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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1315007 (stock #1-0913)
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Fertility doll, called "akuaba", with its typical cross shape and flat circular head. Wood, with fine glossy patina. Africa, Ghana, Ashanti ethnic group. Height: 10" (26 cm). Old insect infestation at the back lower part (no danger), otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1227347 (stock #1-0816)
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Statue of a Buddhist monk, in monastic robes, kneeling on a rectangular base, his hands in "anjali mudra" (praying posture). Alabaster, with traces of pigments. Burma, early 19th century. Height: 8 1/2" (21,5 cm). Erosion, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #719731 (stock #1-0498)
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A pair of square belt plaques, each with a relief decor of a musician sitting cross-legged on a small platform. Each plaque is backed by a flat unadorned plaque affixed to it by four pins, for attachment to the belt. Bronze, with large remnants of its original gilding and reddish green patina in some areas. China, Liao Dynasty Period (916-1125 A.D.). Width: 1 5/16" (3,3 cm). The pair is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Good condition. A fine and rare pair. Note: this pair is part of a set...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1960 item #1321260 (stock #1-0930)
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Architectural element which was probably the top part of a household altar. This element --- which represents a protecting ancestor head surmounted by a symbolic coiffe --- is resting on a squarish base. The piece is made of wood with a nice age patina. Indonesia, Leti Island. Height: 57 cm. Partial loss on the top, erosion, otherwise very good condition. Provenance: old French provincial collection. IMPORTANT: owing to the size and weight of the piece, please consult us on the shipping cost. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1190307 (stock #1-0716)
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Architectural element carved in the shape of a water dragon ("makara"). Wood, with fine dark-brown patina. Nepal, 18th century or earlier. Length: 14 1/4" (36 cm); The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. A few chips, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Contemporary item #1332359 (stock #1-0965)
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Group of thirteen gilt brass beads, lavishly decorated with engraved floral, dragons, Buddhist symbols designs. Handmade in Nepal. Diameter; 2,4 cm each. Perfect condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre 1700 item #1187563 (stock #1-0708)
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Carved banded calcite/alabaster bowl with a small circular base. Exceptional natural color veins ranging from dark, pinkish and tan cream, carved to exploit the natural veining. Bactria, Ca. 3000 to 2000 B.C. Diameter: 4 1/4" (10,8 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #644414 (stock #1-0400)
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Belt hook of slender shape, its top ending in a stylized dragon head. Knob at the back for attachment to a leather belt. Bronze, with perpendicular linear decor at three levels, with remnants of gold inlay. Partly encrusted green patina. China, Warring States Period (-475/-221). Height: 4 3/4" (12,2 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #647840 (stock #1-0417)
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Small belt hook, main part with an oval shape, its short stem ending in a finely cast dragon head. Round knob at the back for attachment to a leather belt. Bronze, with encrusted dark-green patina. Metal partly showing on the main part (was probably "cleaned" during archeological digging). China, Warring States Period (-475/-221). Height: 1 5/8" (4 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Pre 1950 item #1198638 (stock #1-0749)
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Very old and nicely carved black mask, of typical conical coiffe and slightly smiling feminine face. Wood, fine patina. Africa, Gabon, Punu Peoples, Tsangui sub-group. Height: 13 1/4" (34 cm). Old accident on left side of coiffe, erosion due to age, otherwise very good condition. Ex. old French collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1837 VR item #1375273 (stock #1-1079)
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Caris snuff bottle of square shape, nicely and delicately decorated with a blue design on white background representing hunting scenes on four sides. Four character inscription on right top of one side. Reign mark beneath (Qian Long Nian Zhe). China, Qing Dynasty, early 19th century. Height: 6.7 cm. Stopper missing. Tiny chip on one shoulder (see photo # 1), otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1207478 (stock #1-0770)
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Superbly cast amulet ("tsa tsa" in Tibetan language) mould and representing on top Buddha sitting on a lotus throne, surmounting two Bodhisattvas, one being Manjusri, the other Avalokiteshvara, both sitting on a lotus throne. A stupa is shown between the two Bodhisattvas. Bronze. Tibet, 19th century. Height: " 3/8" (8,6 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1315024 (stock #1-0917)
