Jewelry for the headdress of a Turkmen woman, made of silver alloy and set with two flat carnelian cabochons. From an old Swiss collection. Cf. Schletzer, Dieter and Reinhold: Old Silver Jewellery of the Turkoman: An Essay on Symbols in the Culture of Inner Asian Nomads. Berlin: D. Reimer, 1983, pages 174 - 175. Condition: some traces of usage. Dimension: total length: 81 cm, pendant with carnelian: 14 cm x 7 cm, weight: 120 g.
Silver goblet with gilt interior, won by the Swiss Team on the "International Bowling Competition" held 1922 in Canton. Bottom with maker's mark "WH90" and Chinese character, standing for the Wang Hing Company, working in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Condition: fine. Dimension: 14.6 cm high, weight: 138 g.
Coarse cotton fabric painted and printed with two leopards. These cloths were used in Afghanistan for a special hunting technique of partridges. Please refer to the article about these textiles in "Asian Textiles: NEWSLETTER OF THE OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP", No. 40. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: very good. Dimension: approx. 78 cm x 105 cm.
Two panels of yellow coarse cotton ground sewn together. Painted and printed with a leopard, snake and four quails. These cloths were used in Afghanistan for a special hunting technique of partridges. Please refer to the article about these textiles in "Asian Textiles: NEWSLETTER OF THE OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP", No. 40. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: very good. Dimension: approx. 105 cm x 105 cm.
A pair of carved book stands depicting a young man with his fighting cock. Bottom with stamp and one signed "I.K.T. Djamperah, Mas Bali". Condition: slightly faded, the beak of both cockerels with small losses, and one end of the headscarf minimally chipped. Dimension: 17.8 cm high x 7.2 cm wide.
Cotton fabric woven in three parts and sewn together lengthways. In the middle an antromorph pattern in warp ikat, flanked by stripes. Both ends with fringes. Condition: good, faded, some stains. Dimension without fringes: 173 cm x 108 cm.
Eleven lithographic prints and the cover sheet designed by the Sosaku hanga artist Shiko Munakata (1903 - 1975) for the Yaskawa Electric Co. Number 7 (July) is missing. The lithographs are mounted on both upper corners on the calendar sheet. Size of the calendar sheets: 51.5 x 36.4 cm.
An original color woodblock print in oversize by the Japanese Modern Print artist Fumio Kitaoka (1918 - 2007). Showing the coast of Shimamaki. Hand-signed, titled, dated '73 and edition no. 87/100 in pencil. Condition: very good impression and color, very faint discoloration on the margins from prior matting, right margin slightly rubbed off, mounted on paper. Dimension: image: 40 cm x 55 cm, paper: 48 cm x 64 cm.