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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1417069 (stock #6364)
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Large Taoist painting depicting deities. This piece is dated 29th year of the Emperor Daoguang- 1849. The dedication reads it is was gifted by a Li Qinfeng to what I assume was a temple. This has been restored and remounted, quite a difficult process, the last time inquired locally the cost of doing this, I was quoted $900. and this was 15 years ago. Mounted dimensions L: 200cm/79in and W: 30in. Unmounted L: 133cm/52in and W: 62cm/24.5in. The upper area of the mounted area has some stain...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1415504 (stock #6355)
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$200.00
Special Offer-reduced from $300 to $200. Nice ensemble of three Nepali carved wood phurbus (ritual dagger). These were acquired in the 1990s and are circa 50 years (or older). Dimensions are noted in enlargement #3. All are in good condition- the middle one has an iron tip.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1415143 (stock #6334)
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$230.00
Quirky and eclectic collection of 35 small repousse copper plaques or tokens (possibly garment ornaments). These were collected in Dali, Yunnan, China in the late 1980s. No two are exactly alike and they seem to be influenced by Tantric Buddhism in that the endless knot, parasol, lotus throne, and temple banner motifs are represented in this lot as well as more traditional Chinese symbols such as bats and butterflies. In the last image I have shown a Qilin the only image in this ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1413775 (stock #6293)
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$200.00
Complete set of five Shan esoteric Buddhist images. These consist of a Buddha, three monks and a chedi. These are covered with traditional gold and back lacquer and the bodies are made from compressed powdered herbs or temple incense ash. They have a quirky abstract quality to them, their facelessness represents that the individual is inconsequential but has the potential for becoming a Buddha, on the bottom are the eight Burmese zodiac symbols based on the days of the week. For some r...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1413401 (stock #6270)
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$150.00
Graceful vintage Lanna Thai wood carving of a deer. The deer is a significant theme in Thai temples because of Buddha’s first teaching was at Sarnath (Deer Park). This has a wonderful grain and dignified expression on the face. Actual length of the carving is 23cm/9in and H: 27cm/10.6in. Included are later made antlers and a stand which will be disassembled when shipped.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1413396 (stock #6287)
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$150.00
Wonderfully carved wooden Lanna Thai animal, the hole in the mouth and lightly incised symbol underneath the base indicate this was meant to be a “lucky charm” of sorts. H: 7.5cm/3in and W: 4.8cm/1.9in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1800 item #1413329 (stock #6283)
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$150.00
Nice circa 18th century high fired terra cotta Akshobhya Buddha in bhumiparsa mudra and holding a vajra in his lap with traces of original blue, white and gold pigments. This piece appears to have been excavated and the head has been reattached. H: 11cm/4.2in and W: 7.5cm/3in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1413328 (stock #6282)
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$130.00
Clay “tsa tsa” of a Lama, with traces of red pigment. Over 100 years old. H: 5.5cm/2.2in and W: 5cm/2in. Free shipping.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1413327 (stock #6281)
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$140.00
Rare Buddhist impressed clay tablet from the early Mon Buddhist Kingdom in Myanmar circa 10-11th CE. The Buddha is seated under an umbrella on a stepped base flanked by devotees and stupas. H: 6.2cm/2.5in and W: 5.2cm/2.1in. Condition: as pictured. Free shipping.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1413326 (stock #6280)
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$140.00
Rare Buddhist impressed clay tablet from the early Mon Buddhist Kingdom in Myanmar circa 10-11th CE. The Buddha is seated under an umbrella on a stepped base flanked by devotees and stupas. H: 6.4cm/2.5in and W: 5.5cm/2.2in. Condition: as pictured. Free shipping.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1413324 (stock #6279)
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$140.00
Rare Buddhist impressed clay tablet from the early Mon Buddhist Kingdom in Myanmar circa 10-11th CE. The Buddha is seated under an umbrella on a stepped base flanked by devotees and stupas. H: 7.5cm/2.9in and W: 5.3cm/2.1in. Condition: as pictured. Free shipping.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1413323 (stock #6278)
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$150.00
Clay “tsa tsa”, over 100 years old, with six tantric deities- there is one repair, noted in enlargements. Free shipping. H: 5.8cm/2.2in and W: 5.3cm/2.1in.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1413201 (stock #6275)
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$130.00
