Antique silver container with fitted lid obtained in the 1960s from Kathmandu. The body is intricately decorated with animals and natural elements. The lid of the piece resembles a cupola. there is a bird like head on top of a dragon like head that has it's mouth open with more heads coming out. The top also has a lizard. the bottom has human arms that embrace the container, between the hands reads an inscription. The interior is unfinished. There is a hole in the bottom where a plug may... Click for details
Chinese Carved Quan Yin
Chinese Quan Yin from the second half of the 20th century. It is made of rare aromatic Cheng Xiang wood. The figure stands statuesque and unperturbed atop a turbulent sea holding a string of beads. The robes drape gently down the figure and almost flutter in the wind. It measures 16" tall, base 5" diameter.
Antique Chinese Bronze Goose Incense Burner
Antique Chinese bronze incense burner in the form of a goose. The wings of the goose are also the lid of the incense holder. The feathers are done with great naturalism. Republic period, early 20th century. It measures 13.5" tall 8.5" long 4" wide.
Antique Stone carving of Mahalakshmi
Antique 11th-15th century stone carving of Mahalakshmi on a lotus blossom. Mahalakshmi is depicted with eighteen arms bearing: a string of beads, battle axe, mace, arrow, thunderbolt, lotus, bow, water pot, cudgel, lance, sword, shield, conch, bell, wine cup, trident, noose and the discus sudarsana. This form of the goddess Lakshmi emerges to kill Mahishasura. Obtained in the 1960s in Kathmandu. The stone, without stand, measures 13" tall 2.75" deep 8" wide.
Antique Stone Ganesha
Antique stone carving of Ganesha, the deity, deva, associated with the removal of obstacles. It was carved in the 19th century, acquired in Kathmandu in the 1960s. It measures 2.25" tall, 1"3/8" deep by 2" wide at base.
Antique Tibetan Bronze Vajra Dorje
Antique Tibetan bronze vajra dorje. The handle has three heads topped with a horse. The vajra connects the hilt to the head of Makara where a three edged blade is attached. It was made in Tibet in the 19th/20th century, obtained in Kathmandu in the 1960s. It measures 12" long.
Antique Chinese Hardwood Panel with Stone Inlay
An antique Chinese hardwood panel decorated with a view of various scholar and table objects arranged with flowers and auspicious motifs in jade, nephrite, carnelian, and other precious hardstones. The back of the panel is carved with the character, longevity in various forms of seal script. The panel may have hung in the zhong tang or central hall of a large residence in the past. Age: 19th century Size: length 37" height 68.25" width 2"
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Antique Indian Metal Tribal Statue
An interesting antique Indian tribal statue with a pair of two deities standing side by side, as if holding hands together set with an arch halo like form.The tribe is Gond, Bopal area of central India. Age: 20th century. Purchased from Katmandu in the 1960's. Size: length 4" width 1.25" height 5"
Set of Two Thai Bronze Sculptures of Monks
Set of two bronze Thai sculptures portraying a similar look to a pair usually seen in Thai temples of Buddha's main disciples, Ananda and Mahakasyapa. The one with hands held together is often the style seen for the image of Ananda and the other, interestingly enough, is holding a flower which represents a famous parable when the Buddha silently picked a flower and smiled, Mahakasyapa too silently smiled marking the transmission of the dharma. Age: 20th century Size: length 10" width 15.5"... Click for details
Chinese Agate Carving of a Tiger and Cub
A small Chinese agate carving of a tiger and her cub set on a wooden stand with motif of bamboo carved along with jagged rocks. The combination of bamboo and tigers in Chinese art can be seen as early as the Ming dynasty. The tiger, often represented as the king of the earth combined with bamboo a symbol of the mind of a literati, can be seen as the ideals of the individual. Age: 20th century Size: length 3.25" w. 2.5" height 3.25"