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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1358815
The Zentner Collection
$500.00
An antique set of four Indonesian betel nut cutters. Three of the smaller cutters are made with mixed metals and iron; One with the head of a goose, one with the head of a serpent, and one shaped as a peacock. The largest of the set is hand-carved into a playful dog.

The practice of betel nut chewing is common in many parts of South Asia. Slices of the areca nut would be wrapped in betel leaves and chewed, giving a mild stimulant effect...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1357034
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$9,000.00
Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze figure depicting a meditating Buddha, seated in Dhyanasana pose upon a double-lotus pedestal, his hands folded in Dayani Mudra. The hair of the figure is painted in dark pigment. Mixed metal base with lotus impression. Gorgeous detailing in the form of this Buddha.

Dates from 18th/19th century Size: 5.25" L x 3.75" W x 7.25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1356820
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$2,500.00
Antique Tibetan silver statue of Padmasambhava, or Guru Rinpoche, an 8th century Buddhist master in India. He is said to have lead the first Nyingma traditionalist teachings in Tibet, the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He sits on a lotus throne, holding a vajra in his right hand and, in the other, a kapala (skull cup) filled with the elixir of life, the vase of longevity, topped with a small tree to grant wishes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1356653
The Zentner Collection
$750.00
Antique Tibetan gilt bronze figure of the Buddhist deity Kubera, lord of wealth, protector of the physical world. He lounges with piles of gold around him. In one hand he holds a mongoose, who is said to spit jewels. The mongoose shows rule over the Naga (malevolent snake people and guardians to vast treasure). Kubera is shown seated on his vehicle, a large beast atop a lotus pod throne.

Size: 19th century

Size: 2.5" W x 1.25" D x 2.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1356429
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$1,600.00
Antique Tibetan bronze vajra, an important symbol in Vajrayana Buddhism, Hinduism, and Tantra religions. The name vajra means both thunderbolt and diamond, as it is a symbol of brute strength and indestructibility. Its center piece represents the center of the universe with lotus pods blooming outwards to extend the five pronged weapons. The five prongs represent the "Five Poisons" which prevent humanity from reaching enlightenment...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1356410
The Zentner Collection
$750.00
Antique Tibetan bronze "Thokcha" amulet of a conch shell. With small loop to be fastened and worn as jewelry. Natural green patina.

18th Century

Size: 2 1/8" L x 1" W
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1356408
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$1,100.00
Antique Tibetan bronze double vajra, an important symbol in Vajrayana Buddhism, Hinduism, and Tantra religions. The name vajra means both thunderbolt and diamond, as it is a symbol of brute strength and indestructibility. The double vajra mirrors the outline of a mandala; Its four points represent North, South, East, and West. Its center piece represents the center of the universe with lotus pods blooming outwards to extend the five pronged weapons...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1356404
The Zentner Collection
$950.00
Antique Tibetan bronze figure of the Buddhist deity Kubera, lord of wealth, protector of the physical world. He lounges with piles of gold around him. In one hand he holds a mongoose, the enemy of the Naga (malevolent snake people and guardians to vast treasure), and a sweet morsel in his other. This form of Kubera is very well hand-cast with natural wear and patina.

19th Century

Size: 2.5" L x 2" W x 3"H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1356327
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$2,800.00
Antique Tibetan Mala prayer beads, made with beads of conch shell strung on leather cord. Two leather tassels hand from its sides, with beads of white brass, ending with two highly important symbols in Tibetan Buddhism; a Vajra and a bell. Tibetan malas are comprised of 108 beads, used to count the number of times a mantra is recited during meditation. 19th century

Size: 18" total length
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1356320
The Zentner Collection
$3,000.00
Antique Tibetan long, colorful necklace, comprised of many different shapes of beads of amber, turquoise, coral, Dzi beads and silver.

19th century

Size: 23" total length
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1355406
The Zentner Collection
$5,500.00
Antique Tibetan gilt bronze Dakini, with traces of silver, inlay of coral and turquoise. In her hands are a raised kappala (or skull cup) filled with the elixir of life, and a curved blade. She is dancing on top of corpses to show her rule over ignorance and ego. Her lotus pedestal is made of gilt copper.

The Dakini are wrathful female deities often shown nude with long, flowing hair and glowering expression...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1355393
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$7,000.00
Antique Tibetan gilt bronze Tibetan Buddhist deity figures, posed into a tantric Yabyum position. The male deity figure wears an elaborate crown with inlay of diamonds and pointed finial. He holds in his hands a vajra (meaning thunderbolt/diamond in Sanskrit), a ritualistic weapon in Buddhism, and a bell. These items represent dualism just as the yabyum. The figures are raised on a tall hardwood pedestal, custom-made for the piece.

Size: 2.25" W x 2.5" D x 4" H (6.5" H on pedestal)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1355337
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Antique Sumatra / Indonesian sterling silver betel nut box. Its sides are decorated by impressions of flowers and vines, as well as the corners of the lid with top handle. There are four lidded compartments and one open compartment inside with patina from use and remnants of slaked lime. Embossed silver hallmark on bottom of box.

The practice of betel nut chewing is common in many parts of South Asia...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1355195
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Antique Sumatra / Indonesian sterling silver betel nut box, with incised scalloped edges and inlay of flowers, draping vine handles, raised on four small legs, original key included. The interior houses four compartments with a small oval box and two spoons, as well as a small container with white residue of slaked lime. The practice of betel nut chewing is common in many parts of South Asia. Slices of the areca nut would be wrapped in betel leaves and chewed, giving a mild stimulant effect...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1355017
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$1,500.00
Antique pair of Thai male attendants (Nats), finely rendered out of teak wood, with polychrome traces of pigments. These funerary effigies would be kept close to an ancestral altar in order to help lead their spirits into the afterlife. Highly realistic detailing and form, this pair of statues are raised on pedestals for sturdy display.

Early 20th century

Size: 11" L x 10.5" W x 42.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1910 item #1353455
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Unusual Thai architectural sculpture known as a chofa. These beast-like ornaments embellish temple and palace rooftops as a symbol of power and protection. Natural patina and remnants of red and gilt lacquer show antiquity. A photo is shown to demonstrate how a chofa would look while still in place on a temple roof. The temple shown is in Chiang Mai, the largest and most culturally rich city in Thailand...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1346785
The Zentner Collection
$2,000.00
Burmese sterling silver bowl, embossed with various scenes of dancing people, its edges lined in lotus petals and scrolling vines.

Provenance: From the estate of E.C.S. George, Burmese counsel member from 1895-1910

Size: 5" W x 3" H, weight of 242 grams
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1339778
The Zentner Collection
$1,200.00
Antique Tibetan hand-carved wooden deity mask, most likely of Mahakala, a very fierce and powerful being and counterpart to Kali / Mahakali. His name means "Greater than Time" as he upholds ultimate rule and power over all forces, including time and death. This hand carved mask is indeed very fierce looking, with signs of wear and traces of old lacquer all throughout.

Size: 10" L x 6" W x 11" H