Beautiful circa 600CE to 700CE Pyu coins. The larger coin has a srivatsa (temple), on one side and celestial symbol and rising sun, on the other- 1/2 unit sterling quality silver. This coin has been punctured and at one time had small silver loop soldered to it. The smaller one, also pierced, has a bhadrapitha – pedestal for a deity and srivatsa, and is from Sri Ksetra. ¼ unit D: 8mm. These are still in use amongst the hill tribes in the Golden Triangle as jewelry ornaments. D: 1...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1412321 (stock #6245)
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$120.00
Quirky miniature alter piece from a Chinese ethnic minority. This sourced in Yunnan in the late 1980s, and the item itself is circa 19th century. I am inclined to say this is a Miao/Hmong or Yao/Mien item. This intricately carved as a small table with a key fret pattern and “dou” shaped vessel with animal feet and lotus leaf pattern on top. A “dou” is used for holding ceremonial offerings to a deity or heaven in Chinese culture. The lid is missing and its true function is el...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1412316 (stock #6243)
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$150.00
Rare shaman bell used by a Dao Gong Taoist Priest for calling spirits from the Yao/Mein ethnic group in China/Vietnam. Nice old piece circa late 19th CE/early 20th CE. See pg 207, plate 570 Jess Pourett’s: The Yao for reference. The tooth is from a bear (probably lower incisor). Bell H: 4.5cm/1.8in and tooth L: 6cm/2.3in
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1412315 (stock #6242)
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$90.00
Interesting old Burmese/Shan hand written book on handmade Saa (mulberry pulp paper). There are 12 pages between the covers- most of these books are usually related to either Buddhist studies or shaman rituals, but as I can’t find anyone who can read this it is being sold as a fine example of calligraphy. All the materials are handmade from the string binding the pages together to the charcoal ink. In this day of ideas being conveyed on a keyboard, back then one really had to think...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1411751 (stock #6236)
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$200.00
Nice Thai pottery votive plaque circa early Ayutthaya period. In the center is the Buddha with classic Bhumiparsa mudra, flanked by two pillars and Sukhothai style walking Buddhas. Good condtion and guaranteed of the period. H: 6cm/2.4 and W: 5.1cm/2in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1410665 (stock #6219)
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$200.00
Good circa 19th CE bronze Buddha from the Shan people in Burma. I found this in Mae Sai, along the Thai/Burmese border in 1998. The style is rather quirky but the face is typically Shan with Burmese gold and black lacquer. There are a few chips to the lacquer otherwise perfect condition. H: 14.7cm/5.9in and W: 5.7cm/2.3in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1405272 (stock #6151)
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$150.00
Good Tang Dynasty gray clay brick depicting “Atlas” type figure seated on a lotus blossom I was in Taxila once and saw similar figures which to my mind illustrates the Greco/Roman influence in Tang art. The lotus shows indicates an obvious Buddhist connection. This is painted with “stucco”, and in good condition with no damage. W: 14.5cm/5.8in and H: 17.7cm/7in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1405120 (stock #6143)
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$80.00
Terra cotta antique, roof “end tile” depicting apsara from a Wat (Thai Buddhist Temple). 14cm/5.5in height, Ayutthaya Period (1351 to 1767) Condition as pictured.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1405119 (stock #6142)
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$500.00
Tang zhenmushou tomb guardian. These were interred in the vault and meant to subdue evil and protect the deceased. This fantastic creature, like the Western Chimera, were composite animals having the stripes and fierce countenance of a tiger and hooves like a deer. Most of the pigments appear to be original, with rare traces of gold applied to the sides of the chest and nose. The “spikes” on the side have been repaired with the probability of more on the body. H: 30cm/11.8in and W: (at ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1405109 (stock #6133)
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$110.00
Good circa early 20th CE pair of miniature Lanna Northern Thai Buddhas. The small one on left is amulet sized (H: 5.2cm/2in) with traces of gold and black lacquer and the larger one is a small votive image (H: 7.2cm/2.8in). I believe these to be cast in zinc. Free shipping international shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1405040 (stock #6124)
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$3,000.00
Large, circa 18th century Shan Jambupati (royal attire) Buddha, from the Amarapura period (1789-1853). (see last two images for 18CE examples). The finial has been replaced and is not original and removable with some minor loss to the bottom of the crown noted in last enlargement. This is carved from very heavy wood- most likely teak with relief molded lacquer and (Thayo technique) and glass inlay (Hman-zi Shwei-cha technique). There are probably some old and newer restorations on ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1404562 (stock #6096)
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$220.00
Rare Tang Dynasty (possibly earlier) stone fragment of a Bodhisattva head. Absolutely authentic, one can see the direct influence of the Greek inspired Kushan Gandharan artistic style on this small piece. H: 3.5cm/1.4in. Included is a museum quality perspex stand. Free shipping via HK EMS Speedpost..
