Large table top scholar's huanghuali chest with all it's original hardware. This is an early Ming piece as the huanghuali wood is quite thick. In later Ming pieces the wood was reduced in thickness as the huanghuali became scarcer. The hardware is typical early Ming. It is 100% original except for the inner tray that was probably added later. Size: L. 41.5cm. W. 24.6cm. H. 19.3cm. Condition: Normal ageing.
A beautiful and rare blackwood vanity chest. This is an unique piece and very large and quite heavy. It has all the original brass fittings and many drawers. There are many copies of this piece and this is the only original one I have come by in all the years I have been collecting. Age: Early 19th century. Size: L. 35cm. W. 25.8cm. H. 21cm. Condition: All original.
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A beautiful large blue & white charger painted in the style of early Yuan blue and white. The back of the charger has etched on it the name of a Temple that it once belonged to. Size: Diameter. 46.3 cm. W. 8.9cm. Condition: Perfect.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #603070 (stock #CARP-003)
A very large Temple carpet with five dragon of which four are chasing the elusive pearl. Size: 206 x 123 cm. Condition: No repairs.
A very rare and unusual seal of a mythical animal made of pottery. Age; Ten Kingdoms. Size: H. 5.2cm. W. 3.5 x 3.5cm. Condition: Some loss of the white slip and a chip on the horn.
A very unusual huanghuali scholar's container made of one solid piece of wood. There is no plug at the base. These types of designs are very desirable for collectors of huanghuali pieces. It probably had a lid. Age: 18th century. Size: H. 7cm. W. 11.7cm. Condition. No repairs. Some old minor chips on the rims.
A nice jade "bi" disk carved in the Han Dynasty style with dots and "c" scrolls. Color is a transparent light pale celadon. It shows up darker in the photos. Age:Late Ming. Size: Diameter.5.3cm. Condition. Some minor chips on the rim.
A lucky jade carved in the form of a lock. The front carved with a large peony and the back carved with the words for prosperity, good luck etc. Should be worn as a good luck pendent. Size: W. 5.8cm. H. 4cm. Condition. Perfect
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #579251 (stock #GLASS-005)
Two round and one boomerang shape ancient glass beads. Two round ones are a pale sea green and the larger one aqua blue. Size: Small: 1.8cm. Middle: 2.8cm. Large: 3.8cm. Condition: Perfect.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #578658 (stock #GLASS-003)
A very Large translucent pale blue-green glass earring from Southeast Asia, probably from Vietnam or Cambodia.The glass is in the form of a thick oval hoop that tapers at the ends. There is some soil encrustation on the ends from being buried. Size: Diameter 8cm. Condition: Perfect.
A blue glazed Song vase of unusual color for Song pieces. Size: H. 18.8cm. W. 15cm. Condition: No repairs
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #574114 (stock #HER-001)
One hundred herbs prayer bead bracelet from the boarder town between China and Tibet. These type of prayer bead is believed to be good for curing all types of sickness. The beads are made by compressing 100 herbs into a ball. There are 18 beads in all. Age: Pre 1920. Size: inside radius 7cm. It is stringed with a new stretch string to fit all. Condition: Very good for its age.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #573929 (stock #TIB-009)
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An important thangka depicting the succession of Dalai Lamas to the large one in the center of that period. The central image is surrounded by a host of guardian deities, bodhisattvas, asparas and symbolic animal figures. Size: L. 97cm. W. 72.7 cm. Inside measurement. Condition: No repairs, rips or tears on the painting. Some fraying of the silk, framing the artwork.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #573573 (stock #DG-002)
A pair of iron Tibetan Phurbu Daggers. The top of the handles have four expressive faces of very good workmanship crowned with human skulls.The handle has a double lotus and eternal knots on each end.Above the blades there is a makara. Size: L. 21.7cm each. Condition: No repairs. Nice patina
This is an official's seal for the Imperial Court for documents for minority people during the Tang Dynasty. Age:618 - 907 AD Size: 3.2 x 3.3cm. Condition: No repairs
A bronze seal belonging to a Han General. The impression represents the symbol for gold. Size: W. 2.4 x 2.4cm. H. 2.7cm. Condition: Nice patina.