A miniature neolithic pottery jar with fishnet pattern and outlined in black separated by fields of X patterns. Attached to the rim are two lug handles. Age:Hongshan Culture, 2nd half to 3rd millennium BC. Size: H. 9cm. Rim Radius 9cm. Condition: No repairs. Few chips from age.
Liao Flask shaped like a leather prototype with a vertical spout and a loop handle on the other side, both rising from a tall ovoid body covered in a rich glossy amber glaze, stopping above the foot to reveal the buff stoneware. Size: 31.5 cm.high. Condition. No repairs. Normal kiln marks. Age: 10th Century
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A very rare an unique large aquamarine pendant from the Pyu period 100 to 500 AD. The gem has a hand drilled hole through the center to attach the gold rod. The surface of the gem has smooth carvings of a floral design on both sides. Condition: perfect. Size: 4.5cm
A very rare and beautifully carved blackwood table. The carvings represent good luck symbols with key fret designs,lingzhi fungus, floral, tendril, and coins. The front and the back are a mirror images of each other, and the two sides also have mirror image carvings on both ends. The legs are straight and not curved as seen in the wide angle photo. Size: L.116 cm W.40 cm H.84 cm. Condition: Small age crack. See photo.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1322511 (stock #TIG-001)
A rare ancient agate bead made for wearing as a pendent or necklace. These beads date back to over 2,000 years. They have some kind of tiger influence in their shape and stripes.. Size: 4.2cm X 2cm. Condition: No breaks.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1317084 (stock #TIB-011)
A very rare Tibetan cabinet with many animal figures,religious items and scenes. Size: H. 75.5cm. W. 47.8cm. D. 33.5cm Condition: Normal wear.No repairs.
A very rare Pyu micro gold lion. Unusual to see this animal from the Pyu Dynasty.According to Myanmar legends, lions are noted for their bravery and magnificence, thus considered as the best guardians for religious shrines and edifices. It is common to see statues of lions in front of, or around, the pagodas in Myanmar. Size: see last photo
A complete old Tibetan ladies purse made of Yak leather and inlaid with silver and gilt carvings with a center piece of Turquoise. The front has carvings of two fish (representing the beginning of life)and flower design. The back has a center tree design. There is a silver woven chain attached to the top for carrying. Age: Late 19 Century. Size: Leather purse. L. 12cm. W. 7cm. Overall length. 32cm. Condition. Very good.No repairs. Normal ageing.
A nicely carved natural amber snuff bottle with two birds on one side and a floral design on the other. Size: H. 4.9cm. W. 3.4cm. Condition: No repairs, cracks or chips.
A nicely made ancient gold ring with a pink ruby setting. Weight: 1.89 grams. Most probably a child's ring
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1305045 (stock #AGR-057)
A rare ancient gold ring with a natural brown stone. This ring is over 1,000 years old. Weight: 3.50 grams
A rare well made Pyu solid gold tiger. The tiger signifies strength for the Pyu people. This would make a beautiful pendant. Weight: 4.22 grams. Size: see last photo.
A sansai-glazed Tang Dynasty pottery tripod censer. Most sansai-glazed pottery include green and amber glazes - this vessel is glazed in blue and amber glazes. Blue sansai-glazed pottery is very rare since the blue color was made from cobalt imported from the Middle East and was very expensive at the time. Blue cobalt glazed sancai pieces go for much higher prices because of the preciousness of the ingredient and how scarcely it was used...
A bentwood bamboo bracelet with a silver work band of a floral design. The two knots in the bamboo have carved stylized dragons. Age: Early 1900's. Size: Diameter. Inside 7.3cm. Outside 8.8cm. Condition: Very good.No repairs.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1837 VR item #1289459 (stock #TIB-005)
A lacquered wood manuscript cover with the rectangular panel carved with scrolling foliate tendrils with a carved vase in the center. Age: 18th Century. Size: L. 37cm. H.14cm. Condition: Normal ageing with and old chip on the left edge and age crack on the right side.
A rare carved jade of an old man with a beard. Half of the jade on top is translucent and the bottom bottom half opaque. It is from the Hunan culture which was absorbed by the Han as their control spread over the whole of China. Size: H. 3.8cm. W. 1.3cm. See last three photos.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #1284515 (stock #CHOP-015)
A rare and unusual bronze seal written in the ancient Tibetan language. Size: 2.9 x 2.6cm Condition: Nice patina. The finial has a piece missing.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1282047 (stock #TBP-013)
Two Tibetan bone carvings of dancing Dakinis from a ceremonial bone apron. One Dakini carries a chopper, kapala (skull cup) and a skull scepter; the other holds a kapala in her left hand. Both have large scrolling swirls carved above and below them. The backs have numerous holes for stringing. The bone is probably from a Yak. Period: 18th/19th Century. Size: 16cm & 17cm. W. Both 4cm. Condition: No repairs. cracks or chips.