Actual Buddha looks to be very thickly cast silver and the base is hollow cast of a bronze alloy or a lower silver content alloy than the body. Unlike almost all of the other high silver content examples I have offered, this one has not been cleaned. It is common for this type to have the base made of lead, bronze, or some less precious metal than the Buddha itself.This is a type particular to Cambodia. Exquisite face.
Measurements: 4 7/8 inches tall, 6 5/8 inches on its custom base.
Nice face. Remains of original gilding throughout. No damage or loss except for usual surface wear. Originally had a separately cast Mandorla. Leans slightly to the left.
Measurements: 3.25 inches tall.
Antique silver gilt spoon, enameled decoration of Denmark’s coat of arms. Made by Marius Hammer of Bergen, Norway, c 1900. The famous Hammer workshop (1847-1927) produced exquisite enameled cutlery and jewelry for export to other countries. Maker’s mark MH and 830 S. Length "4 / 10 cm. Condition: fine.
Two sterling silver spoons, gilt and enameled in the Imperial Russian style so much in vogue around 1900. Early makers mark for David Andersen and S to both, 925 to one and Sterling to the other spoon. Length "3 ¾ / 9.5 and 9.7 cm. Condition: fine.
Japanese 6-Panel byobu folding screen, with painting of a flowering wheat field under the full moon. Hand-signed artist signature, with two red chops. The screen's paper hinges are done in gold gofun paper.
Dimensions: 150" L x 68" H
DESCRIPTION: Outstanding Japanese porcelain Imari charger, circa 1880, acquired in Brussels, Belgium. This charger is profusely painted in under-glazed blue, red, green and gilt with a central blue medallion of scrolls highlighted in gilt. Surrounding the medallion is a wide border of alternating cartouches enclosing pairs of birds with bamboo leaves, and flowers issuing from rockwork with butterfly. The reverse is painted with three sets of flowering blue branches...
Origin: ECUADOR/MANABI PROVINCE/ COASTAL REGION
AGE: Ca. 500 B.C. - 500 A.D.
SIZE: 4” IN HEIGHT BY 2 1/4” IN WIDTH
DESCRIPTION: A serene seated mother cradling her baby in her arms.
This is a universal and heartwarming theme seen in almost all New World Pre-Columbian Cultures. The base clay is a soft pale brown in color. She is wearing a mushroom shaped turban headdress and is attired in an ankle length skirt from the waist down...
The size of Ojime: 13/16” High x 5/8” Deep x 9/16” Wide. This is adorable Japanese Coral, Sango Carving Monkey with Peach. Monkey has happily sleeping with holding the peach on his hand. It is finely carved. The condition of Ojime is excellent, except noting. The tail of monkey has little chipped off. I can not tell whether it chipped off or originally that was or not. Because upper end has been sanded off. Either case it does not taking away the workmanship of this carved Monkey Ojime...
A very attractive e-karatsu chawan (tea bowl) dating from the beginning of the Edo period (1615-1868).
Kindly refer to pictures for details and condition and inquire if you have some questions.
The chawan is in very good condition, considering its age...
A Dojin licking Dango-treats dances in erratic dashes of soft wet lines and swift dark strokes of flying white on this vertical presentation by Edo period eccentric Doi Goga. Ink on paper it is 43 x 184.5 cm (17 x 72-1/2 inches) and has been completely remounted in dark silk with bone rollers. The creature clutches the raku-in stamp in his upper hand, the other stamps seem to follow his feet like footsteps. It comes enclosed in an age darkened wooden box...
Antique Chinese Tibetan Gilt Bronze Sculpture of Buddha Statue with Mark
measures approximately 13.75" height
Provenance: North American Estate Collection (bought by current owner in 1937)
A particularly fine and attractive Gold ring with a garnet stone, Roman 2nd. century AD.
A rather thick ring of very pure gold. The ring of an early Roman type and the stone is original to the ring.
Inner diameter: ca. 17 mm.
Weight: 5,33 grams.
Provenance: Private collection of M.G. Southern Germany and since 1950 in private collections.
A wonderful matching set of three Mace Heads of the rare claw-shaped type, Bactria, 2nd. millenium BC.
Bactrian bronze egg-shaped mace-heads with spiked sleeves or prongs, Late 2nd Millennium BC. The top of the weapons with narrow edge, the sleeves with small internal tangs for mounting them to a shaft.
Size: Max 6,2 cm. wide and 7,1 cm. high...
This superb piece is a Greek Mycenaean bronze dagger that dates to the LH III Period, circa 1400-1190 B.C. This complete example is approximately 4.9 inches long, by 1.3 inches wide at the lower tang shoulder, and has no repair/restoration. In addition, this piece has a beautiful dark green patina with some minute and spotty dark brown mineral deposits...
Antique Boston bowlback mandolin with inlay, by Bay State, Model, 2 1/2, with paper label of Charles A. Stromberg, Boston. Circa 1900. With original wooden box. Length - 22 1/2 inches. Nice, as-found condition.
Contains the most complex, skillful and intricate detail covering the entire body and the base. The bottom looks to have the original seal. The bottom plate patina is consistent with dating. It is very heavy, which is necessary due to all the metal used in casting. There are so many dragons with a great texture to their skin. Also, there are many cloud forms everywhere, each perfectly sculpted, cast, finished and gilded. No matter how long you look, you'll see new things...
From the Liao Dynasty. Made of bronze, with a very sweet face.
Measurements: 5.25 inches tall, 7 inches tall on its custom base
Two small Chinese porcelain plates, decorated with two four-clawed dragons chasing after the flaming pearl amidst clouds painted in overglaze blue. Base with stamped iron red four character mark "Tongzhi". Dating around 1900. Condition: one saucer with firing crack on base ending in a hairline (c. 6.5 cm long), the other one with a tiny flea bite to the foot rim (please see pict. 7 and 10). Dimension: diameter 14.7 cm, high: 2.8 cm.