The Bodhisattva Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1343535
The Bodhisattva Collection
$1,250.00
From our Southeast Asian Collection, a good carved, gilded, and painted Monk, 19th century, either Burmese or Thai in origin. Of tall slender form, rustically carved, it's a charming and peaceful rendition of a monk carrying an alms bowl, which is a very quintessential image in Southeast Asian iconography.

Size and Condition: 21 inches tall, fine condition with just some light rubbing to the paint and gilding.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1910 item #1272481
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Japanese Collection, a superb Kinkozan satsuma vase, Meiji Period 1868-1912, featuring two different panels of elegant ladies, children, and birds in flight, all reserved against landscapes of flowing wisteria, separated by panels of gilt-painted cobalt blue. The vase is fairly large in height at 9 1/2 inches tall, though it's width is of slender ovoid shape...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1920 item #1246777
The Bodhisattva Collection
(Please see important announcement below)
DUE TO RECENTLY ANNOUNCED CHANGES, AND FURTHER PROPOSED CHANGES THAT HAVE NOT YET BEEN FULLY IMPLEMENTED OR PROMULGATED BY THE US GOVERNMENT, IT IS NOT CLEAR TO US AND MOST ANTIQUE IVORY DEALERS, EXACTLY WHERE (WHAT JURISDICTIONS), TO WHOM, UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES, AND WHAT TYPE OF NEW PERMITS MIGHT BE REQUIRED FOR US TO CONTINUE MARKETING ANY OF OUR ANTIQUE IVORY PIECES FOR SALE...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1204650
The Bodhisattva Collection
$3,500.00
From our Southeast Asia Collection, a very good 18th century gilded bronze Thai buddha, seated in bhumisparsa mudra, gilded lacquer over bronze with interesting glass inserts to the base, and all the indicia of legitimate age and genuineness.

Size and Condition: 13 inches tall, 8 1/2 inches wide. There is obvious age-related wear to the gilding and some lacquer has flaked off in a few random places, but in small amounts...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1202845
The Bodhisattva Collection
$3,995.00
From our Southeast Asia Collection, a large and well-carved image of the Burmese monk Mogallana, 19th century. The carving is rendered in gilding and black lacquer over carved hardwood, with shell inserts for the eyes, typical for the better quality Mandalay era pieces. Overall, the piece is very nicely executed with good expressiveness and presence, making it very suitable for part of a shrine ensemble, or simply for display as a centerpiece on its own...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1189052
The Bodhisattva Collection
$3,500.00
(AT CUSTOMER REQUEST, WE ARE POSTING A NEW SERIES OF HIGHER QUALITY PHOTOS HERE OF THIS PIECE, AND IN A DIFFERENT LIGHTING ENVIRONMENT...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1182851
The Bodhisattva Collection
$3,500.00
From our Chinese Monochrome Collection, a fine carved jade image of Guanyin, late 19th- early 20th century, depicting the deity with a wonderful serene expression in a variation of Royal Ease mudra while sitting upon a rockwork base, and cradling a ruyi sceptre in her right arm. The jade is of pale olive tone with russet colored highlights and is rather substantial in heft, weighing almost 1.4 pounds.

