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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pre 1920 item #1168420 (stock #564)
A fine Antique New Guinea pacific island feast bowl hand carved from one solid hardwood log of the finest quality carving and form. A museum quality piece measuring approx. 29 inches in length a fine addition to any collection of interior. The huge feast bowls of the Admiralty Islands off the north coast of New Guinea are among the most impressive ritual vessels in Oceania. Widely used in the archipelago, they are thought to have been created by the Matankol people of Lou Island, both for local use and for exchange with neighboring groups. The enormous bowls formerly were used to display and serve large quantities of food during ceremonial feasts. The body was carved from a single block of wood, but the handles often were made separately. At times, the handles include stylized human or animal imagery, and the spiral forms seen here have been interpreted variously as representations of pig’s tusks, snail shells, or the curling tails of reptiles or cuscus (a local marsupial).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1284981 (stock #681)
A fine Mayan Jade classic period pectoral chest ornament plaque. From a Stanford collection measuring 11.5" x 7".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1269049 (stock #653)
This image of the Buddha is in a naturalistic style most probably prompted by colonial influences. It has been carved in wood, lacquered and gilded and inset with glass fragments backed with coloured foil (known as hman-zi- shwei-cha) and overlaid thayo work, a process whereby thin, rolled strands of lacquer and ash putty are applied in patterns. The image is in the Mandalay style and shows the Buddha seated in vajrasana, with his right hand gesturing to the earth in the bhumisparsa mudra position. It is probably the most characteristic form of religious sculpture in Burma (Lowry, 1974). The posture, known as 'calling the earth to witness', represents the moment when the Buddha was seated in meditation under the Bodhi tree during the evening before his enlightenment. Mara asked him to name anyone who would give evidence that he had given alms, and the Buddha motioned to the earth with his right hand and said that the earth would bear witness to that - in a previous incarnation when he was known as Vessantara, he had given alms to such an extent that the earth had begun to quake. The image shows the Buddha seated on a low platform or socle and dressed in ample robes with naturalistic folds and pleating. Earlier images of the Buddha across Southeast Asia tended to show the monastic robes in a much more schematic way. The eyes have been inlaid with a white material, usually described as mother-of-pearl, with black pupils probably painted on with black lacquer. The cranial protuberance (unisha) is rounded and the head decorated with tight curls in low relief. Unusually, the curls are arrayed in a pattern on the back of the head, rather than being in a more typical, somewhat random manner. The image has been lacquered with black lacquer and then gilded. Overall, the image is very sculptural and decorative: the naturalistic flow of the robes, and the refinement of the face, are particularly pleasing.37"T x 32"W x 24"D. In good antique condition some minor losses and age cracking.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1154546 (stock #535)
An antique bronze head of the Buddha Thailand Sukhothai style early 19th century. A serene face with elogated ears and a top unisa flame. in good antique condition measuring approx. 13.5 inches tall with mounted stand the Buddha it self overall approx. 12 inches,
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1357142 (stock #798)
Authentic pair antique Ming dynasty green glazed terra-cotta tomb figure dating to circa 1368 – 1644 AD. Chinese Ming dynasty green and amber lead-glazed pottery funerary figures with separately moulded removable heads, each standing on a hexagonal waisted plinth. The attendants were typically located within the main burial chamber. They were responsible for taking care of the personal details of the life of the deceased inside the tomb. Each measuring approx 15.5 inches tall and 4.5 x 4.5 at base. Some minor restoratations and losses commensurate of age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1322965 (stock #742)
An ancient southeast Asian (Thailand) pottery bowl from the Ban Chiang culture, dating to approximately 500 B.C. A wonderful piece measuring approx 10" x 8.5" in excellent ancient condition a small hair line at the top edge. This a distinctive vessel with a bold form and individualistic style, the body rises from a rounded base. The piece is adorned with exuberant painted curvilinear forms This striking earthenware vase was produced at the site of Ban Chiang, Thailand, and is typical of works attributed to its later phases. A site of remarkable social complexity, Ban Chiang is considered the most important prehistoric settlement so far discovered in southeast Asia. It marks an important stage in human cultural, social and technological evolution, presenting the earliest evidence for farming and complex metallurgy in the entire region. Its long cultural sequence, size and economic status has no parallel in any other contemporary site. Representing a seminal point in the history of human development in its region, it is unusual for vessels of this type to survive undamaged and in such excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1340412 (stock #774)
Beautiful Japanese carved wood tray with bamboo and poetry design. In excellent condition 14.0ʺW × 11.5ʺD × 1.25ʺH.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1339430 (stock #770)
Late 19th Century Qing Dynasty whit marble carving of Guanyin, the bodhisattva of compassion, in chariot with attendant. Dimensions 24.0ʺW × 8.0ʺD × 10.0ʺH.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1251330 (stock #629)
A fine Chinese jade hand mirror inlaid with semi precious stone decorations of coral turquoise amethyst and multi color jade. Beveled thick glass mirror mounted in gilt silver mount. Measuring approx. 11 inches long.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1189356 (stock #580)
A beautiful antique Tibetan Nepal Bronze Tara Buddha c,.1900 measuring approx. 15 inches tall beautiful form and intricate details in excellent antique condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre 1900 item #1311420 (stock #732)
Classic Greek pottery Hydria form jar hand painted classical figures. A grand tour example c.1890 of the finest quality. Measuring 14" x 13". In excellent antique condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1232543 (stock #617)
Olmec Jade Mask Pendant Origin: Mexico, Circa: 1200 BC to 900 BC, Dimensions: 3 5/8 high x 2.5 wide, Collection: Pre-Columbian, Olmec, Medium: Jade.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1025753 (stock #367)
A fine authentic pre Columbian Jaguar vessel in good all original condition measuring approx. 13 inches tall a museum quality example.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #994837 (stock #319)
A beautiful African carved ivory figure of a nursing mother west Africa with beautiful patina measuring approx. 13 inches in length. A fine investment quality antique.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1131887 (stock #498)
A beautiful pair of Chinese export famille rose vases with exquisite intricate hand painted motif of birds and flowers both in excellent condition. Measuring approx. 10 inches tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1344500 (stock #788)
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An exquisite Olmec culture pre Columbian Mexico Jade hard stone mask. Measuring 8" x 6" x 3". A beautifully carved image with bold facial features. In ancient condition with centuries of deterioration of the stone matrix from being buried in an acidic soil, leaving the harder Jade intact authenticating the age. From a Stanford collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1492 item #1157750 (stock #545)
A beautiful antique carved stone statue of a Hindu deity 10 - 11th century. Of a red sandstone measuring approx. 18.5 inches tall. A fine example would be a nice addition to any collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1226472 (stock #610)
A fine antique Chinese export tea caddy with original compartment containers in excellent condition one foot in back replaced. measuring approx. 9 x 7 x 5 inches.