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Jim Knopf Yokohama
Yantra - Triangles
India, 19th century
Distemper on cloth
H: 33 cm (13 in) / W: 32 cm (12 1/2 in)
Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1980 item #1146777
An impressive gold and silver necklace, with diamond, ruby and blue sapphire (the strings). In excellent condition. Size 43.5 cm. Size of the ornament 12.8 cm. Bottom part 4.4 cm.
Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1980 item #1146766
This gold (18 ct.) and silver pendant has a chandelier model and is decorated with diamonds, ruby and blue sapphire. In very good condition. Size 5.8 x 3.3.
A very fine and detailed piece inlaid with silver and copper. In the center a sitting Tirthankara. Beautiful wear and patina due to centuries of worshipping. H. 13 cm. Provenance: private collection Belgium.
From Maharashtra or Karnataka. H. 14 cm. The 23rd Tirthankara is symbolized by the cobra, which is modeled on the back of the figure. Provenance: private collection Belgium.
This South Indian piece was made in the 18th century and cast in two color bronze. (Ganga-Jumna) This very complicated technique is now lost. H. 12,4 cm Provenance: private collection Belgium
Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1900 item #1145994 (stock #4552)
A mother-of-pearl and bone inlaid wood crucifix, fixed on a pyramidal base and with affixed cylinders. Decorated with symbols of the Franciscan order, geometric and floral patterns. The origin (and age)of these crosses is still not evident, they are attributed to the Near East, specifically the Jerusalem area or the Indian Subcontinent, Gujarat. Condition: few missing inlays, few cracks, reverse with oldly filled cracks, top of base with apparently missing inlays...
This pendant and brooch consists of a beautiful carved amethyst head and a gilt silver frame with pearls, ruby, emerald etc. The pendant is in very good condition. Measurements: 8.2 x 5.6 cm. Weight: 47 grams. India.
Jack Nelis Asian Antiques
Sold to Spain
A rarely seen image of Vaishnavi, the consort of Lord Vishnu and also one of the eight Matrikas. Excellent casting, nice wear and patina due to Puja worship. H. 14 cm (5,5 inch), W. 10 cm (4 inch). Provenance: private collection Belgium.
Detailed copper repousse plaque with Vairocana, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, Akshobya and Ratnasambhava, the five Dhyani Buddhas. Decorated with turquoise, crane birds and other symbols. In good condition. Tibet. measurements: 56 x 36 x 2 cm.
Sandstone head of a goddess, from the famous erotic temples of Khajuraho, India. Chandella period (950-1050). The head is 32 cm (13 inch) high. Head plus stand 45 cm (18 inch). Museum quality piece. Provenance: private collection Belgium.
A finely made vase of copper to hold incense sticks. Part of the altar fittings for a Buddhist shrine. Tibet, mid- to late 19th cent. H 11.5 cm. Condition: Excellent w. natural wear. No dents.
Spoils of Time
A Southern Indian Brass Lota with chiseled and incised decoration of animated, turbaned figure in roundel repeated around the girth on a ground of saz vine with palmettes above a band of acanthus vine and birds. An inscription is stippled along the everted rim. Good condition - over cleaned, probably belying some greater age. The interior testifies as much with deep, even natural oxidation from use over time. Height: about 5 13/16 inches (14.76 cm)
Finely cast, with good wear and excellent patina. H. 13,5 cm (5.6 inch)
Depicting a Tirthankara surrounded by consorts, elephants and figures in seated posture. The shrine is inlaid with copper and silver. A very dine piece from Gujarat. H. 15 cm (6 inch). Provenance: private collection Belgium.
An Indian Kalamkari mat, probably from Coromandel coast, made of slightly padded and quilted chintz. The cotton ground is block-printed and painted with a central medallion surrounded by meandering exotic flowers and crenelation. Lined with printed cotton, indigo dyed fabric edging. Condition: clean, few very small old mends, little small age stains. Dimension: 121 cm x 83 cm.
The China Coast
Finely modeled figure dressed with sanghati, decorated in incised fashion, with hands in dhyana/meditation mudra, and seated on lotus throne. The face with urna is exceptionally well done. There is damage to the back of the curled headdress, some surface degradation and a number of tiny holes - none of which detract from the aesthetic appeal of this piece. From a private collection and acquired in Asia during the early 1960's. Measurements: H 16", W at widest point 10 1/2".
Very elegant and detailed statue of Vajrasattva. The Buddha sits on a double lotus throne and is decorated with blood coral and turquoise. In very good condition. Height: 25 cm., 20 cm. wide and 16 cm. deep.