An exceptional Gandharan stucco head from the Indus Valley, ca. 4th - 5th Century AD. This choice example is 3-1/2” high and portrays a Bodhisattva with elongated ears and pierced lobes, wearing an ornate, gem-studded headdress. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits and retaining traces of red pigment typical of the Hadda types. Mounted on stand.
Cf. Pal “Indian Sculpture”, page 221.
め / ME
Calligraphy of the aggregate of single Japanese hiragana letter of 'ME' which literally stands for 'eye', 'look', 'point of view', 'sprout', 'female', 'bastard', 'weight', 'experience', etc. Indian ink on such waste washi (Japanese paper), 2022, approx. 55 x 92cm (21.65 x 36.22in).
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江原盤 / GANGWONBAN
Simple and refined low rectangular wooden table made in Gangwon Province in the northeast Korea called 'Gangwonban' categorized into a type of 'Soban' as the traditional Korean wooden table for individual use,
early 20th century, approx. 45.5 x 34.5 x H 25.5cm (17.91 x 13.58 x 10.03in). Handy lightweight structure as easy carrying and storing. Some expected scratches and chips due to aging, but in generally good condition as is and stable....
This is the only ancient Korean mace ever offered for sale. The few existing examples are all in museums in Korea. It is from the Early Joseon Dynasty, 16th Century or earlier. Only Korea has this type of straight mace with a perfectly round head. And the head is made from iron insets just like the scales on Korean royal armor. 22 inches (46 cm) long, 3.5 inches (9 cm) wide.
A signed Royal Bayreuth miniature rose tapestry basket with pink and yellow roses. The basket is 3 3/4 inches tall.
花堂 / KADOU
Unique Japanese ikebana ceramic four-footed vase with the kanji sign of 'Kadou' (lit. Flower hall), Showa period, 20th century, approx. H 15.5 x 17 x 9.5cm (6.10 x 6.69 x 3.74in). All fixtures in the photos are not attached.
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Rare Chinese Ming Dynasty Enamelled Porcelain Box (Fish & Birds)
This rare enamelled large round porcelain box was made during the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty. The decoration features predominantly red and green enamels, with some black around the outline of the panels. The cover features a fish in red and green enamel in its centre surrounded by a wide band of green, then various lines in red, geometric patterns and three panels each containing a bird in flight. The lower ...
Rare Chinese Northern Song / Jin Dynasty Twin-Handled Jar
This rare and unusual jar was made at one of the northern kilns during the 11th - 13th century. It is coated both inside and out in a thick glaze that varies in colour from chocolate-brown to black. The glaze fall short of the base on both the inner and outer surfaces. The outer body is decorated with a fluted wall and lightly incised horizontal lines that surround the jar at its shoulder. On opposing sides to the rim are two sturdy l...
Rare Vietnamese 14th Century Apple-Green Glazed Stoneware Bowl
This rare stoneware bowl was made during the 14th century. It is coated in an apple-green glaze. Although not very clear, round the lower inner surface there appears to be a floral (?) pattern using a glaze-resisting method. There is an unglazed stacking band around the centre, the centre appearing the be coated in a thin yellowish wash. There are six decorative notches spread equidistant around the rim edge.
Diameter 16 cm (...
A Carder Steuben green jade and alabaster vase measuring 6 inches tall. The vase is shape 3285 and is unsigned. The raised foot is alabaster and the balance of the vase is green jade. The underside of the foot exhibits a broken pontil mark. There is no damage.
An unusual Art Nouveau cordial in the manner of Meyers Neff or Theriesenthal measuring 5 inches tall consisting of a colorless cup with red cameo overlay of petals or leaves. The cup is 2 3/8 inches in diameter at the top and sits on a bottle green stem and foot. The foot has swirled ribs and is 2 1/4 inches in diameter. There is no pontil mark and the unsigned piece has no damage.
HAMILLTON Pocket Watch Grade 917 size 10. Mint, original with Chain Circa: 1947. Produced in the late 1940s, 17 jewels, pendent set, adjusted 3 Positions, marked "HAMILTON U.S.A." Very clean running and accurate. The original snap back and bezel 10k yellow gold-filled case is marked HAMILTON and "Star Watch Case Co. R363909. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET OR BONDS. BUY HISTORIC AND COLLECTIBLE HARD ASSETS.
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Rare Chinese Western Han Dynasty Bronze Cauldron / Jar
This domestic bronze cooking vessel was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8) or possibly earlier. It has two handles on opposing sides of the shoulder. It is quite "heavily-cast" and the casting lines are quite pronounced, especially across the flat base. There is some corrosion, mostly to the base where it comprises mostly malachite (green) and azurite (blue). There are also black carbon deposits on the surface in places,...
Rare Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Dish with Painted Fish Pattern
This rare pottery dish, or shallow bowl, was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). Most known Han Dynasty pottery objects tend to be jars or figures with dishes and bowls being quite rare. This is quite a large dish with a diameter of 25 cm. It is made from a dark grey pottery, relatively highly-fired, having a distinct ring to it when tapped. The inner surface has been painted with a pattern featuring three fis...
しゃもじ / THREE LARGE RICE PADDLES
Wood, early-mid 20th century, Korea, approx. L 42-45.5 x W 10-13cm (16.53-17.91 x 3.93-5.11in), in such aesthetically well-used condition as is.
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弁当 / THREE BENTOS
Set of retro plastic Food samples (Food models or Fake foods) of typical Japanese Bento (Box lunch) composed of such grilled fishes (miso and koji/salt-pickled), various side dishes, and rice, Showa period, 20th century, Japan,
Each box: approx. 16.6 x 16.6 x 5cm (6.53 x 6.53 x 1.96in). Aged deterioration as is.
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A Rare Khmer Pre-Angkor Masterpiece: Standing Avalokiteshvara Figure, Gray Stone 8th Century
Standing in samabhanga with both arms broken, wearing vertically striated sampot secured by a decorated belt and knotted in the center.
With single fishtail-shaped flange falling to the front.
Naked upper body with well defined breasts and incised belly-button.
Estimate Value: $25 000 - $35 000
Height - 150 cm (59 In)
Provenance: Private collection, acquired late 1950s...
A beautiful whistling vessel from Peru, very likely from either the Moche or Chimu culture. It's made in very fine lightbrown clay, and with a small animal sitting on the vessel mouth.
Provenance: Private estate in Denmark, Hellerup.
Culture & Year: Moche or Chimú, 400 AD - 1470 AD
Condition: Very fine. Crack around the animal sitting on vessel.
Height: 19.6 cm
Width: 11.5 cm
Length: 23 cm