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 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.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1492 item #1270752 (stock #AGR-041)
Nicely worked solid gold ring from the Angkor Wat period from Cambodia. Weight: 10.41 grams.
A Cizhou ceramic pillow with an ivory colored glaze which continues to a little above the base. The center of the headrest is painted fluidly with a floral spray in a brown iron pigment while a loose band of three freely incised lines encircle the flower. The base is left unglazed. Period: Song (10th Century) Size: Width = 23.5 cm (9-1/4 inches) Condition: No chips, cracks or repairs. Some loss of the glaze on both top edges.
A globular bodied vase painted in dark reddish brown on a white slip. The main body has three large sprays of flowers. A large brown band encircles the shoulder and below the floral sprays are several thin bands - some straight and some wavy. Typical of this type. Period: Song (10th - 11th Century) Size: Height 25 cm Width 20 cm.
A rare black and white Ching jade of a sleeping cat. Black and white jades are very rare and the carver uses the two colors to fit the carving making a beautiful black and white cat. It has a hole drilled at the tail and can be worn as a pendant. Size: L. 4.00cm, W. 2.5cm. Condition: No chips or repairs.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1492 item #1265796 (stock #BR(C)-001)
A bronze figure of a sturdy-bodied Garuda with his arms and wings spread outwards. Vishnu, with his traditional implements including a discus, conch and mala is balanced atop Garuda's left shoulder and upright tail...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1263155 (stock #AB-048)
A very rare well carved green stone crouching tiger with agate stones and gold beads from the same era made into a choker necklace. Age: 100 AD to 500 AD. Size: L. 5cm. W.2cm. Condition: No chips or repairs. Some natural inclusions on one side.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1260065 (stock #TIB-025)
An Old group of Bodhi wooden prayer beds made from the wood of the Bodhi tree where Buddha received his enlightenment. These beads were purchased in Lhasa many years ago. Condition: No repairs. Size: 42 cm.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1246946 (stock #AB-089)
A beautiful solid gold Pyu turtle pendant. The turtle represents longevity. Weight 18 grams. H:2.5cm W: 1.5cm.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1239920 (stock #AB-083)
A rare Black Pyu Chung bead with four white stripes made into a choker with Pyu gold pieces and small Pyu beads. Age: 500 to 1000 AD Size: L. 4cm. D.1.4cm
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1237260 (stock #TIB-024)
Mala Prayer beads from Lhasa with silver counters. I am not sure what the beads are made from but they are from Lhasa Tibet purchased over 15 years ago. Size: 50cm X 2.