All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1172803 (stock #566)
A fine antique Chinese carved zitan wood Buddha or Bodhisattva Monk figure. Exquisite artistic finely carved details from one solid piece of Zitan wood the hardest of all woods very rare. Carved features as in the image of a carved bamboo stock Chinese date mark on reverse. Measuring 18.5 inches tall or 47 cm. A museum quality piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1269049 (stock #653)
Antiquarian Art Co.
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 1700 item #1154696 (stock #537)
A fine Khymer period bronze Buddha fragment with traces of original gold gilding. Mounted to museum stand measuring overall 13 inches the Buddha 10 inches. A museum quality example would be a fine addition to any collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1226472 (stock #610)
Antiquarian Art Co.
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1155546 (stock #544)
Antiquarian Art Co.
Japanese bronze Ikebana planter with dragon and wave motif beautifully crafted artist signed in excellent condition with all original patina. Measuring 12.5 x 9.5 x 4 inches. A fine example of Japanese Meiji period bronze art.
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.
Antiquarian Art Co.
A beautiful Japanese Cloisonne charger or plate measuring 10 inches in diameter. With center medallion image of a Phoenix bird flanked by dragons. In excellent condition some manufacturing flaws on underside foot rim.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1190473 (stock #592)
A finely modeled Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906) pottery horse head with traces of original polychrome. Comes with a beautifully designed walnut display case with acrylic cover. Horse measures approx. 10 inches tall some loses to the left ear, A fine antique decorative piece.
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 : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #1399374 (stock #877)
Antiquarian Art Co.
Exquisite Japanese Madonna ningyo dolls of the Virgin Mary and Jesus. Gofun heads and hands, glass inset eyes, with delicate painted multi-stroke eyebrows and lower lashes on Madonna . Painted lips and a soft facial blush. Beautiful long black hair with painted hair strokes adorning her face. Halo's on both dolls, both dressed in beautiful silks and brocade's fabrics. They will come to you in a plexiglass display case. i do believe this is a very rare item and might be even one of a kind. However, I am not an expert on Japanese dolls. Wonderful rare set with a lovely sweet presence. Approximate dimensions of dolls : 11 and 8 inches ( 28 and 20 cm ) Approximately dimensions of case: 16x 10.5x 9 inches ( 40.5x 26.5x 23 cm)
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 : 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 : 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 : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1320022 (stock #738)
A beautiful Chinese antique embroidered silk robe with forbidden stich and fine detailed images of flowers incects robins egg blue background silk with embossed cloud and wan (swastica) symbol of buddist prosperity. A beautiful robe from a prominent Boston estate measuring approx 45" across widest point 42" L. In good conndition wear to the edges of sleaves and light food stain on front can by easily cleaned and restored to make an exqusite robe for wear or display.