A Zuni Polychromed Wood Kachina Group, depciting three Koyemsi, or Mud Heads, of classic articulated form and decoration, one, carrying Kianakwe Shikan’ona, White Kianakwe of the East on its back, dressed in a cloth manta, the white painted case mask with concentric bands in numerous colors with white dotted details, the other, carrying a bowl in his hand; possibly a depiction of the Kianakwe Ceremony. Heights: from 10" tp 13.75".
Circa 1880. Probably a representation of Tasap, the "Navajo Kachina", with broad, slightly convex body, decorated with a series of narrow vertical stripes in red against a white ground, small circles indicating breasts(?) and necklace above, and angular arms with splayed hands painted in yellow and traces of green, the large case mask in a similar shade of olive green, and with projecting downturned beak, exaggerated "pothook" eyes painted in black, a notched panel along the chin, and overhangin...
Zuni Grandmother kachina wearing animal-fur white hair, earrings, a woman's dress with belt, traditional Zuni leather moccasins, and articulated arms. Early 20th century. Dimensions: 16 1/2" tall
Probably a representation of Hahai-i Wu-uti, the "Kachina Mother", who appears as a principal actor in the "Water Serpent Ceremony", and at other dances, such as the "Niman Kachina Dance", of unusually large scale, standing on diminutive legs with arms bent and held to the front in typical dancing posture, wearing traditional black dress, woven sash with crisscrosses, and white manta draped over the right shoulder and at the front, her sculpted head with flattened facial plane, perpendicular nos...
Unusual mask with flat top, small forehead, relief pierced through eyes, protruding nose, open mouth showing pierced through teeth, short rounded chin. Wood, dark patina. Remnants of thin superimposed layers of polychrome pigments. Himalayan Region, early 19th century, probably earlier. Height: 10 1/4" (26 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand which enhances its strange beauty. Old accident at base of chin, some erosion and flaking, otherwise very good condition. Note: this pie...
Japanese Edo to Meiji period ten-sided polygon form Imari porcelain vase decorated in the kakiemon style in polychrome enamel and gilt highlights with a prominent flying phoenix bird on the front and three pawlonia leaf groupings extending around the circumference. Ten alternating geometric and stylized floral bands extend vertically up the sloping neck. An alternating scalloped band is above the foot. 19th century. Stands just over 10” high. Very good overall condition with minor typical...
An antique Satsuma figural group of a prone bull with a guardian. The bull with crackled cream ground, gilt noseguard and retaining rope and with polychrome painted and gilt backcover. The young man in a gilt and multicolor painted traditional Japanese garment resting on the animal while holding a book in his hand. 11.5" long, 6" high. An exceptional piece.
Condition: Flawless, ex-Christie's
Antandroy, figure or antanosy or mahafali (?) made of very hard and heavy rosewood: dalbergia madagascariensis slight sway in the position. beautiful patina Bertrand goy says in trying to attribute another madagascar statue :"Although the Malagasy origin of this statue is undeniable - as confirmed by the analysis of the wood it is carved from, Dalbergia Madagascariensis[ii], which is endemic to the main island - establishing its provenance more precisely can only be speculative. It is difficult,...
Indonesia, Bali, Buleleng, Singaraja, c. 1930
Silk, aniline dyes, weft ikat (endek)
An early graphic silk body-wrapper (anteng), woven in the Singaraja area in the regency of Buleleng in north Bali, with a fine polychrome weft ikat design. Its dynamic, continuous design of shimmering white lines radiating outwards from a central column of claret lozenges is made festive by accents in apple green, mango yellow and violet. Darker, overdyed aubergine provides...
SACRED HORSE WITH PHALLUS
Wooden sculpture of sacred horse as a refined votive offering from a certain wealthy old family in Niigata prefecture, Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912), approx. H 28 x 23 x 12cm (11.02 x 9.05 x 4.72in).
Its phallus stands for the pray for the prosperity of descendants. In such aged condition as is, with some stains and lacquer-peelings (*very easy to be peeled-off).
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Rustic and calm handmade lampshade made of bamboo and paper during the wartime (1941-45) in Japan. approx. H 25 x D 23-22cm (9.84 x 9.05-8.66in). In such aged surviving condition as is, with some stains and rips.
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Aged Japanese woodblock for printing horse picture called 'Umaita' (lit, 'Horse-board') deeply associated with the indigenous local religion in Tohoku region, Edo period, 19th century, approx. 9 x 6.5 x 1.8cm (3.54 x 2.55 x 0.70in).
Its "horse picture" is the offering to the fields as the ride for mountain deities or ancestral spirits when the rites and festivals. Old signs of its former owner's names at the backside.
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PAPIER-MACHE DOLLS BEFORE PAINTED
Scarce aged Japanese papier-mache Hina dolls before the process of painting, as the Minister of the Right and the Minister of the Left seated on the front row to guard the Emperor and Empress, Showa period, early-mid 20th century,
approx. H 20 x 15 x 8cm each (7.87 x 5.90 x 3.14in). In such aesthetically matured condition as is. Swords and arrows are removable and bases are fixed as the arrangement by its former owner in the l...
Old Korean wooden (pine) bowl used for containing grain or vegetable, early 20th century, approx. H 10 x D 28cm (3.93 x 11.02in).
Some expected scratches and cracks due to aging especially at inside center part, but a profound make as is.
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The master bowl is 9.75" and the 4 small bowls are 6". There are no chips or cracks in the glass. Thanks for looking.
an impressive christ 165cm high from leuven aera ,has been in an aarschot family sonce 3 generations
beard restorated on the left side,perizonium in two parts arms attached with iron bars
veins shown on arms ,protuding muscles on the body
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large christ (165 cm) from the region of louvauin. Was in a family of Aarschot since 3 generations. the perizonium is made in two parts and has a cord which attaches it. veins are shown on the arms and the limbs show protruding muscl...
The doll does not have a box, hat or certificate.
Dress has fading on sleeves, brown spotting on apron.
These are retired and no longer made.
Super naturally formed lava stone with completely no processing by human hands, from Iwate, Tohoku region, Japan, approx. 22 x 20 x H 18cm (8.66 x 7.87 x 7.08in). Besides as a sculpture by god's hands or a decorative suiseki stone by itself, appliable to various enjoyments such as a handled flower stand or incence burner or so on with imagination.
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