Opium lamp inserted in a sort of cylindrical cage. A chain attached to the top of the cage allows an easy transportation of the lamp. The lamp can entirely be taken to pieces (see photo). Brass and glass. China, 19th century. Height: 6 5/8" (17 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #1275068 (stock #1-0883)
A very fine mask of the esoteric "Nuo" theater, representing the character of Tudigong, the God of Cereals, wearing an official cap, his face illuminated by a large smile. Wood, with polychrome colors. China, early 19th century. Height: 11" (28 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #1267227 (stock #1-0878)
Mask of the "Nuo" esoteric theater representing the character of Bao Gong, or Judge Bao, also named "King of Inferno" because he also goes down to visit the Inferno to inquire about the souls. The mask was carved on wood on which lacquer and polychrome pigments were painted. China, mid-19th century. Height: 12 1/4" (30,5 cm). Old insect damage (no more danger), otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1329916 (stock #1-0961)
Mask of one of the characters of the traditional Noh theater , with a strong and fierce expression. Lacquered wood and animal hair to represent the mustache and the beard. Inscription on paper inside. Japan, 19th century. Height: 19,5 cm. Part of the right side missing, chips on lacquer, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1194687 (stock #1-0724)
Very well hollowed out and beautiful moss agate snuff bottle, with a "tao tie" mask carved in relief on each side. Bronze stopper with turquoise inlays, bone spoon. China, 19th century. Height (without stopper)/ 2 1/2" (6,4 cm). Tiny chips around rim, otherwise very good condition. NOTE: this snuff bottle is so light that is is supposed to float on the surface of water...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1392845 (stock #1-1121)
Mosaic glass pendant in the shape of a bearded head, surmounted by a large loop for attachment to a necklace. Phenicia, or Carthage, archaic period, 350 to 200 B.C. Height: 6.1 cm. Barely visible old accident, superbly restored, otherwise very good condition. NOTE: similar pendants are shown in the Antique Glass Collection of the Louvre Museum in Paris. Publications: "Les verres antiques du Musee du Louvre", Louvre Editions, Paris 2011.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1326840 (stock #1-0955)
Mokkogate samurai sword guard (tsuba) made of shibuishi with gold inserts, with katakiri decor representing on one side a monk sitting and holding a brush and surrounded by clouds and on the other side a dragon emerging from clouds. The tsuba is signed. Japan, Edo Period, 18th/19th century. Diameter: 6.7 cm. the tsuba is offered in its original box. Very good condition. Provenance: Old Canadian collection. Auction sale Tajan, in Paris, December 14th 2015.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #1261890 (stock #1-0866)
Face mask of oval shape, with typical cubistic features. Wood, dark-brown patina, remnants of kaolin around the eyes. Africa, R.D. Congo (ex. Zaire), Lwalwa Peoples. Height: 11 5/8" (29,7 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Old accident locally restored on top of coiffe, otherwise very good condition.
Loom pulley carved in the shape of a chimera surmounting a rectangular open base which originally contained the wheel of the pulley. Wood. South East Asia, Golden Triangle Region Peoples. Height: 10 1/4" (26 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom wood stand. Obvious signs of use and age, very good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1970 item #1321093 (stock #1-0928)
face mask with strong features and a crest shaped coiffe. The strong expression of the mask is accentuated by red, white and black pigments. Nice age patina. Africa, Nigeria, Idoma Peoples. Height: 42 cm. The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Old local restoration on lower side of left cheek, a few losses, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1244637 (stock #1-0850)
Jeweler's mould, used to make gold or silver jewelry, decorated in relief inside to represent a dancing Hindu female deity ("deva"). Bronze with nice green and reddish patina. India, early 18th century. Diameter: 2 4/8" (6,7 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1388307 (stock #1-1105)
A five prong vajra or dorje. Bronze, with fine reddish green patina. Japan, 18th century. Length: 13 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1800 item #1234127 (stock #1-0833)
Disk decorated inside with carved geometric and interlaced designs. White jade, with rusty spots. China, Qing Dynasty period or earlier. Diameter: 3" (7,5 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1337124 (stock #1_0975)
Netsuke nicely carved to represent a man standing with a slightly mischievous expression and posture. Ivory, with a fine age patina. Japan, mid Edo Period. Height: 5.9 cm. Minute age cracks (absolutely no damage), slight erosion, otherwise very good condition.
Five-tier inro made of paulownia decorated with a red and black lacquer design of chrysanthemums, with remnants of the original gilding. wood ojime in the shape of a human skull, simple wood netsuke carved in to a circle. Japan, 18th century. Height 3" (7,5 cm). Overall wear due to age, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #1323191 (stock #1-0940)
Dance mask,of the "zakpai" type, with typical red textile around the eyes and lips. Wood, fine dark semi-glossy patina. Eyes circled with white metal. Hair arranged in braids made of weaved rope, likewise the long beard. Teeth made of animal claws. Africa, Ivory Coast/Liberia, Dan ethnic group. Total height: 44 cm. Height of mask: 24 cm. The mask is nicely mounted on a metal custom stand. Obvious signs of long use and wear, otherwise very good condition. Provenance: old French collection. NOTE...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1188632 (stock #1-0717)
Extremely rare large porcelain bowl with blue decoration on white background representing outside flowers and foliage surmounted by a geometric design near the rim and, inside, three concentric designs, first, in the center, a phoenix amidst flowers, then on the sides the same flower design than outside and, near the rim, a geometric design. Reign mark painted outside in the middle of the geometric design near the rim. Slightly blue glazing with some ferruginous impurities, with an "orange peel"...
Very rare eating set comprising of: 1) a knife with horn handle with iron tip with gilt decor, the blade itself beautifully forged and decorated with incised lotus design on one side and inlaid gold stylized dragon on the other side; 2) a nicely shaped wood sheath covered with red colored shark skin and with a farming made of iron lavishly decorated with incised and gilt floral designs; 3) a pair of iron chopsticks; 4) three toothpicks made of iron with nice decoration on tip. This set belonged...