, but different marking, was sold 13 November 2013 by Bonhams, Edinburgh for $4'500. Condition: diadem of guanyin with tiny chip. Please look at photos carefully being part of condition report. Dimension: 27.2 ...click for details
A chintz cotton ikat-dyed chapan without lining. Partially bordered with woven band. Inside with stamp. Condition: some traces of usage, few stains and short slits. Dimension: sleeve to sleeve: 187 cm, total length: 111 cm.
Woodcarving in the Balinese Art Deco style made of patinated tropical wood. A half-naked girl is standing on a double lotus base. Around her hip a Barong mask. The base with inscription "Siwa Bali". Condition: partial little wear to patina, the shawl at the back with tiny chips. Dimension: 56.5 cm.
A red clay pipe bowl in the shape of an Ottoman chibouk with metal mounting. Stamped number and round mark "S. Seiler", an Austrian factory trading till 1935. Condition: traces of usage, dish with two small chips, mounting little warped. Dimension: total length 8.5 cm.
A hexagonal bronze or brass disc of an Oriental silversmith producing traditional jewelry, used for molding pendants. Country of provenance might be Afghanistan. Similar q‚leb see page 187, ill. 1 in Janata, Alfred: "Schmuck in Afghanistan" ISBN 3-201-01150-9. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: labeled with color. Dimension: 6 cm x 6 cm x 0.1 cm.
Heavy mask depicting a buffalo's head, cast in copper bronze with brown patina. These masks are still used for ancestral cult dances in Karnataka, South India. This type is called Maisandaye or Maisandaaya. Cast hook. Condition: good. Dimension: 46.5 cm long, 29 cm wide, weight: over 5 kg. Without stand.
An octagonal brass mold of an Oriental silversmith producing traditional jewelry. Country of provenance might be Afghanistan. Cf. Janata, Alfred: "Schmuck in Afghanistan" ISBN 3-201-01150-9, page 187. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: labeled with color. Dimension: 4.3 cm x 4.6 cm x 0.8 cm.