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1404356 (stock #6084)
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$120.00
Exquisite small gilt copper image of the Samantabadra Buddha in yab yum with his consort Dharmavajra, who holds a Khartika & a skull cup in her hands. Very precisely detailed H: 6cm/2.3in seated on a lotus blossom, Not very old-, this piece was lost wax cast method by the Sakya School of statue makers in Patan, Nepal. .
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1404002 (stock #6046)
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$200.00
Rare small sandstone head of the Buddha, circa 1000-1200CE mounted on museum quality stand. This has the classic broad features of a Mon/Dvarati image, some damage to nose. H: 4.1cm/1.6in, total H: (with stand)8.8bm/3.6in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1403233 (stock #6013)
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$250.00
Buddhist grey pottery “lotus petal” offering jar circa 1200- 1300CE with Chinese Zodiac, human figures and vajra impressed pattern. Excellent condition, no damage. This is from the independent Dali Kingdom which was centered in Yunnan Province. These were not used as “bone ash” reliquaries but were found in connection with tombs sometimes containing small offerings such as beads, gilt bronze objects or bits of paper with writing. H: 27cm/10.6in and D: 17cm/6.7in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1402608 (stock #5094)
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$100.00
Good monkey khik, carved from wood, contrary to how I see these often advertised they have little to do with attracting women, but are worn by on the side by men for luck and prosperity. The symbolism goes way back to Hindu mythology where the Shiva lingam represents primordial creative energy and the Monkey God Hanuman embodies courage and devotion. L: 5cm/2in. Unlike the cast metal types, this is a one off item and good example of Thai folk art. Free shipping HK registered Airma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1401045 (stock #5073)
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$500.00
Good circa late 19th/early 20th ce, Ningxia Tibetan Buddhist temple runner with two playful female “foo dogs” and pup, medallions, representing the nurturing aspect of the Yin principle, against an apricot colored background with 8 scattered floral sprays, surrounded by a border of auspicious Taoist and Buddhist symbols, rare are the fish images woven into the border.Condition: as most all Ningxia runners, 15cm/6in has been rewoven as these were originally 20 to 30 feet long and we...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1400886 (stock #5053)
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$500.00
Good circa late 19th/early 20th CE, Ningxia Tibetan Buddhist temple runner with two playful female “foo dogs” and pup medallions, representing the nurturing aspect of the Yin principle, against an apricot colored background with 8 scattered floral sprays, surrounded by a border of auspicious Taoist and Buddhist symbols. Quite unusual are the “Sahnka” symbols, conch, rarely seen in carpets- this represents the sound of the Dharma-beckoning people to awaken from ignorance. Exc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1398949 (stock #5041)
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$160.00
Ensemble of 4 Lanna Thai Buddhist reading implements (analogous to a Yad Torah Pointer). Used to mark pages and point out words while reciting a sutra from a Buddhist manuscript, i.e. individual pages sandwiched between two small wooden planks. The one with most vivid gold looks to have been re lacquered- circa 50 to 90 years old. Check enlargements for size.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1395353 (stock #4413)
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$130.00
Set of Qing Dynasty silver repoussé Chinese child’s hat ornaments. Very sweet little collection of 5 Budai and a lions face. Budai H: 2.9cm/1.1in and W: 2cm/o.8in and lion face D: 4.4cm/1.7in. The lion face has missing enamel on one ear. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1392720 (stock #4392)
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Quirky “Budai”circa Qing Dynasty, possibly much earlier. This is a high fired pottery molded piece. Stylistically this figure hasn’t changed much since the Song Dynasty so precise dating is difficult. This is an excavated piece as evidenced by traces of soil in the folds of the robe, and has a similar glaze to Jizhou but without the expected craquelure- quite possibly this Shekwan piece emulating a Song glaze. In excellent condition-H: 12.9cm/5in and W: 9.4cm/3.7in.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre 1800 item #1392391 (stock #4384)
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$60.00
Very fine ½ rupee silver coin from Bhutan circa 1790-1820. D: 20mm. Free registered shipping.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1391915 (stock #4370)
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$110.00
Tibetan Buddhist “windhorse” woodblock with loads of auspicious symbols (trigrams, dorjes etc) for printing small prayer flags about 40 to 50 years old, still perfectly usable (I’ve thought of making cards with this but never got around to it). The “wind horse” has its origins the earlier Bon folk religion but has been incorporated to Tantric art for the past couple of hundred years. I’ve researched few of interpretations of this symbol, which are quite complex so suf...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1381736 (stock #4243)
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$80.00
Quirky Chinese God circ late Qing to republic. Created in the classic style with a thin layer of gesso and overlay of red and black lacquer with traces of gold leaf. Seated in a “horse shoe” chair he possesses a stern demeanor. Some dame to one foot and the arms are missing from the chair. H: 19cm/7.5in.