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...
A beautiful 19th C. Japanese bronze suiteki water dropper for writing in the shape of sun burst. In excellent condition. W:13cm $485
Red cut to clear Victorian scent bottle with gold tone hinged cap. Fits beautifully in a lady's hand, it measures 3.5 inches high.
A Chinese statue of a maiden holding a lotus flower and a fan, carved from celadon jade, fixed on a matching wooden base. Condition: fine, only lotus flower with few tiny rim frits. Dimension with wood stand: c. 22.3 cm high.
A fine Chinese trade miniature portrait, painted in oil colors on a rectangular ivory plaque. Depicting a traditionally dressed young Chinese Lady, the jewelry highlighted with gold and white drops. Framed in a 19th century daguerreotype case. Condition: a tiny color loss, not originally framed. Dimension: case: c. 11.8 cm x 9.4 cm.
A Chinese silver fan, gold plated and decorated with multicolour enamelled panels against a filigree ground .The guards are cast with scenes of figures, all sharp and crisp. The back of the fan is not neglected either; it is embellished with the same decoration, thus making it a visual joy from both sides. This exceptional and fantastic fan weighs 173 grams of high grade ( 92% tested ) silver, covered by high gauge gold. age; C. 1900. size: 22.5cm length of the sticks. condition; excellent, you...
This old Japanese Noh theater mask has the expressive face of an old man. The mask is carved from paulownia wood and dates to middle Edo period, around 1750. The patina is wonderful.
Mask measures approx 8 inches high and 6 inches wide
An impressive spouted vessel, made of bronze, adorned with elaborate relief of animals like frogs, fishes, crabs and Chinese influenced creatures like dragons and Buddhist lions. The movable handle with a crocodile. These kettle were used during festive or ritual occasions. Please refer to "Malay Brassware - A Guide to the Collections of the National Museum Singapore" and compare with object no. TM-1408-1, on the online collection database of the "National Museum of Ethnology" in Leiden, Netherl...
Antique Chinese silver fish set for 12 persons, with twelve forks and twelve knives. All handles with decoration of small Chinese figures among pagodas and a shield-shaped cartouche with monogram "S", the silver tines and blades engraved. Unmarked. Condition: traces of usage, tines partially little distorted, tips of seven blades chipped. Dimension: fork: length: c. 18.2 cm, knife: length: c. 21 cm. Total weight: 1110 g.
A peepal tree leaf finely painted in ink, colour and gold, depicting two Buddhist disciples in a landscape setting. Pasted on grey cardboard, with inscription in gold and red seal on the left side. Mounted in a lotus leaf shaped frame and base, carved from hardwood. Condition: lower left corner with a stain, some traces of usage. Dimension: total height: c. 25.8 cm, 19.3 cm wide, Bodhi leaf: c. 16 x 13 cm, weight: 352 g.
The ground textile is a dark woolen flannel "inlaid" with pieces of colored fabric and embroidered in silk yarn in different colors. The embroideries from Rasht in Gilan Province were made by professional male embroiderers. Cotton lining, silk fringes. Dimension: diameter (without fringes): 142 cm, fringes: c. 8.5 cm long. Condition: fine, little faded, minimally stained.
Fine Tibetan "damaru" (ritual drum), made of silver and leather. The silver part is in the form of two "kapala shaped" parts, separated by a central silver belt, decorated with several turquoise and coral inserts, to which the handle is attached. This silver part is lavishly decorated with an embossed relief design representing foliage and Buddhist symbols. The leather part is painted in green. Two cotton cords, ending in two small balls are also attached to the drum to strike it. The damaru da...
Unique 19th century sautoir, comprising a chain of alternating links of white and dyed red horsehair. Light and strong, this is very wearable. Accompanying note reads: “This necklace is very old made out of horse hair”. Excellent condition. Measures 45 1/2”.
Although not marked, this art glass piece bears the styling and quality of Victorian pieces made by the Stevens and Williams Ltd of England and in the 1870s under the direction of John Northwood (son Harry Northwood was a glass maker in America). The body is an oval pill-shaped translucent light turquoise glass with an open oval top that is bordered with a scalloped ribbon crest. At each narrow end is a small applique of amber glass. The piece is also supported with four pinched amber glass feet...
A Chinese silver goblet of monumental size and magnificent craftsmanship, the cup with a diameter of 12.8 cm is chased and embossed with a continuous scene of numerous foot soldiers, warriors on horesback and courtiers in pavilions- all against a dense background of trees, mountains and pagodas. The stem is applied with finely cast dragons, showing minute details of face and skin. This is a rare and singular example of Chinese silversmith's art in the 19th C, standing at a lofty height of 29 cm ...
Burmese wooden chest with angels design.
Age: Burma, Mandalay Period, 19th Century
Measurement of the chest: Height 63.5 C.M. / Width 111.5 C.M. / Thickness 67.5 C.M.
Measurement of the chest including the stand: Height 107.5 C.M. / Width 138 C.M. / Thickness 85 C.M.
Condition: Nice condition overall (some expected degradation due to its age). Please refer to the enlargement photos for more details.
Shipment: Worldwide shipping from Bangkok, Thailand at actual cost. P...
Very nice and delicate Huangyangmu (rosewood) pipe ornament of Sun Wukong wearing its helmet, eating the peach of immortality; promotion and longevity symbol.
Nice carving all around, beautiful patina ; 4 cms, beginning of 19th C. or before.
Antique Tibetan Thangka representing Four Hands CHENREZIG, Tibetan Buddha of Compassion, standing in a mountainous landscape and surrounded by deities including Taras.
Pigments on canvas. Very good condition. End of 19th C. 75 x 52 cms.