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Finely cast vajra, or "dorje", with five prongs of which four are coming out of "makara" (water dragons) mouths, and the classic double lotus shaped center. Bronze, nice green patina. Tibet, 18th century.Length: 4 7/16" (11,3 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1206998 (stock #1-0767)
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Ancient censer, of circular shape, resting on three feet, decorated on all sides with dragons in relief "chasing the pearl" and, on two sides, with dragon heads. Bronze, fine green patina. Reign mark beneath, probably apocryphal (Ming Dynasty, Xuande reign). China, early 19th century. Height: 3 1/4" (8,5 cm). Diameter: 5 4/8" (14,5 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1337407 (stock #1-0979)
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Ink pot with its lid, lavishly decorated with floral design in relief on the pot itself and with stylized lotus on its foot. A chain is attached to the pot. Fine dark green patina. Nepal, 19th century. Height: 11.3 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1173891 (stock #1-0698)
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Finely cast phurpa, showing, from top to bottom: three deitiy heads, then a "dorje", then a "makara" head swallowing snakes, surmounting the triple blade. Bronze, dark green patina in the recesses. Tibet, 18th century. Height: 8 1/16" (20,6 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Obvious signs of great age, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre AD 1000 item #1377538 (stock #1-1091)
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Circular shaped seal, with a central design representing a standing horse surrounded by geometric motives. Small loop at its back. Bronze, with partly encrusted reddish green patina. Indus Valley Civilisation, Bronze Age. Diameter: 2.9 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1336235 (stock #1-0972)
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Mirror finely cast in the shape of a flaming "triratna", its stand framed by two small "apsaras". Bronze, with nice green and red patina. Traces of "tika" on some areas. Nepal, 18th century. Height: 20 cm. Erosion due to age, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1205748 (stock #1-0763)
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Bust of Buddha, his face reflecting a profound inner serenity. Bronze with encrusted dark and reddish green patina. Thailand, Ayutthaya Period, Ca. 16th century. Height: 8 1/4" (21 cm). The bust is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Good condition. NOTE: a bronze plate was welded to the back of the bust, probably early 20th century, to allow the bust to be attached to a former stand, now gone (see photos). Ex. old French collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre AD 1000 item #1221187 (stock #1-0801)
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Circular cosmetic plate with a fine decoration in relief representing a courtesan holding a palm. Green schist. Pakistan, Graeco-Buddhist art of the Gandhara Period, 1st to 3rd century. Diameter: 4 7/8" (12,3 cm). Erosion, some chips, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1225986 (stock #1-0815)
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Circular cosmetic plate with a fine decoration in relief representing an elephant. Green schist. Pakistan, Graeco-Buddhist art of the Gandhara Period, 1st to 3rd century. Diameter: 4 3/4" (12,2 cm). Erosion, some chips, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Pre 1960 item #1201279 (stock #1-0757)
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Rare "Mbangu" deformity mask, showing a distorted face. Wood, with traces of black and white pigments. Africa, Gabon, Pende Peoples. Height: 12" (30 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Old accident restored locally, chips, age cracks, otherwise good condition. NOTE: Representations of distorted faces are rare in African art. They symbolize the effects of epileptic crisis, which are supposed to be a manifestation of the spirits. The use of black and white pigments enhances th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1377637 (stock #1-1094)
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Dome shaped seal with an engraved design representing a horseman. Agate with fine reddish colour. Bactria, Ca. 4th century BC. Height of the dome: 1.9 cm. Diameter of the seal: 1.8 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1350017 (stock #1-1003)
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Finely carved mask representing a mysterious character, probably a famous Buddhist pilgrim. The mask is made of wood painted with brown and black colors to underline the face features, hair, mustache and eyes. It seems not to be meant to be worn but to be installed inside a household, for worship or to protect against evil spirits. The mask comes from the Himalayan region. Its height: 24.5 cm. It is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Very good condition despite obvious signs of age. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1168066 (stock #1-0688)
