Small Indian Jain Bronze Figure of Vishnu and Lakshmi
Small Indian Jain bronze depicting the seated figure of Vishnu with Lakshmi seated on his left knee. Lakshmi, the inseparable energy of Vishnu, sits with her right arm around Vishnu's waist. Below him on the rectangular platform is the tiny figure of his vehicle Garuda, identifiable by his tiny but unmistakable wings. Two other smaller figures hold up each of Vishnu's knees.
Dimensions: 3 1/2" high x 2" wide x 1 1/2" deep
Japanese Antique Small Bronze Censor with Inlay
Japanese small bronze censor for a Buddhist shrine, made in a squat round form with inlaid gold metal shapes in a random pattern. Case mark on the bottom. Nice patina.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 2" high x 2 7/8" wide diameter
Tibetan 17th Century Bronze Offering Cup
Small antique Tibetan bronze cup. Intended for holding water in a Buddhist shrine. Made of bronze and shaped in the form of a lotus with petals starting in a gardroon and ending in a scalloped edge just below a ring around a smooth rim.
Dimensions: 2" high
Chinese Hardwood Painting Table
The whole body, except for the top, is carved in relief with lingzhi fungus of hardwood of rosewood family. The waist, the apron, and the connecting joints are also decorated. The legs are slight cabriole leg with block carved hoof feet.
65" x 33" x 25 1/2"
Chinese Antique Blue Glazed Monochrome Porcelain Vase
Antique Chinese porcelain vase with deep lapis blue monochrome glaze. Meiping form with ornately carved, possibly zitan wood lid and base.
Ch'ien Lung Period (1736-1795)
Dimensions: 13" high including base and lid. 9 1/2" high vase only.
Indian Jain Bronze Standing Figure of Ambika
Small Indian bronze figure of a standing female deity, most likely the protective Jain Mother Goddess, Ambika. Although it is difficult to tell for sure, the popularity of the Yakshi goddess in Jainism makes it probable.
The goddess stands in a very traditional straight pose associated with Jain statues. She holds various attributes in her four arms. Standing on either side are two smaller figures. Significant traces of a pink pigmentation and signs of wear from handling through the... Click for details
Indian Jain Bronze Figure of Seated Vishnu and Lakshmi
Indian Jain bronze figure of Vishnu with Lakshmi seated on his knee. Six other figures are present including 2 attendants on the bottom. The figure on the bottom is their friend and vehicle, Garuda. Incised with writing on the base and back.
Dimensions: 5 5/8" high x 3 1/4" wide x 2 1/2" deep.
Antique Japanese Pair of Baku Corbels
Pair of Architectural corbels of mythological elephant baku’s are commonly placed under the eaves of Japanese Buddhist temple and Shinto Shrines to wore off evil spirits. The baku devour dreams and nightmares and protector against evil. The baku cannot be summoned without caution, however as ancient legions say that if the baku is not satisfied after consuming the nightmares, he may devour ones hopes and dreams. The open mouth is to scare off demons and the closed mouth baku shelters and keeps... Click for details
Pair of Antique Japanese Buddhist Attendants
Japanese pair of Buddhist attendant figures. Each figure is carved of wood and painted with mineral pigments. Fine details are painted in gold gilt. They are draped in Chinese robes with long flowing sleeves, each wearing an ornate metal headdress. One attendant holds an offering, the other, a flower scepter made of wire with glass and wooden beads. Their inlaid eyes are made of glass.
Edo Period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: 10 1/2" - 11" high x 4 7/8" wide x 3 3/4" deep
Antique Tibetan Lacquered Burl Wood Container
A Tibetan round burl root wood container. The top surface of the lid is flattened with low relief carved rings. Inside the container has been lacquered in black, the edges of the container with traces of red pigment.