Size and Condition: 5 inches tall, 4 1/4 inches wide, 1 1/2 inches thick...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1180047
The Bodhisattva Collection
$37,500.00
These are photos of the last two panels comprising this magnificent eight-panel gilt lacquer export screen. These are panels number seven and eight that would continue off to the right of the six panels already photographed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1178526
The Bodhisattva Collection
$37,500.00
From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a magnificent eight-panel gilt lacquer export screen, 19th century, exquisitely painted in finely detailed gilding on a black lacquer ground, depicting a wide array of festive scenes with figures in elaborate garden pavilions and riverside pagodas, with rolling mountains and hills in the distance, all set inside a floral and key-fret scroll border...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1178359
The Bodhisattva Collection
$37,500.00
From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a magnificent eight-panel gilt lacquer export screen, 19th century, exquisitely painted in finely detailed gilding on a black lacquer ground, depicting a wide array of festive scenes with figures in elaborate garden pavilions and riverside pagodas, with rolling mountains and hills in the distance, all set inside a floral and key-fret scroll border...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1174396
The Bodhisattva Collection
Price on Request
From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a large gilt copper alloy and lacquered repousse figure of Vajrapani, 18th century, standing pratyalidhasana with a ferocious expression on a repousse and chased lotus throne, left hand in tarjani mudra and his right hand raised above his five-leaf crowned head. The figure is clothed in flowing robes open at the chest to reveal ornamental body jewelry and jeweled necklaces...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1165792
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a good famille rose barber's bowl, Yongzheng Period (1723-1735), nicely executed in floral sprig pattern using lively and well-preserved famille rose enamels in rose, blue, aubergine, yellow, green, orange, and opaque white. Dressed on the rim edge with Batavia Brown / iron oxide finish typical for the period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1165629
The Bodhisattva Collection
$1,995.00
From our Southeast Asia Collection, a fine and large late 19th / early 20th century silver thread ceremonial shoulder cloth, or kain selendag songket, from the Minangkabau people of Sumatra, Indonesia, circa 1890-1920, executed using heavy gauge silver thread intricately woven into floral and geometric motifs on a red silk backing...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1164240
The Bodhisattva Collection
$2,995.00
From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a very fine Peking carpet, North China circa 1890-1920. This particular example features a large open golden orange field, which varies wonderfully in intensity of color throughout the pile. It's sparsely but elegantly decorated in restrained Chinese taste, using only leafy vines set against the open field, and bordered with a rich and still quite vibrant inky blue / navy blue outer border...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1163148
The Bodhisattva Collection
$2,995.00
From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a very fine Peking carpet, North China circa 1900-1920. This fine example features a mustard yellow main field decorated with floral sprays, flying birds, flower vases and Buddhist emblems, all well-executed in varying shades of blue, purple, light green, gray and beige...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1163144
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a very finely painted "Tea Production Plate," early Qianlong Period circa 1740, depicting one of the stages in the cultivation of tea. Derived from an armorial service pattern originally made for an aristocratic Dutch family named Snoek sometime between 1736 and 1738, this plate with its rare "shell and cornucopia border," later became part of a series depicting the 24 stages in the cultivation and marketing of tea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1140208
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a very fine Kangxi (1662-1722) Mark and Period porcelain dish depicting an elegant lady being attended to by her servant. Cross-hatched motifs decorate the border, along with four vignettes of peaches signifying longevity...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1136323
The Bodhisattva Collection
$3,250.00
From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a large Qianlong Period (1736-1795) leaf-shaped platter in the so-called "Two Quail Pattern," featuring an elegant Lady and Gentleman exchanging flirtatious glances in a treed pastoral setting with two quail milling about in the foreground...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Kashmir : Pre 1900 item #1128069
The Bodhisattva Collection
Price on Request
From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a good Kashmiri silver surahi (water flask), 19th century, of compressed globular base with elongated neck and attached stopper secured by linked silver chain, well-decorated with chased vegetal and floral designs typical for Kashmiri silversmithing of this period. Overall a very attractive example with elegant proportions and good presence.

Size and Condition: 9 1/2 inches tall, 5 1/2 inches in diameter at its widest point on base. Excellent co...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1920 item #1124292
The Bodhisattva Collection
(Please see important announcement below)
DUE TO RECENTLY ANNOUNCED CHANGES, AND FURTHER PROPOSED CHANGES THAT HAVE NOT YET BEEN FULLY IMPLEMENTED OR PROMULGATED BY THE US GOVERNMENT, IT IS NOT CLEAR TO US AND MOST ANTIQUE IVORY DEALERS, EXACTLY WHERE (WHAT JURISDICTIONS), TO WHOM, UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES, AND WHAT TYPE OF NEW PERMITS MIGHT BE REQUIRED FOR US TO CONTINUE MARKETING ANY OF OUR ANTIQUE IVORY PIECES FOR SALE. PLEASE CHECK BACK WITH US IN JULY OR AUGUST AFTER THE NEW RULES AND GUIDELINES ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN MORE FUL...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1123042
The Bodhisattva Collection
Price on Request
From our Chinese Monochrome Collection, a very fine late 18th century / early 19th century carved cinnabar lacquer vase of compressed baluster form. The vase sits upon a splayed foot with a trumpet form neck containing reserves of floral springs atop a collar of wave motifs. Below this there are two separate scenes contained within trapezoidal shaped cartouches framed by ruyi head motifs:

