Antiques, Folk Arts, Arts Populaires, Chinese Nuo masks, toggles by Bhadrakalpa BHADRAKALPA
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1389790 (stock #M-X1Q )
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Very beautiful and delicate antique lacquered mask of Xienfang Xiaojie, Miss Vanguard, wearing her characteristic phoenix headdress ; very expressive handwork, remnants of original marouflage.
Due to its quality and sophistication, this mask is probably a rare « court » nuo mask which belonged to the same set as M-T1Q. Very good condition, some lacquer missing (see pix). 24 x 16 cms. 19th C or before. RM 93,145,163; MC 122-125 (see bibliography)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1389789 (stock #M-T1Q )
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Very big and beautiful antique lacquered nuo mask of Tudi Gong, the "God of soil" and grains, essential in an agrarian country. He is the main actor in Wunuo cult, usually represented with a smiling face, and long eyebrows and beard.
This particular one still has its original moustache and beard ; very high and beauttiful headdress, very expressive and detailed handwork.
Due to its quality and sophistication, this mask is probably a rare « court » nuo mask which belonged to...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1384268 (stock #M-T2C )
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Nuo mask of Tudi Gong, the "God of soil" and grains, essential in an agrarian country. He is the main actor in Wunuo cult, usually represented with a smiling face, and long eyebrows and beard often missing or replaced later; when missing, we can see holes where the hair was fastened.
This is a very fine exemplar: more than smiling, he is really laughing... Big cap, very big nose, beautiful old polychromatic pigments, nice patina, very good condition except for an old indigenous resto...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1384267 (stock #M-K1C )
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Nuo mask of Kailu, "Open the path", god with a terrifying face (horns, fangs) who leads the funerary procession; his fierce face is intended to repulse the bad spirits (and the dangerous wild animals?).
Very rare big portrayal of Kailu with very big eyes and mouth, the only one of this kind i ever saw; 3 growing horns, big eyes and mouth, 2 fangs; ancient polychromia, nice patina.
Good condition, small chip at the back of the forehead and old native restoration between the corner...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1382176 (stock #TIB-R2H )
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Tibetan prayer-wheel containing prayer scroll ; repoussé copper, shell disk, wood handle.
Wear and tear commensurate with age and everyday use ; it works fine. China, Tibet. L : 35c. Wheel : H:5,5c D : 9c
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Chinese : Pre 1950 item #1382174 (stock #TIB-R7D)
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Wooden Tibetan Damaru. Beautiful patina. H : 6,5c, D : 9,5c
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1356583 (stock #M-X1H )
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Antique Nuo half-mask of Kui Xing ; very fine and expressive carving, beautiful patina, small accidents (see pix). H:19c, l:17c
These half-masks were specially made to facilitate talking and singing. Yunnan, RM242 (see bibliography). 19th C or before.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1352249 (stock #M-BT1C )
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Rare antique Nuo mask of Niang Cai. Very old and heavy mask with twisted mouth,  ; primitive style ; remnants of original marouflage.
Left ear deteriorated, ancient native restorations (see pix); 24 x 16 cms; Guizhou, Tujia, at least 18th, possibly Ming 17th; RM 243, 250 (see bibliography)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1350379 (stock #TIB-S1H )
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Bronze statue of Buddha Sakyamuni in monk's robe sitting in Padmasana (lotus posture) on a double lotus throne; right hand in Bhumisparsha mudra (calling the earth to witness the truth) and left hand in Dhyani mudra (meditation).
Sino-Tibetan lacquered bronze, with deeply encrusted patina on the front, old red lacquer on the back (and beautiful oxidation inside).
Perfect condition. 18 cms. Tibet, 18th C.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1344722 (stock #TIB-R4SL )
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€ 50.00
Tsakali (miniature painting for meditation) ; 8,5 x 8 cms
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1344717 (stock #TIB-D3C )
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€ 220.00
Strap made of a piece of thick leather, and cast silver and brass ornaments with turquoise.
Beautiful typical Sino-Tibetan craftsmanship including the face and hands of Kirtimukha ("face of glory").
This kind of strap was mainly used to attach a big knife.
This belt strap has obviously been repaired and remade (see pix). The turquoise have been replaced; the silver and brass pieces are at least 19th C. Tibet.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1331303 (stock #M-T4H)
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€ 450.00
Antique Nuo Mask of Tudi Gong, the "God of soil" and grains; fundamental in an agricultural country; usually represented with a smiling face, and long eyebrows and beard; the hair figuring those is often missing, or has been renewed; when missing, we can see the holes where the hair was fastened.
Small mask for children with very high headdress, very nice backside patina, remnants of old polychromia; old native restorations with metal and leather, nick in the left eyebrow; 19x11...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1327647 (stock #S-2N )
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€ 200.00
Praying monkey made of iron ;beautiful oxidation. 19th C, China, Shanxi. H: 9 cms
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1327644 (stock #TIB-R3SL )
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€ 80.00
A lot of 3 Tsakalis (miniature painting for meditation) ; each ap :9,5 x 8 cms
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1950 item #1327643 (stock #TIB-R2SL )
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€ 80.00
A lot of 3 Tsakalis (miniature painting for meditation) ; each ap : 9 x 8 cms
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1327605 (stock #TIB-R2NE )
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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.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1327598 (stock #R-D5NE )
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€ 80.00
Handle of the drum of a Thamang shaman figuring the 3 faces of the shaman.
Beautiful and deep encrusted patina. L : 32c, 37c with tenon. Nepal
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1322619 (stock #S1-D )
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Small bronze statue of Buddha in monk's robe sitting in Padmasana (lotus posture) on a high simple throne, hands in Bhumisparsha mudra (calling the earth to witness the truth).
Very big hands and ears, typical of the Shan style. Kindness and serenity emanate from his face.
Beautiful patina. Small hole in the bottom part of the throne, right back corner (see pix). 11,5 cms. Shan, Burma, 19th C.