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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 : 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 : 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 : 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...