In the main scene, we see the famous Jin Dynasty calligrapher Wang Xizhi (303 AD - 361 AD) sittin...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1113226
The Bodhisattva Collection
$1,950.00
From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a good Kangxi Period (1662-1722) flower basket plate executed in soft famille verte enamels. The flower basket motif is generally associated with symbolizing longevity and abundance, but sometimes its association with one of the most enigmatic and eccentric of the Eight Immortals, Lan Caihe, is overlooked. Lan Caihe was actually the patron saint of florists whose distinguishing attribute is the flower basket. But since so many of the legends and fables ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1110700
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a very fine Yongzheng (1723 -1735) Mark and Period Dragon Dish of shallow saucer form, depicting an animated dragon clutching a flaming pearl in its right claw while its winding body wraps around the dish and extends onto the reverse, all set against a backdrop of cloud motifs. The entire composition is extremely well-executed in a rich deep blue. The Yongzheng six character mark is contained within double circles and is of the period. The mark is slig...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1109288
The Bodhisattva Collection
$1,995.00
From our Southeast Asia Collection, a fine and complete Burmese Kammavaca Manuscript, late 19th - early 20th century, containing all 16 leaves and the original teak wood covers.

Kammavaca manuscripts are a quintessentially Burmese artifact that reflect the general reverence afforded to the monastic system in that country. To Western eyes, they are usually just highly decorative ethnic handicrafts from an isolated and exotic culture. But to the Burmese, they are a rather important and quit...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Kashmir : Pre 1900 item #1105434
The Bodhisattva Collection
Price on Request
From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a stunningly beautiful 19th century Khavakend-influenced Kashmiri silver teapot of bulbous teardrop form, finely chased in the rosette pattern with paisley and chinar motifs. This extremely fine teapot sits atop a flat rounded base with an avian-form handle, beak-form spout, and a dome-shaped hinged lid. Though the workmanship of this piece is clearly Kashmiri, the overall aesthetic is heavily influenced by the architectural motifs and artistic iconograp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1104172
The Bodhisattva Collection
Price on Request
An elegant and highly stylized zun-shaped lacquered bronze vase, either Chinese Late Ming Period (1600's) or Japanese Early Edo Period (1600's). This very interesting and attractive piece with its splayed footed base, angular shoulder, and trumpet-shaped mouth that resembles opened floral petals when viewed from the interior, was most likely intended as a flower vase itself, but its intended purpose is no more certain than its actual country of origin. Indeed, despite its presentation of a figur...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1099236
The Bodhisattva Collection
Price on Request
From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a very fine, large, and rare late Shunzhi / early Kangxi porcelain charger circa 1645-1665. This charger is well-painted in a rich blue featuring symmetrically arranged peony sprays within a six-pointed star-shaped central medallion, surrounded on the cavetto with a continuous ring of ruyi head motifs. The reverse features an uncommon double footrim along with Buddhist symbols on the outer border. Interestingly, "chatter marks," (radial lines around t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1096953
The Bodhisattva Collection
$3,500.00
From our Southeast Asia Collection, a fine gilt bronze Thai Reliquary, 19th century Rattanakosin Period (Thailand), consisting of a two-tiered bronze structure that houses a hollowed compartment for storing relics, with each tier elegantly cast with Buddha images in various poses and mudras. On the bottom tier, these include four Reclining Buddhas, four Standing Buddhas, and four Cambodian-influenced Cobra-Hooded Buddhas. On the top tier, four Sitting Buddhas are situated within open windows f...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1089066
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a very fine Kangxi Period (1662-1722) porcelain plate with flower basket motif, the border executed with cash diaper design interspersed with four vignettes of floral sprigs. This piece is export ware but still arguably "Chinese taste" given the understated elegance and restraint from over-decoration. The genius of its appeal is in the wonderful balance between the painted areas and the areas of unpainted white reserve, which provide lovely contrast to...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1081083
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Southeast Asia Collection, a very large and fine Burmese Standing Buddha, late 19th century, constructed of carved and gilded hardwood depicting Buddha in a classic Mandalay School rendering which features a broad oval face, downward gazing eyes, elongated earlobes that touch the shoulders, a glass inset fillet band around the forehead, a dome-shaped ushnisha on the top of Buddha's head, and perhaps most characteristic of this particular style, is an elaborately carved robe with ornamen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1068297
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a fine Rose-Verte porcelain dish, Yongzheng Period (1723-1735), well-painted in the center depicting an elegant lady, a young boy, and a deer carrying peaches on its back signifying longevity. Bordered on the cavetto with floral sprays, and dressed on the rim with iron oxide.

