sudanese shield in thick buffalo leather with a wood piece in the middle.See a lotuxan warrior on enlargement 6 taken in southern sudan in 1933
interesting nkanu mask with complete headress in leather over a wooden structure plus rafia,circa 1930/1940
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ex coll pierre sterkx (art teacher curator of belgium cultural center in Paris
Carved bone chessmen patterned after Nepalese and Indian royalty and their subjects make up this mid-20th century bone chess set from Nepal. Both kings wear elaborate costumes. One of them is carved with multiple mustachioed faces; the other is in hunting regalia with his long hair hanging down his back. The buxom queens have heavy brows and wear patterned head scarves. Knights are winged horses, rooks are elephants, bishops are camels, and pawns are long-haired attendants in uniform...
A very nice early 20th Century Chinese enamel copper hexagonal vase. Decorated with peaches and flowers on a yellow background. Unmarked. Excellent condition H: 7"
Beautiful Chinese red colored silk embroidery with flowers all hand made robe.
Condition: some small stains, It has some frayed at the bottom of edges. Otherwise in good condition.
Antique Mah Jong set, made of bone and bamboo backing. 1940s it never been opened before it still in the original wrapping and original case. In excellent condition. L:14"xW:9"xH:2-1/2"
This Chinese pipe is from the Miao Ethnic Minority group in the vicinity of Rong Jiang. My Miao friends insist that this pipe would have been used for smoking tobacco and not opium. Made from silver alloy, the stem design has the two dragons chasing the center pearl.
The pipe is in very good condition and is 19" long and it comes with its own custom made stand.
Enigmatic green and red florals capped by ascending butterflies alternate with bird images in the cathedral-like windows on the side of this large vessel by Kyoto artist Yamazaki Koyo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 13-1/2 inches (34 cm) tall and in fine condition, dating circa 1950. Koyo (1890-1979) studied under Kiyomizu Rokubei VI, and was displayed consistently in many National and Local Exhibitions...
Splashes of earthen color decorate the deep sides of this large open dish by Living National Treasure Tamura Koichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The bowl is 15-1/2 (39 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10.5 cm) tall. The box is worn but still sturdy, and the bowl is in perfect condition. Koichi graduated from the Tokyo University of Fine arts Where he later taught), and took up an apprenticeship under (later) Living National Treasure Tomimoto Kenkichi...
Vintage bamboo smoke pipe with silver engravings and trim. Size: approx. 15" long.
Vintage white smoke pipe with silver metal trim. Very unusual. Hand carved and hand made. Approx. 15" long.
Vintage bamboo smoke pipe with white stone trim. hand carved and hand made. Approx. 15" long. No two alike.
Vintage bamboo smoke pipe with silver metal trim. hand carved. Approx. 15" long. No two alike.
Vintage bamboo smoke pipe with silver metal trim. hand carved and hand made. Approx. 15" long.
Cloisonne Censer with Dragon, Phoenix, and Butterflies (Unsigned), circa 1930's
It is 3.5 inches (9 cm) tall by 4.5 inches (11.5 cm) wide. It weighs 1lb.
It is in good condition with no repairs, chips, bruises, or cracks except bent at the inner metal lip of the lid (as seen in the photos).
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A small late 1920s or early 1930s hand painted Clarice Cliff cream jug. Codition - there are losses to the painting but no chips,cracks or restoration...
A fine Chinese 19th or 20th Century Zitan wood box carved with figurines. Excellent condition. D:3" H:1-3/4".
Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858)
View of the Rapids of Awa no Naruto (between Shikoku and Awaji in the Inland Sea)
Size: A triptych of three oban prints measuring 15.25 x 10.25 inches each
Publisher: Originally Tsutaya. This is a 20th century recarving by Adachi, known for their strict adherence to traditional methods and materials. The Adachi seal appears on the verso.
Condition: Unframed. Pristine.