All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1462705 (stock #WN368)
A pair small statues of a woman and a man in traditional costume, cast and cold-worked in bronze and fixed on the original wooden stand. The woman is rolling cheroot cigars and the man is smoking one. Such small bronze figurines were souvenirs and gifts from British Burma. Condition: the man's cigar is bent, the woman's bronze base with a tiny dent (please see photo no. 7), traces of usage. Dimension: total height: c. 11.3 and 11.5 cm, base: c...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1461273 (stock #WN361)
A Pwo Karen woven unmarried woman's attire with embroidered diamond-shaped pattern . Condition: partially little stained. Dimension: c. 132 x 59 cm. Please refer to "Peoples of the Golden Triangle: Six Tribes in Thailand" by Paul and Elaine Lewis, pages 74 - 75. Provenance: Private Swiss Collection.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1910 item #1460851 (stock #WN359)
A set of Mandarin squares, comprising a front and a back, dating around 1900. Insignia for a court official's wife, with appliqued silver pheasant bird, denoting the fifth rank. Gold and silver metallic threads couched on violetta silk, lined with blue silk. Condition: traces of age, little faded, back badge with short tear (please see photo # 10), lining little stained. Dimension: 25.5 cm x 28.2 cm.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1459942 (stock #WN358)
A Chinese silk brocade fabric showing a pattern repeat of lotus flowers. Lampas weaving with aniline dyed and gold wrapped silk threads. Condition: a hole (see photo no. 8), partial thin areas and some wear. Dimension: 67 cm wide (whole length) x 165 cm long.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1457553 (stock #WN354)
A small Nabeshima plate or bowl decorated with three stylized chrysanthemun medaillons among radial motifs. The back showing the "shippo" pattern with ribbons and foot ring with comb pattern in underglaze blue. Condition: fine, minimal wear, no restorations, hairlines or chips. Dimension: diameter: c. 15.5 cm, 3.5 cm high.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1456336 (stock #WN346)
An octagonal wooden box with hinged lid, the interior with original pewter tea caddy, original key. Finely painted in two different gold tones showing scenes with figurines in courtyards, on a black lacquered ground. Condition: fine quite pristine, few traces of usage, the lock seems not to work. Dimension: 17.3 x 12.1 x 10.3 cm, weight: 740 g.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1456122 (stock #WN345)
A small statue of a dancer in traditional costume, finely cast and cold-worked in bronze and fixed on the original wooden stand. Such small bronze figurines were souvenirs and gifts from British Burma of the 1920s/30s. Condition: fine, only wood stand with some chips and traces of usage. Dimension: total height: c. 16 cm, base: 12.3 cm x 8.8 cm, figure: 12.5 cm high x 9.5 cm wide, weight: 1200 g.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1960 item #1443506 (stock #WN322)
A figural painted wooden gun powder flask in the form of a Makara with a maiden holding a pot, protruding from its mouth. Missing stopper. Condition: lost stopper, paint with some wear. Dimension: c. 19 x 17 cm.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre 1900 item #1440441 (stock #WN315)
A fine Persian cover of rectangular form. The center with crimson velvet, voided with flowers in lozenge shaped lattice, the woven silk edging with boteh pattern on blue. The reverse with printed cotton lining and eging in woven wool fabric. The velvet composed of several pieces and apparently prior of the other fabrics, possibly of Italian origin, 17th century (please compare to 1937.1265 in the "Art Institute Chigago"). Condition: traces of usage, stained, wear, old mends. Dimension: approx...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1438269 (stock #WN304)
A male front Mandarin square with a tiger, denoting the 3rd military rank. Silk tapestry (kossu, k'o-suu) with metallic threads and painted details. The animal is standing on a rock above deep water, the ground with Taoist longevity symbols. Blue silk lining. The background was probably covered by peacock feathers, rarely survived to the present days. Reference: "Ladder to the Clouds" by Jackson & Hugus Berkeley 1999, for similar badges...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1436291 (stock #WN300A)
A pair large Chinese silk kesi tapestries, once mounted as hanging scrolls with silk brocade border and backed with paper. Showing immortals and gods of the Daoist Pantheon in a landscape setting. Made of a two colour silk tapestry with painted areas. Dating to the late Qing dynasty. Condition: please look at the photos carefully - they make part of the condition report - the brtittle mounting is damaged and only partially preserved, the wooden bars of the top and one of the bottom are lost...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1429168 (stock #3727)
A rare pair Japanese plates showing a dragon among textile-weave patterns worked in dull colored enamels, the brass or copper rims and wires showing partially remnants of gilding. The reverse decorated with further floral motifs, the base with green contre-émail. The enamel showing concavities and pits. Condition: fine, only wear to gilding. Dimension: diameter: 24.9 cm, 4.2 cm high, weight: 1400 g.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1930 item #1419287 (stock #WN261)
Two Chinese miniature wood carvings showing scenes of daily life in old China, a court official with his wife and a couple at the dining table. Made in the Tushanwan Workshop in Xujiahui, an orphanage opened 1864 by French Jesuit priests near Shanghai. Hosting an art school, producing wood-carving, stone sculpture, silversmith, embroidery and painting. Please refer to the book (last photo) "Scènes de la vie en Chine...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre AD 1000 item #1418857 (stock #2976)
A garment-hook or belt-fitting in the shape of a horse, made of bronze with green patination. According to the Brooklyn Museum, these belt hooks in the form of a horse come from Lelang, one of three commandaries, or colonies, that the Chinese established in northwest Korea during the Han dynasty and that lasted more than four hundred years (108 B.C.E.–313 C.E.). The horse’s shape is reminiscent of depictions in the nomadic Scytho-Siberian culture of Central Asia...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre 1900 item #1418428 (stock #WN249)
A Persian torch stand made of bronze or brass with chased and engraved sheath showing floral decoration and arabesques. Condition: traces of usage. Dimension: c. 25.8 cm high, diameter foot: 15.6 cm.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1411054 (stock #WN221)
A rare Buddhist temple banner composed of a central ruyi shaped panel and three suspending streamers with pointed ends and tassels. Made of Chinese Late-Ming and Qing gold brocaded and tapestry silks showing dragons and floral decoration. The top panel is cardboard reinforced and having a seal on the backside. Printed cotton lining and top with leather loop, one tassel with a small bell...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1410187 (stock #WN219)
A headdress with a rounded crown and a wide flat brim, the interior made of woven bamboo, covered with yellow silk damask showing roundels with five-clawed dragons. The top ending in a red silk knot above ruyi border. The underside of the brim covered with red silk, the sweatband made of leather. Edged with key fret brocade...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1406279 (stock #WN220)
Chinese or Vietnamese wooden Christian cross with beautiful lotus and vines decoration inlaid in engraved mother of pearl. Condition: center with chipped area (please see photo no. 7) and few lost inlays, rearside with paper residue. Dimension: 46.7 cm x 24.2 cm x 1.8 cm.