Rose-Verte is a less commonly encountered version of the Famille Rose and Famille Verte palettes. It is often loosely grouped into the Famille Rose category, but is actu...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1066620
The Bodhisattva Collection
$2,200.00
From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a fine Famille Verte porcelain dish, Kangxi Period (1662-1722), well-painted with a figural scene of three people, two of which occupy an outdoor pavilion while a third looks on from the inside. Floral sprays, butterflies, and twin-fish are represented in the cavetto, while the border is executed in classic piecrust form.

While Kangxi era plates of this style and shape are by no means uncommon, this particular example was selected for the excell...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1064109
The Bodhisattva Collection
$2,995.00
From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a very fine Qing Dynasty barber's bowl, Yongzheng Period (1723-1735), beautifully painted in soft famille rose enamels, depicting two elegant ladies in a fenced garden setting alongside a flowering tree with birds overhead. Floral sprays are on the outer rim and on the reverse. Batavia brown / iron oxide dressing to the rim edges.

Overall, this is an especially fine and decorative example, much better painted than most such pieces typically enco...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1047202
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Southeast Asia Collection, a fine and complete Burmese Kammavaca Manuscript, late 19th - early 20th century, containing all 16 leaves and the original teak wood covers.

Kammavaca manuscripts are a quintessentially Burmese artifact that reflect the general reverence afforded to the monastic system in that country. To Western eyes, they are usually just highly decorative ethnic handicrafts from an isolated and exotic culture. But to the Burmese, they are a rather important and quit...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1047200
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Southeast Asia Collection, a fine and large pair of ornamental bronze Burmese gongsmen, early 20th century, crisply cast depicting two gongsmen carrying a large circular gong known as a "maung" suspended beneath a pole. During Burma's Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885), official announcements were made to the townspeople by a King's Representative accompanied by two gongsmen, who would customarily alert the town to their announcement by striking the maung. Later, in the subsequent era ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1045062
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Japanese Collection, a good Meiji Period (1868-1912) imari lobed dish, executed in traditional palette using iron red, orange, blue, green, and gilt on a white porcelain body, depicting a stylized chrysanthemum head motif in the center well, along with dragon, phoenix, and floral motifs in the border reserves. An unpretentious but well-made traditional example.

Size and Condition: 8 3/8 inches in diameter. Some light wear to gilding in the center, heavier wear to the gilding ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1041297
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Japanese Collection, a superb and large satsuma lidded jar / tea caddy by Ryozan, Meiji Period 1868-1912, stunningly executed with exceptional fineness depicting two cartouches of people gathering, alternating with two cartouches of ducks and birds in nature scenes, all separated and framed by intricate brocaded reserves of floral motifs using wonderful color variation and extensive gilt.

Size and Condition: A relatively large caddy at 7 1/4 inches tall, 6 1/8 inches wide.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1039728
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Southeast Asia Collection, a fine and large Thai Rattanakosin bronze Buddha, early-to-middle 19th century, depicting Buddha with both hands raised shoulder level with palms forward in Ham Samut mudra, also known as "Calming the Waters" or "Calming the Ocean" mudra. Buddha is wearing regal attire here with traditional tall crown and body jewelry that is elaborately inset with lacquer and glass adornments. Gilding retention is relatively high on this example. Buddha's crown is removable...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1039526
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Southeast Asia Collection, a fine and rare Burmese dry lacquer Buddha, 19th century or earlier, exquisitely modeled with a beautifully serene meditative visage that is quintessentially Shan Burmese in form, featuring a broad sweeping forehead framed by a glass mosaic adorned fillet band, high-set eyebrows, a sharply linear nose with flared nostrils, a small mouth with thin lips gently curved upward into a half smile, three neck creases, and characteristically elongated earlobes that ext...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1037766
The Bodhisattva Collection
Price on Request
From our Japanese Collection, a published and very fine satsuma charger, Meiji Period (1868-1912), most likely between 1870-1880, depicting Kannon the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion surrounded by deities and adorants, executed in typical satsuma palette but with an especially rich, heavy, and quite skilful gold application. Signed Hodada.

Published in "Imari, Satsuma, and other Japanese Export Ceramics" by Nancy Schiffer, page 151, copyright 1997.

Size and Condition: 12 3/8 inch...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1036312
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Japanese Collection, a large and very regal pair of imari vases, Meiji Period 1868-1912, beautifully executed in traditional palette of iron red, orange, blue, and gilt on a white porcelain body, with kiln marks to the base.

