The Pat'h headdress of Tibet is an extremely rare find.
The 'Y' shaped ornament was worn on the head to support an ornate hairstyle. Worn in Lhasa & the U-Tsang region. This Pat'h is adorned with large pieces of coral and turquoise. The main body contains larger pearls in the central rows and smaller pearls in the other rows...
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A finely crafted ceremonial belt from Bhutan
Red felted cloth with metal buckles and accents and leather fasteners
Six intricately crafted metal ornaments.
Items from Bhutan are not readily available commercially. The small community with its high contentment quotient rarely trades the wealth of its heirlooms for financial wealth. This is one of the few pieces that has come up for sale...
An extremely rare matching set of a drum table and five matching stools made of Jichi wood or "Chicken Wing Wood" with a very large one piece burl wood top on the table and stools with a bamboo design.
Bamboo carved furniture from very expensive wood is very rare as bamboo is a very inexpensive wood and to carve that bamboo design in the expensive wood is a sign of reverse snobbery reserved for the very rich at that time...
Complete ancient crystal (choker) necklace from the Pyu Dynasty, which is now Burma or Myanmar, with various carved beads and a large center bead. Age: 100 - 500 AD. Size: Length, 36cm.(14 inches)
Condition: Some staining from long burial
Luxurious 19th Century Korean Black-Lacquered Mother-of-Pearl Comb and Cosmetics Box (Bitjup). This fine example is larger than other lacquered comb boxes. It is 11.25 x 11.25 x 10 inches (28.5 x 28.5 x 25.5 cm)...
Double-sided plaque, depicting a male figure and a donkey? On the reverse, are two male figures. Ramesside, 19th Dynasty, 1292-1190 B.C. 5/8 inch long. Intact with intact suspension loop. From an old NYC scholarly collection.
The bandy-legged dwarf god, with leonine face and pointed ears, standing on an integral base, wearing the plumed crown, his right arm extended above, holding the sword against his plumed headdress, his left hand holding a snake. Ptolemaic to Roman Period, 100 B.C. - 100 A.D. 3 1/4 inches high. From an old New Jersey private collection, purchased in early 1980s. Bes was considered the patron of childbirth and the home, and was associated with sexuality, humor, music and dancing...
Heirloom piece of a Parsi (Zoroastrian) family
Quite likely used to keep sandalwood and other sacred items.
Material of the main body has not been tested and is most probably either Jadeite / Nephrite / Quartz
The interior is lined with a silver plate on the base and compartmented into 6 cells using silver walls...
This is a wonderfully preserved Japanese Edo Period (Late 18th / Early 19th centuries) Tosa School Monogatari-e (painted subjects depicting scenes from the life at the Imperial Court in Kyoto) Six-panel. Gold-leaf Folding Silk Screen Painting. It shows twelve scenes from chapters of the novel 'The Tale of Genji', set in two sections per screen. It measures 110 inches wide and 48 inches tall. The inside panels are 18 inches and the two outer panels are 19 inches wide...
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Standing Jizo Bosatsu, the hands bearing aloft a sacred jewel (Jp. hoju), figurally sculpted from a brick-hued igneous stone. Clearly dated on the back to the 11th year of the Kansei Era (1799), late-Edo Period. Minor old loss and desirable softening of the lines and contours overall. Variegated lichen accumulation.
Height: 37 cm
Width: 18 cm
Depth: 15.5 cm
Packaged weight: 14 kg.
Fine 19th Century Korean Inkstone Box constructed entirely of Luxurious Zelkova Wood with a gorgeous grain. A rare find. Below the inkstone compartment there is a larger compartment for holding what was called the scholar's four friends: brush, ink, paper, and inkstone. The inkstone box was a Korean scholar's most treasured item. This is a beautiful and fine example. Its simple, quiet beauty was perfect for the scholar's Confucian aesthetic, and will look great with any kind of decor...
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Quite a unique and impressive wooden head of doll similar to 'Shojo' in Noh play (as a man who is a heavy drinker and dances on waves),
made for 'Bunraku' or 'Joruri' or sort of local puppet show as probably, with the sculptor's's sign of 'Choun' as a 'Busshi' (sculptor of Buddhist images) of Chusonji temple in Iwate prefecture, Japan, around Edo period, 19th century.
Very refined carving and hollowed-out make as its light weight...
Dimensions: 13,2m x 23,9cm x 14,3cm (Hight x Width x Depth)
Material: Roulette Impressed Earthenware Pottery
Orgin: West-Central Africa (prob. Nigeria, Igbo)
Estimated Dating: 19th/20th Century
Superbly crafted large Water Pouring Vessel...
Chinese small monochrome porcelain vase with a dark purple underglaze. The body of the vase is rounded with tapered foot, tall slender neck with small opening. The foot is bare of glaze.
Dimensions: 3" x 3" x 5 1/4" H
A rare early (female) Buddhist Guardian Lion painted with unevenly distributed crackular overglaze turquoise enamel. This item was made in China in the 17th Century during the late Ming / early Qing period. Condition: very good - there are many small underglaze firing cracks; there is glaze loss to both eyes and there is 'kiln grit'(of the type commonly associated with late Ming "Kraak" export porcelain) to the base. No chips or external cracks and no repairs or restoration...