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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Jewelry : Pre AD 1000 item #1456111 (stock #7105)
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$150.00
Quirky strands of bronze beads and Kushan charm in the shape of a Hindu Trishula (trident). I acquired these with a group of Kanishka coins that were found in the same place, circa 100CE. Large strand 25cm/9.8in and small strand 9.5cm/3.8in (the holes were too small to fit on the same cord as the larger one). Weight total: 40 grams. See last enlargement for scale. .Free shipping Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1453071 (stock #7158)
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$120.00
Nice circa 19th/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 : Decorative Art : Metals : Copper : Pre 1900 item #1452523 (stock #7154)
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$2,000.00
Fine and rare, large copper repousse and chased copper plate depicting a religious scene or narrative. This was acquired in Sri Lanka in the 1990s, the vendor said this was showing the life of Buddha, but the iconography suggests it is most likely Hindu as the central image is shown facing the left, sitting on a tiger pelt, set against a foliate scroll background. This could be representing Shiva with his consort Parvati and son Ganesh. Superb workmanship, circa 19th century. Diame...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1451893 (stock #7148)
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$180.00
Rare Phra Ha Roi (literally 500 Buddhas but in practice means a lot of tiny images) circa pre 15th century- possibly late Haripunchai or early Lanna Kingdom, terra cotta votive fragment. This was excavated near Lamphun, Northern Thailand. Worn surface as to be expected. H: 10cm/4in x W: 10cm/4in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1451419 (stock #7142)
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$1,500.00
Powerful Buddha image from the Tai Lue ethnic group from the Burma, Lao, Thai border region AKA “Golden Triangle”. Superficially these “folk images” lack the grace and serenity of the urban classical styles, but speak more from the heart of the people, as personal devotional merit making acts. This piece dates to around the 18th century; the “waisted” pedestal is typical of this period. Incorporated into the style is the much loved “bhumiparsha“ mudra, with stylized lot...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1450825 (stock #7134)
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$300.00
Very rare pottery bowl with Taoist imagery. This is made from a high fired light gray pottery, dipped in a white slip and with depictions of musicians, dancers and “demon” masks. This is a funerary piece; the symbology suggests the transition from this world to the afterlife. D: 14cm/5.5in and H: 5.2cm/2in. No cracks or chips, original pigments with some kiln warpage
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1450441 (stock #7127)
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$160.00
Clay “tsa tsa”, over 100 years old, with six tantric deities- there is one repair, noted in enlargements. H: 5.8cm/2.2in and W: 5.3cm/2.1in. Free shipping.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1450383 (stock #7126)
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$220.00
Rare, cast copper alloy (seems mostly copper) plaque, early Ceylon Kingdom, circa 100BCE-200CE, Anuradhapura Era. Obverse side: Lakshmi standing holding two lotus stalks, reverse: swastika. Head is missing. H: 36mm x W: 22cm. 9 grams.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1450058 (stock #7114)
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$200.00
Genuine 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 condition and guaranteed of the period. H: 6cm/2.4 and W: 5.1cm/2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1960 item #1449989 (stock #7109)
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$150.00
Charming votive folk embroidery, from the Saurashtra area of Gujarat, made by the Kanbi farmers caste, circa 50/60 years old. The two ply field is woven from all hand spun rough cotton thread; hand dyed silk thread and small glass mirrors. Ganesh is flanked by two female consorts and his “vehicle” of mice beneath him. These are brought out during religious and auspicious festivals, he traditionally has been viewed as the remover obstacles. Excellent condition. W: 54cm/21.1in and H: 56cm/...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Buddhist : Pre 1800 item #1449682 (stock #7098)
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$1,600.00
Exceptionally rare pair of temple iron door handles, circa early Kandy Period 18th century. Similar ones may be seen on the doors of the Sri Dalada Maligawa, Temple of the Tooth, home of the ancient relic of Buddha, Kandy, Sri Lanka. Exquisitely crafted with very fine brass, copper additions & traces of silver inlay work. Dome shape cover D: 12cm/4.2in, door handles are W: 12cm/4.2in x L: 12cm/4.2.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre 1920 item #1449316 (stock #7097)
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$200.00
Quirky wood low meditation, seat carved in the shape of a lingam and yoni (see underside), they symbolize "indivisible two-in-oneness of male and female, the passive space and active time from which all life originates". This is from Sri Lanka and is worn with age. L: 46.5cm/17.9in and W: 29.5cm/11.6in, and H: 4.5cm/1.8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre 1920 item #1449182 (stock #7092)
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$300.00
Beautiful old Sri Lanka Buddha “flame” from the cultural heartland of Kandy, carved from Jack fruit wood, minor pigment loss and one small chip. Last time I was in Sri Lanka 6 years ago these were impossible to find, I acquired this from a French expat who lived there 30 years ago. H: 24cm/16.2in and W: 26cm/10in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1449104 (stock #7091)
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$120.00
Two bone “knives” from the Golden Triangle. I acquired these in Chiang Mai Thailand about 20 years ago and was told that were used by a “hill tribe”, for ritual ceremonies that involved the symbolic letting of blood to heal the patient. Using bones in spiritual practices is a syncretic tradition in this region as the boundaries between Buddhism and the earlier Animist practices are blurred and seem to work in harmony with one another. These are old genuine old Shaman’s artif...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1446114 (stock #7035)
