Small Chinese Ming natural Celadon finished dish with ribbed interior with fluted flange. Excellent condition with natural patina consistent with age.
Celadon is a term for pottery denoting both wares glazed in the jade green celadon color, also known as greenware (the term specialists now tend to use, and a type of transparent glaze, often with small cracks, that was first used on greenware, but later used on other porcelains. Celadon originated in China, though the term is purely... Click for details
Antique Small Jade Fluted Bowl
Small Jade fluted bowl most likely a water coupe for calligraphy. Dates from the 19th century.
Provenance Viboonoradej Collection
Dates Qing Dynasty Size H 3/4" W 2 1/4"
Antique Chinese Peking Glass Bowl
Chinese Yellow Peking Glass Bowl, embossed with a floral motif. Cylindrical lip over a bowl shape body over a recessed foot. Imperial Yellow. Dates from early 20th century.
Collection of Ming Gallery Dates c1920 Size H 1.5" W 3"
Early 18th Century Indian Wood Stele of Indra and Consort
Indian Wood Stele of Indra and Consort seated in 'royal ease' on lotus throne under the crest of the flaming Kirtimukha lion-torso figure with arms outstretched. Wondrously carved, standing attendants at each side. Worn with devotional usage. Traces of old pigment.
Pair of recumbent elephants and deity at base.
Handley Collection, purchased Sotheby's March 1988
Size: 23"H x 13" W x 5" D
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Mid 17th Century Nepalese Stone Stele Vishnu Striding Earth
Nepalese Stone mandorla shaped stele with Vishnu four-armed striding the earth with his giant stride. Light grey stone plinth with devotee and consorts at lotus throne base. Rough back at reverse. Hishnu was know to be able to cover the entire distance around earth in three strides.
Provenance Handley Pvt. Collection
Circa early 17th century
Size: 14 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W x 3" D
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Chinese Tang Dynasty Guardian
Chinese Tang Dynasty Guardian, having dramatic features and detail, a magnificent terrecotta warrior. Known as mingqui in Chinese, these figures were of servants, soldiers (in male tombs) and attendants such as dancers and musicians, with many no doubt representing courtesans. In burials of people of high rank there may be soldiers and officials as well.
Provenance East Coast Collection
Dates From Tang Dynasty (618AD-907AD)
Size H 22 1/4" x W 8" x D 4"
Sri Lanka Bronze Stupa Ritual Object
Sri Lanka Bronze Stupa ritual object beautifully modeled with pointed top, dangling metal ornaments at top cap, ribbed spire, four-cornered to represent the four directions, ribbed middle section, etched floral design on flanges. Beautiful original patina, consistent with age.
Provenance Handly Collection
Size: 13" H x 8 1/2" W x 8 1/2" D
imperial peking glass snuff bottle
Imperial peking glass snuff bottle, beautifully formed with recessed foot.
Provenance Howard Capland "Jade Collector" Dates from 19th century Size H 2 3/4" x W 1 3/4" x 1"
17th C. Indian Stone Bust of Brahma
Indian stone bust of Brahma with three heads, Central India. Crowned headdress with raiment of a royal being. Light grey stone, benevolent countenance.
Brahma known as the creator god in Hinduism. He is also a consort of Saraswati and he is the father of Four Kumaras, Narada, Daksha, Marich, along with many more.
Several Puranas describe him as emerging from a lotus, connected to the navel of Lord Vishnu. Other Puranas suggest that he is born from Shiva or his aspects, or... Click for details
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Rare Late 17th C. Nepalese Narimsimha Black Schist Head
Very unusual an rare Nepalese Simhamukha, also known as Narimsimha, avatar of Vishnu, ferocious countenance of half man, half lion, black schist head model on stand. Old losses with original patina consistent with age.
In terms of these Higher Tantras, a meditation deity (yi-dam lha) who is both wrathful and female is the Jnana Dakini Simhamukha. It is important to understand that, despite her exceedingly wrathful appearance and animal head, she is not a guardian spirit (srung-ma),... Click for details