Rare type of Han amphora, made of red pottery de orated with bronze appliques. H. 19,5 cm. Very good condition, no traces of repairs. Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD).
Wonderful sculpture of South Indian origin, depicting the god Rama, inlaid with gold and a ruby or similar stone. Excellent wear and patina. H. 11 cm (4,5 inches).
A very finely carvedI do-Portuguese panel depicting the virgin Mary being crowned by the holy trinity: Jesus Christ on the left, God on the right and the Holy Spirit in the middle. The virgin Mary is surrounded by clouds and putti. The panel is flanked by flower branches growing from a vase. Dimensions: H. 47 cm, W. 32 cm. Condition: expected age wear, remains of polychromy, a few missing parts (holy spirit and the left arm of God) and restorations.
A lovely bronze Buddha, Thailand, Ayutthaya style, 17th century. Height: 24 cm Width 16 cm. Condition: the mirror he was once holding is now missing. Very nice old patina with remains of gilding.
Finely cast, with a nice facial expression, the eyes downward, hands in Bhumisparsa Mudra ( calling the earth to witness). Excellent green patina. Very good condition, with a few cracks at the footrim. H. 18 cm. From a Dutch private collection. Collected in the 1970's-1980's. Please check our listings for more pieces from this collection.
Depicting several generations of high ranking officials and their wives. Bright colours and very fine painting. Condition: age wear, paint loss, cracks, traces of repainting. The painting had been remounted. Personally I would remove the borders and have the painting framed. Dimensions: the painting 95 x 150 cm, the scroll 109 x 210 cm.
Green glazed pottery wirh wonderful iridescence. The roof can be removed and the pig can be taken out of the sty. Similar pieces can be found in the book 'The Spirit of Han'. Condition: excellent old burial condition. Diameter 18 cm, H. 15,5 cm. From a Dutch private collection. Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD).
Lovely bronze Buddha in the naïve style that is so typical for Laos. It's heavily cast. The Buddha in Bhumisparsa Mudra, seated on a lotus throne. H. 26 cm. Very nice age wear and good patina. There is a minor hole in the front, this is a casting flaw.
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With an unusual blue and purple glaze and red and black painting. Burial gifts, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). H. 16 cm (6,6 inch), L. 19 cm (7,5 inch). Wonderful condition with aprropriate age wear.
Depicting a high ranking mandarin with his three wives. Dimensions: the painting 89x137 cm, the scroll 103x197 cm. Condition: expected age wear, paint loss, cracks, traces of repainting, remounted on a new scroll.
H. 14,5 cm. One side decorated with a landscape with figures, the other side with flowers. Condition: firing crack in the neck, age cracks in the glaze. Comes with the original Christie's sticker, the original certificate and the invoice from 1992. The Vung Tau sank in 1690 on its way from China to Batavia, Indonesia. The cargo was meant for Amsterdam. The wreck was found in the early 90's and it's content was auctioned at Christie's Amsterdam in 1992...
Heavily cast in the naïve style that is so typical for Laos. H. 29,5 cm. Good age wear and patina. Remains of gilding. Old repairs to the feet.
well preserved, with a very good green and blue patina. Cambodia, 12th/13th century. H. 14 cm (the figure). Size including stand 22 cm.
Made of painted wood, depicting husband and wife, seated on a chair. Most probably from the Hunan Province. The lady still has a small parcel with offerings in her back. We opened it up and found a seahorse, pieces of stone and mica and other materials. H. 27 and 29,5 cm. Condition: heavily eaten by woodworms, which adds to the charme. The figures were treated by the former owner and are perfectly clean.
Finely cast, with traces of gilding. H. 20 cm. Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Collection number on the back. Condition: age cracks and some old damage to the headdress. From a Dutch private collection.
Fine casting and good green and blue patina. Cambodia, 12th/13th century. H. 9,3 cm (the figure). Size including stand 14,3 cm. Condition: part of the bronze stand is missing, otherwise perfect.
With traces of the original pigments. No visible repairs, although repairs are common on early pottery. H. 26 cm. China, Tang Dynasty (618-906)
H. 22,5 cm. old repairs to the foot. Nice patina. Very fine face and nice decorations on the chest.