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$280.00
Quirky and eclectic collection of 35 small repousse auspicious good luck tokens.) 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 group that has a hallmark. Sc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1444568 (stock #6893)
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$150.00
Good Tang Dynasty gray clay brick/tile depicting “Atlas” type, Yakshi figure seated on a lotus blossom. I was in Taxila, (cradle of Gandharan Civilization) and saw a similar figure. This illustrates the Greco/Roman influence in Tang art. The lotus shows indicates an obvious Buddhist connection. The left side of the face is molded a bit obscure, but no damage. An unsual piece, in that it is smaller than the other ones I have had- ergo cheaper shipping. H: 16cm/6.2in and W: 10cm/4.1...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1492 item #1441675 (stock #6667)
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$200.00
Very rare small sandstone head of the Buddha in “Royal Attire”, Mon/Tongoo culture Burma circa 15th CE. An unusual and quirky piece I acquired in Mae Sai, Thailand, along the Burmese border, over 20 years ago. I bought a number of pieces (all fragments) made of sandstone and limestone and this is the last Jambupati image I have left. Since then I have never seen any again in Thailand or anywhere else. I was told they were dug up near Pegu (Bago) during a road construction project....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1420781 (stock #6442)
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$160.00
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. Free shipping.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1418407 (stock #6375)
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$110.00
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1418213 (stock #6356)
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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 or used by women to ward odd “evil men” and attract money. 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, hand car...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1418212 (stock #6355)
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$150.00
54 old coconut disc shaped beads mala. I acquired these beads in 1991 at the Barkhor Market in front of the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa. These have been restrung on elastic chord so it may be worn around the wrist. These are old hand made beads with beautiful natural patina. Each bead is Diameter: 14mm the entire strand is L: 225cm/8.8cm.
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 : 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 : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1454481 (stock #7098)
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Image of the “Tiger Taming Arhat”- Fúhǔ Luóhàn, mounted on traditional silk paper scroll. Actual painting D: 144cm/57in x 91cm/36in, mounted D: 190cm/75in x 104cm/41in. I am very fond of this depiction- Chinese interpretations usually show a man beating the tiger into submission with a metal ring, this one shows the Master and Tiger living at ease with one another- more in tune with the original idea that the Tiger was tamed with kindness and the two eventually becoming friends...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1452677 (stock #7155)
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Bronze “lost wax cast”, Rattanakosin style hand of a standing Buddha, depicting the Abhaya: dispelling fear gesture. This was cast separately and was not cut from a Buddha statue (no Buddha was harmed in the casting of this image). I have had this in my possession for over 20 years and date this to mid- 20th century, possibly earlier. There are still traces of red wax from casting process as well as a ceramic core. L: 24cm/9.5in. Please note this not a souvenir decorative export, but w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1450443 (stock #7128)
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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. This has an unusual stone core rather than ceramic. There are a few chips to the lacquer otherwise perfect condition. H: 14.7cm/5.9in and W: 5.7cm/2.3in. Free shipping
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre 1900 item #1449317 (stock #7078)
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Elegant Oval circa 19th century Sri Lanka repoussé and chased large copper box depicting a scene from Sarnath “Deer Park” where Buddha first taught the Dharma. Exceptional condition without dents, but possible old repair to hinge. L: 24cm/9.4in x H: 10cm/4in x W: 14.8cm/5.8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1445735 (stock #7031)
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A rare example of Xiwangmu, depicted as a Tang Noblewoman, circa early Qing Dynasty, possibly Ming. Probably the first feminist Goddess, in a strongly patriarchal society: “The Queen Mother was held in especially high regard by Chinese women who did not represent the societal norm of the submissive woman”. Condition as is, these usually have a votive niche in the back where the donor’s name, date and their wish. This can be accessed by removing some of the original paint but that w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre AD 1000 item #1442191 (stock #6675)
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Stone rubbing of the Buddha, Northern Wei Dynasty mounted a scroll with a portion of the Heart Sutra painted with modern calligraphy. Painting 101cm/39in x 62cm/24. Mounted dimensions: 160cm/62in x 74cm/29in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1427296 (stock #6566)
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Qing Dynasty painting on silk, of Dongyue Dadi, The Great Emperor of the Sacred Mountain of the East .He is the God of the Taoist holy mountain, Tai Shan, considered one of the 5 sacred peaks of China. There is large temple in Beijing dedicated to him. There is “foxing” on the mounting and tattered at the bottom but the painting itself is in good condition. H: 51cm/20in and W: 25.5cm/9.6in (mounted dimensions H: 75cm/20.5in and W: 40cm/15.8in).
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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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.