Size and Condition: 12 1/4 inches tall, 6 1/2 inches wide. Some light rubbing to the gilt in places commensurate with age and handling, but essentially perfect condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1900 item #1034781
The Bodhisattva Collection
$1,550.00
From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a fine 19th century brass surahi (water flask) paired with a large Kashmiri flashed-silver over lacquered-brass undertray, also 19th century. These two pieces were not originally part of a formal set, but we find that they make for an attractive and logical pairing. The surahi is of traditional form with large bulbous body, splayed foot, and long tapering neck. There are six individual cartouches of animated people and animals crafted into the lower bod...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1033398
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Southeast Asia Collection, a large and classic 19th century Burmese Hsun-ok from Pagan, of well- known and documented form, constructed of wood that is first lacquered in black, and then covered in successive layers of cinnabar-colored lacquer called hinthabada. Over time, through use and handling, the cinnabar lacquer wears off to reveal the black lacquer base underneath. The negoro effect here is not as pronounced on this piece as it is on our other recently posted hsun-ok (see item ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1033391
The Bodhisattva Collection
$850.00
From our Southeast Asia Collection, a large and classic 19th century Burmese Hsun-ok from Pagan, of well- known and documented form, constructed of wood that is first lacquered in black, and then covered in successive layers of cinnabar-colored lacquer called hinthabada. Over time, through use and handling, the cinnabar lacquer wears off to reveal the black lacquer base underneath as seen on this example, in an effect likened to the negoro effect seen in Japanese lacquerware.

These old,...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1014478
The Bodhisattva Collection
Price on Request
From our Japanese Collection, a fine and large eight-sided imari charger, Meiji Period 1868-1912, depicting a flower basket beautifully executed in traditional palette of iron red, orange, blue, and gilt on a white porcelain body, and as a lovely extra on this particular piece, the addition of Kakiemon-style greenish turquoise enamel highlights in the corners and tastefully interspersed throughout the design. Floral and cloud motifs appear on the reverse, along with 6 spur marks from the kiln s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1013309
The Bodhisattva Collection
$3,500.00
From our Early Chinese Collection, a fine and large Ming Dynasty lead-glazed pottery ridge (roof) tile, 15th-16th century, Hongzhi through Jiajing Period (1488-1566), depicting a guardian-demon ferociously modeled with bulging eyes, protruding fangs, pointed horns, thick musculature, and standing in defensive posture astride a cloud-swirl with fists clenched around what would have been a weapon made of wood or iron, now since rotted away and lost to time. This cloud-swirl between the demon and t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1011473
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Early Chinese Collection, a very fine Ming bronze of Guanyin, 16th-17th century, crisply cast with a wonderfully serene countenance, a tiered and pierced diadem (crown), urna on the forehead signifying divine sight, body jewelry, and seated with right hand in verada mudra upon a double lotus base. This piece has developed a nice deep brown / dark gray patina with several areas of greenish verdigris suggesting high copper content to the bronze. We think this piece compares well with tw...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1009495
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, an absolutely superb Kangxi Mark and Period Charger, 1662-1722, depicting an elegant lady in a garden pavilion tending to a lit censer while her servant stands adjacent with a ruyi-shaped fan. An egret flies overhead and two rabbits sit in the foreground beneath a banana leaf plant. On the outer rim, there are four cartouches of other elegant ladies interspersed with four cartouches of flowering plants, all separated by key fret reserves. The reverse d...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1008026
The Bodhisattva Collection
$450.00
From our Shipwreck Ceramics Collection, a charming blanc de chine Guanyin from the Vung Tau Shipwreck circa 1690-1700 (Kangxi Period), one of only 30 ever recovered from this wreck and in this sense quite rare. The Vung Tau Shipwreck refers to a cargo ship of Chinese ceramics that sank in the waters of the Can Doa Islands, nearby to Vung Tao Vietnam between 1690 and 1700, where it had briefly stopped to re-supply on its way to Batavia (Jakarta Indonesia). The wreck, which consisted mostly of ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #993895
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a stunning and large Chinese lacquered jumu cabinet, mid to late 19th century, featuring exquisitely painted birds and floral motifs on a rockwork base, executed in gilt and subtle polychromes that are contrasted against a rich red lacquer ground. The outer frame features medallions of split tail sea dragons, auspicious symbols, and textile motifs, while the sides feature depictions of stylized floral motifs. The interior has 2 levels along with a hidden...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1910 item #985911
The Bodhisattva Collection
Price on Request
From our Japanese Collection, a very fine satsuma vase, Meiji Period (1868-1912), most likely circa 1900 -1910, marvelously potted in an unusual but very elegant flared trumpet shape exhibiting definite Art Nouveau Period influences, and yet decorated in what would be considered restrained Japanese taste with simple and classic floral motifs. Signed Kizan with a Satsuma Kiln mark.

