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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1174849 (stock #10682)
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Unusually large sculpture of Daruma, made of a large stone grown into a tree’s root section. This phenomenon is referred to as ishikui (eating stone), ishidake (holding stone) or ishikami (stone gods). Height: 25.5 inches; width at widest point: ca. 15 inches. Japan, 19th century.
Patina somewhat rubbed at top of the head and shoulders, due to handling, few nicks and chips, all in all very good condition.

Pieces like these are fairly rare and the height is usually around 12 inches. The stone is swallowed up by the tree, while it is growing. It is a phenomenon highly appreciated in bonsai, in which case the tree is manipulated into surrounding the stone. In large, this is a more natural occurrence, growing to look like a person wrapped in a garment, such as Kan’on and, less frequent, Daruma.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #883703 (stock #10560)
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Small bronze figure of a guardian or Lokapala. China, Tang dynasty.
H 3.4 inches (8.5 cm).
Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #358153 (stock #10208)
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Standing slender lady, dressed in long-sleeved garment, her hair kept in a wide roll in the neck. She holds her hands in her sleeves. Earthenware with red, dark gray and white pigments. Several old cracks and restored breaks, surface somewhat weathered, still elegant piece. Height 17 7/8 inches (46.8 cm). China, Han dynasty.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #330924 (stock #10086)
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Large stone head of a Buddha. Serene face with the eyes cast down, a small flat nose and a small, slightly pointed mouth. The ears with thick earlobes stand off the head. The hair is done in a conical shape. The plump, flat face with the small mouth and nose are typical for the Liao period (907 - 1125). On the ears and in the face traces of gilt lacquer. Also traces of a yellowish lacquer that may have served as a basis to apply the gold to. On the lips and on the ushnisha rests of red lacquer. Excellent condition. This must once have been a splendid piece. Mounted on base.
Height 14 inches, without the base.
Excellent condition.

Provenance:
Collection Ezekiel Schloss
Collection Richard Ravenal, NY
Carole Davenport, NY