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A superb gilt iron plate chiseled in the shape of a coiled dragon surrounded by clouds. Four coral inlays inside. Tibet, 18th century. The piece is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Length: 6 1/4" (16 cm). Height: 3 1/2" (9 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1950 item #1321276 (stock #1-0932)
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Very old face mask with elongated face showing cubistic features and small ears. Wood, with nice age patina. Indonesia, Timor Island. Height: 25,5 cm. The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Obvious signs of age, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1195815 (stock #1-0736)
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Fine female figure, with typical hairdo, hands on breasts, scarifications on face, breasts and abdomen, bent legs, standing on rounded base. Wood, nice dark-brown patina. Africa, Ivory Coast, Baule Peoples. height: 18" (45 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #1222735 (stock #1-0807)
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Long mask of the "Kiwoyo Muyombo" type, with typical face and long "beard" underneath covered with bicolored lozenge relief design in a bamboo slice framing . Wood, remnants of pigments, fine glossy patina. Africa, Gabon, Pende Peoples. Height: 18" (45 cm). Chips on some areas, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1323199 (stock #1-0941)
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Porcelain cup with curved sides, with a hand painted blue decor on a white background representing a landscape showing on the left side a rocky lakeshore with two old men sitting under a gnarled tree, and the right side a fisherman rowing on a boat. Above the scenery, a four line inscription. Two character mark beneath. The rim is protected by a bronze circle, but this is not meant to hide any blemish. China, Qing Dynasty. Height: 3,3 cm. Diameter: 11,4 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1224047 (stock #1-0810)
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A superb tea kettle, its body made of copper, its handle and spout made of bronze and cast in the shape of dragons. On the lid , around the neck and at the base of the spout, a silver repoussé floral decoration. A chain links the lid to the body. Tibet, 19th century. Height:10 1/4" (26 cm). Obvious signs of use and age, otherwise very good condition. NOTE: The kettle is not cleaned: our principle is always to leave the patina on an object, leaving it to the buyer to decide if it will have to be...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1280020 (stock #1-0885)
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Flint and tinder pouch, in the shape of an envelope made of leather with a heavy steel lower edge, and a loop on top to allow suspension from the belt. Lavish silver and brass decoration with three turquoises in the middle. Tibet, 19th century. Length: 5 3/4" (14,7 cm). Obvious signs of age, wear and use, otherwise very good condition. A rather scarce object nowadays.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1261889 (stock #1-0865)
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Fragmentary statue of Buddha, in monk's robes, sitting cross-legged, his hands in bhumisparsa and dharmachakra mudras. Bronze, with dark-green patina and traces of the original gilding. China, early Ming Dynasty (Ca. 14th/15th century). Height: 5 3/4" (14,6 cm). The statue is nicely mounted on a custom plexi stand. Provenance: old British collection.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1334741 (stock #1-0969)
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Head of a funeral statue, carved from wood, in the typical aesthetic style of the Batak sculpture. Fine age patina. Indonesia, Sumatra Island, Batak ethnic group. Height: 30 cm. Obvious signs of wear and age, otherwise good condition. A rather scarce object.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #1234111 (stock #1-0828)
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Statue of a standing eagle with an alert posture, its beak slightly open. Gilt bronze, encrusted green patina in some areas. Tibet, 17th century. Height: 3 1/8" (8 cm). The statue is nicely mounted on a custom black plexi stand. Very good condition. A rare piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1207769 (stock #1-0775)
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Statue of Buddha Amitabha (or "Amitayus"), wearing diadem and sitting cross-legged on a double lotus throne. Amitabha holds a vase containing the nectar of immortality on his lap. Gilt bronze, the face itself is cold-gilt. Tibet, 18th century. Height: 6 1/4" (16 cm). Gilding partly eroded, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1350172 (stock #1-1006)
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Statue of Buddha Amithaba, in monk's robes, sitting on an elaborate lotus throne, his hands in meditation posture ("abhaya mudra"). Gilt bronze. China, Qing Dynasty, early 19th century. Height: 24.5 cm. Old accident (restored) on the left side of the top of the head, otherwise very good condition.