For collectors with a genuine appreciation for art history, this piece is a wonderful example of the blend of...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #979499
The Bodhisattva Collection
$2,500.00
From our Southeast Asia Collection, a fine and large late 19th / early 20th century gold thread ceremonial shoulder cloth, or kain selendag songket, from the Minangkabau people of Sumatra, Indonesia, circa 1890-1920, executed using heavy gauge gold thread intricately woven into floral and geometric motifs on a red silk backing. The processes for creating and spinning the gold thread and weaving the design motifs are excruciatingly time consuming, thus this technique is generally reserved for pi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #976035
The Bodhisattva Collection
$995.00
From our Chinese Monochrome Collection, a fine and large lacquered carved wood stand, late 19th - early 20th century, elegantly constructed with four chilong / serpentine legs and carved with floral motifs.

Size and Condition: 30 inches tall, 22 inches across the widest span of the legs, 15 inches in diameter for the circular top. There is some minor scuffing to the wood and lacquer, but this is all commensurate with age and use and the stand is in excellent overall condition with no re...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #974140
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Japanese Collection, a truly superb satsuma vase, Meiji period (1868-1912), of robust globular form, depicting seven separate circular reserves of figures set against a most unusual and very appealing variegated ground that morphs from emerald green, to celadon, to cream, and finally to brown, all heavily overlaid with a rich brocade of chrysanthemum heads and other floral and geometric motifs executed in gilt. The neck has a heavily gilded deep red ground which sets it off very nicely...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #970572
The Bodhisattva Collection
$795.00
From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, an unusually fine and early Qianlong Period (1736-1795) Nanking meat platter, depicting a willow tree and scholar's table objects amidst a flowered outcropping as the central design, surrounded by an elaborate border of butterflies, buddhist symbols, scrolls, and floral motifs.

Like our similarly shaped Qianlong Period Tureen Base Item # 959327 (Sold), this piece is top quality in terms of "Nanking Ware" (not to be confused with Nanking Cargo Sh...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #968775
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a very fine and well-painted Kangxi Period (1662-1722) porcelain dish with apocryphal Chenghua Period mark, depicting two elegant ladies looking out over a terrace with banana leaf plants and trees. Cross-hatched motifs decorate the border along with four vignettes of peaches signifying longevity. The reverse is decorated with stylized mountains on the outer rim, and a six character apocryphal Chengua Period mark is contained within double circles in ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Inlay Work : Pre 1900 item #968773
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Southeast Asia Collection, a large and absolutely stunning masterpiece of Annamese mother of pearl inlay work, 19th Century, Nguyen Dynasty Vietnam, depicting exquisitely rendered butterflies, flowers, crustaceans, scrolls, and geometric designs in superb quality mother of pearl inlaid against a dark brown rosewood base.

This fantastic tray truly represents the pinnacle of this art form. We have been fortunate to see the pieces held in the National Museum of Vietnamese History in...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Kashmir : Pre 1900 item #967079
The Bodhisattva Collection
Price on Request
From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, an exceptional Kashmiri kashkul or beggar's bowl, 19th century, modeled after the boat-shaped beggar's bowls used by Persian Sufi mystics. This fantastic vessel is composed of a metallic body, most likely copper alloy, that has been lacquered and then exquisitely painted with floral motifs in rich but subtle shades of blue, red, yellow, taupe, black, and with gilt highlights. It sits upon a slightly splayed foot and terminates in two dragon-head finials...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #965394
The Bodhisattva Collection
Price on Request
From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a very rare and seldom seen Peranakan Chai Hup or ceremonial vegetable box, 19th century, used for food offerings to Tiangong, the God of Heaven, during traditional Baba Weddings.

The terms "Peranakan" or "Baba Nyonya" or "Straits Chinese" are often used interchangeably to describe the descendants of Ming Dynasty Chinese immigrants who settled along the Malay Peninsula, which encompasses parts of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore. But the ethnograp...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #965391
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Chinese Monochrome Collection, a large carved ivory elephant bridge, late 19th century, depicting a procession of eight individual elephants of graduating size, nicely carved from a single tusk. The elephants are well-rendered and the ivory has a good buttery patina somewhat better than the photos reflect.

Interestingly, the artist's decision to carve eight elephants here is no accident: Those familiar with Chinese mythologies and cultural superstitions will immediately recognize...