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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1053994 (stock #1680)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
T.L. Tested for Authenticity. Tang dynasty Cold Painted Pottery Horse, China (618 - 907 CE) With pricked ears and open mouth. Standing on base and wearing saddle. Traces of pigment remain with some earthen encrustation due to age. 22 1/2" h x 21" l x 7" w. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: David Bowden, Greys Mews Antiques, London.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1353846 (stock #3204)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$18,000.00
Exquisite Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) Jade Horse in a recumbent position, head turned and ears pointed. Carved in jade of sea-green hue incorporating russet and brown tones and it measures 4 1/4" x 7" x 2 3/4". Finely carved mane and the face has a serene and confident expression communicated through the crisply-defined mouth, nostrils and eyes. Left leg professionally repaired from original piece. Otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: R. Swetits collection, New Jersey...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1287073 (stock #3091)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Qing Dynasty Turqoise Glazed Ceramic Grouping of Buddhistic Lions, or Foo Dogs, China ca. 1880. A trio of lions in playful positions revealing teeth and tongue. Note this piece has been repaired and has some loss as seen in images. Purchased at Sotheby's South Kensington. In Buddhism lions are symbolic of the bodhisattvas, the "sons of the Buddha" or "Buddha's lions". In buddhist iconography we find the lions in their role of dharma protectors supporting the throne of the Buddha and Bodhisattva...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1196183 (stock #1992)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
T.L Tested. Circa 750 C.E., 21" high this monumental figure of Yang Guifei is the concubine over whom Emperor Xuanzong (712-756 C.E.) lost an empire. She changed the standard of beauty in China and brought rise to the fashion for "Fat Ladies. Traces of pigment remain on face and throughout body. In excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1293925 (stock #3098)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$500.00
Late 19th / Early 20th Century Sino Tibetan Wooden Figure of a Lama. Seated with hands folded on lap. Pleasing facial features, & wearing flowing robe. On reverse is cutout, void, possible to hold Buddhistic prayer. Chips on hat due to age & use. Otherwise in excellent condition. 9" high x 4 1/2" wide x 3" deep. Purchased in China during WWII. Ex: E. Rose collection, Florida. Lama is a title for a teacher of the Dharma in Tibetan Buddhism. The name is similar to the Sanskrit term guru...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1293912 (stock #3097)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$600.00
Late 19th / Early 20th Century Chinese Gilt Bronze of Zhen Wu. Seated with hand resting on knees. Barefoot and wearing flowing robes, long unbound hair and facial hair. Gilt has diminished on most of bronze as seen in images. Otherwise in excellent condition. 5 3/4" high x 3 3/4" wide x 1 3/4" deep. Purchased in China during WWII. Ex: E. Rose collection, Florida. Zhen Wu is one of the higher-ranking Taoist deities...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1183425 (stock #1876)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,000.00
SOLD SEPARATELY FOR $3,000: Two Early Ming dynasty Pottery Glazed Equestrian, Horse and Riders, China (1368 - 1644 C.E.) beautiful sancai glazed equestrians with attached heads, various personalities, all in good condition with some age wear. Loss of left foot on red rider, and loss of horses ear on green rider. Both approximately 9 1/2" high. The early Ming dynasty was a period of cultural restoration and expansion. The reestablishment of an indigenous Chinese ruling house led to the imposition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1353845 (stock #3203)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$22,000.00
Exquisite Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) Jade Horse in a recumbent position, head turned and ears pointed. Carved in jade of sea-green hue incorporating russet and brown tones and it measures 4 1/2" x 7 1/4" x 3 1/4". Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: R. Swetits collection, New Jersey. Finely carved mane and the face has a serene and confident expression communicated through the crisply-defined mouth, nostrils and eyes. A group of similar horses was exhibited in 1975 at the Victoria and Alber...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1191843 (stock #1963)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$10,000.00
Tang Dynasty Pottery Court Attendant, China (618 - 907 CE) T.L Tested for Authenticity. Well modeled court figure with helmet like coiffure pulled into topknot. Hand held together against chest while robes billow over side of belt. Traces of red and black pigment as well as white slip remain. 15" high and in excellent condition. Ex: Galerie Et Civilisations, France. Princeton University tells us Tang funerary ceramics are best known for figures of horses and camels, tomb guardians, court ladies,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1285314 (stock #3088)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,500.00
Late 18th / Early 19th Century Qing Dynasty Blanc de Chine Porcelain Guan Yin riding a Dragon, village of Dehua, Fujian Province China, ca. 1775 - 1825. With closed eyes and delicate curved fingers holding a ruyi (septre.) Wearing a beaded dress with right foot propped on knee. Dragon has pleasing, smilng face, beaded brows, and furry mane and tail. Intact and in excellent condition. 9" high x 6" wide x 4" deep. Guan Yin is the bodhisattva of compassion, revered by Buddhists as the Goddess of M...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1187191 (stock #1931)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
T.L test included for artifact. Tang dynasty Pottery Polo Player and rider in flowing robe bent at the waist to one side and head lowered while seated astride a horse depicted in full gallop. Traces of red, black, and cream pigments. Intact with some encrustation but in excellent condition. Circa 618 - 907 C.E., Artifact is 10 3/4" high and 11 1/2" front hoof to back hoof, and a total of 13" high on stand. According to Ollis & Oostermeijer in the Netherlands, it is generally regarded that the sp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1150723 (stock #1767)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$35,000.00
Magnificent Tang Dynasty Pottery Bactrian Camel & Foreign Rider worthy of any International Museum. China (618-907 A.D.) T.L. Tested for Authenticity. A monumental artifact that expresses great motion. The camel stands four square on a plinth has head raised and mouth open with his tail swinging. The foreign rider is very detailed with pointed cap and beard with one arm raised. A small amount of the original paint remains on the camel. This piece is in excellent condition and measures 28 inches ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1189777 (stock #1945)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Song Dynasty Limestone Head of a Buddhistic Monk, China (960 - 1279 CE.) Finely detailed thick white limestone facial section of a monk. Sensitive carved male head with wide nose, almond shaped eyes, thin lips, defined eyebrows and elongated ear lobes. Large chip on back of head where lobed off architectural structure, lose of one earlobe, minor chips due to age, but otherwise in very good condition. 13 1/4" high on custom stand, limestone head is 8" x 6" x 5 1/2". By the Tang dynasty, Buddhist ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1189781 (stock #1947)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Ming Dynasty finely carved stone head of Guan Yin, China (1368 - 1644 CE) Guan Yin is the goddess of Mercy and Compassion. Rounded face, lovely almond eyes and elongated ears, curled lips, hair in chignon surmounted by conical headdress. Ex: Angela Lamm collection, New York. In excellent condition. 12" high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1191856 (stock #1966)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$12,000.00
Song Dynasty Limestone Head of a Bodhisattva, China, ca. 960 - 1279 CE. Softly rounded face carved with delicate, crisply defined facial features framed by neat line of hair drawn into topknot. Urna consists of finely carved image of Buddha. China, 960 - 1279 C.E. Head us 12 1/2" and 18 1/2" high on custom stand. Loss of one earlobe, but otherwise in excellent condition. Bodhisattvas are enlightened beings who have put off entering paradise in order to help others attain enlightenment. There are...