Exquisite and very rare 15/16th Century AVA Disciple from Burma, holding an alms bowl, very gentle, calm and serene expression. Patina reveals some pigment remnants, sandstone of redish-brown-terracotta color.
Very good condition, Size: H. 90cm x W. 25cm x D. 20cm excluding Museum quality stand, weight: about 55 kilos (120 lbs.)
Spectacular and extremely rare Giant size antique Buddha Figure dressed in royal robes, lacquer intricately inlaid with inset flat glass/mirror mosaics backed with colored foil and further decorated with moulded relief work forming beautiful spirals. The Buddha seated in "bhumisparshamudra" (subduing Mara), his left hand rests palm upward, on his lap, and the right hand rests on his right knee, calling the Earth to witness. He has elongated earlobes to demonstrate his princely parentage and a ve...
Large and rare Laos wooden standing Buddha, with gilded gold.
Age: Laos, 18th Century
Measurement: Height 174 C.M. / Width 32 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. Please e-mail us for the shipping fee.
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 disc-shaped cast bronze gong with a central boss, coated with black lacquer and gilt decoration. Showing four Buddhist celestial beings, a pair praying "Thepanom" and two hybrid "Norasingha" creatures among the Thai flame motif "lai kranok". These elaborately decorated percussion instruments, once supported by a frame and hit with a mallet, were often presented as gifts for special occasions. Upside with two pierced suspension holes. Condition: traces of usage, lacquer losses especially at hit...
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 ...
With a height of 32 inches, this is a rare and impressive example of early 19th century Imari ware. Both the vase and stand are finely decorated in shades of blue, gold and orange.
Condition is excellent.
A Pair of Very Rare Chinese Yuan / Ming Dynasty Longquan Celadon Vases (Published / Exhibited: Ex. Helen D. Ling Collection)
This extremely rare pair of vases was made during the 14th - 16th century at the Longquan kilns in Zhejiang province. They are "heavily-potted" with elaborate moulded decoration covering the entire outer surfaces. On one side of each vase the decoration centres around the Chinese "shou" character (meaning longevity), whilst on the other side, the Chinese "fu" character...
This is an extremely rare and important Imperial Korean 15th/16th century Choson Dynasty iron brown decorated punchong pear-shaped vase. It was used for holding wine or decoration in the Korean palace during the Choson Dynasty. It was finely and spontaneously painted with two fish patterns in iron brown under the slip glaze. It is in perfect condition with original minor glaze flakes. Similar vases are in the British Museum and Musee Guimet, Paris. Dating: 15th century/16th century; Height: 11.5...
Extremely Rare Poupee (doll) from the Louis Vuitton Toy Shop. Made from a type of plastic (possibly celluloid) with delicate hand painted features, dressed in a detailed regional costume of Bretagne (Brittany). The costume appears to be of a style found in the area around Pont Aven. The face of the doll is of a mature woman not a child. The dolls wig appears to be of human hair and is in a pulled back style. The headdress is of stiffened lace, as is the wide collar of the dress. The dress itself...
Magnificent and rare AVA 3-Seasons Bronze Buddha subduing Mara with serene and calm
expression, downcast eyes. Has an exceptional aura and superb red/gold patina. Good condition, size: H. 78 cm x W. 47 cm. x D. 36 cm.
A fantastic, extremely rare and important Edo Period Daki Ningyo, with a fine
shibori outer kimono, and a red chirimen silk crepe inner kimono with a
fawn-spot pattern. Featuring a beautifully sensitive life-like face.
Looks wonderful in a seated or standing pose. All aspects of this Daki
Ningyo are of the finest quality. We are confident that you have never before seen one of this age and quality offered for sale. Height: 25 inches, 63.5 cm.
Late Bronze Age IIA-B ; c. 1450-1200 BC
An imitation of Mycenaean forms, this juglet is expertly carved for use as a container for perfume or other ointments. Comprised of a tapering body on a flatted base, the neck is flared and with a small handle carved from rim to shoulder.
In excellent and original condition. An extremely rare example.
A similar example can be found in the Metropolitan Museum, New York (Accession number 74.51.5085)
11.10 x 6.80 cm (4.37 x 2.68 inche...
A rare and very attractive Chinese seated Cloisonne Elephant which can be secretly used as a jar (perfect safe/hiding place for valuables!) 19th Century, very striking designs and unusual colors. Excellent workmanship. Condition: overall good. The head and ears are removable and the elephant can be ingeniously used as a jar with a lid, which is extremely rare, please see photographs (the lid can be put on the jar rim prior to mounting the head and ears to conceal the lid completely from view!)Si...
S.B. Champlin Company
1872 - 1934
A sharply angled, almost-triangular-plan 5-story brick industrial building, this was constructed by the S.B. Champlin Company (established 1872) to house its manufacturing of gold rings and gold-filled chains as well as provide rental space for other jewelry manufacturers, an own-and-rent practice then common in the jewelry industry and characteristic of neighboring contemporary buildings in the Jewelry District. The building was so successfu...
Excellent, elegant circa 1940s necklace by William Spratling, arguably the most important name in Mexican Silver. Heavy for it's size, this solid liquid silver necklace is constructed of hollow silver bars over seven silver chains of variying lengths. This design is understated, and extremely rare. The shortest chain measures just under 15" in length. The necklace is authentic and bears Spratling's circa 1940s stamp. Excellent vintage condition.
This large disk-shaped ritual object from central Asia - the Bactrian-Margiana Archaeological Complex - is made of marble. Dated in the 3rd to 2nd millennium century BC, it has a smooth, curved-in side, and the concave surface of the face is well-polished. The abstract vein pattern in the marble offers colours of pink-purple, beige, and grey. The use of this kind of object is still uncertain. Some believe these are purely ritual objects. Other theories suggest they might have also been used fo...
This is an extremely rare set of master die or Hobs used to create the dies for striking a coin to commemorate the Apollo 8 mission. These are from 1968 and are in good condition. One side has the seal of the United States of America while the other side has the names and busts of the astronauts, Anders, Borman and Lovell. Please email if you need any additional photos of information. This would be a great addition to any space or Apollo collection. Certainly one-of-a-kind. The coin face is 1.5...