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Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1980 item #1045511
The Bodhisattva Collection
SOLD
From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a very large teakwood sideboard / buffet from Kerala in Southern India, crafted with old-growth teakwood using carved sunburst motifs for the compartment doors. A very understated yet elegant example featuring large compartments and a large top surface area, making it very functional besides its strong appeal as highly decorative ethnic furniture.

Size and Condition: A large piece at 74 inches wide, 34 inches tall, 23 inches deep...

Indian Subcontinent : India : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1034781
The Bodhisattva Collection
$1,550.00
From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a fine 19th century brass surahi (water flask) paired with a large Kashmiri flashed-silver over lacquered-brass undertray, also 19th century. These two pieces were not originally part of a formal set, but we find that they make for an attractive and logical pairing. The surahi is of traditional form with large bulbous body, splayed foot, and long tapering neck...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1032788
The Bodhisattva Collection
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From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a large and elegant hand-etched brass floor lamp from Southern India. The etched designs on this piece are really quite intricate, and it is clear that a tremendous amount of time and handiwork went into the layout and artistry of this piece.

Size and Condition: 71 inches tall (just shy of 6 feet), lampshade is 18 inches in diameter at widest point. The lamp has been fitted with American electrical hardware and is still in good working order...

Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1980 item #1032485
The Bodhisattva Collection
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From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a large and fine vintage Pakistani Bokhara rug using extra fine wool and silk in classic Tekke Gul design, handwoven on a vertical loom with cotton base, using a combination of natural mineral pigments and synthetic dyes in brown, black, taupe, cream, and pale green. Whilst Bokhara rugs are often perceived as utilitarian in nature and not seen as art objects by their makers, this particular rug is of such good quality that the maker decided to sign it...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Metalwork : Pre 2000 item #1031665
The Bodhisattva Collection
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From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a large enameled silver box from Jaipur, Rajasthan (India), featuring a very attractively painted elephant in regal attire executed in royal blue against an irridescent turquoise background, with floral motifs in green, blue, and champagne color around the borders and on the sides, all executed upon high grade silver. This particular box is a larger example of another similar piece we offer, item # 937150...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1029643 (stock #T152)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$550.00
The Tibetan leather flint pouch (aka strike a light) is properly known as a "mechag" (me = fire , chag = iron) or fire iron. This Tibetan flint pouch is decorated with ornate silver and bronze ornamentation with an inset red bead which appears to be a replacement for the original bead. The pouch would have been secured to the wears belt with the attached leather strap...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Paintings : Pre 2000 item #1026523
The Bodhisattva Collection
$675.00
(framed)
From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a superb contemporary Indian miniature painting, executed in a very rich and intricately colored palette of burgundy, pink, dark green, mint green, blue green, mustard, peach, light blue, red, brown, black, white, blue-grey, and gilt. Ordinarily we prefer only the antique miniatures, but we thought this one was so well-done that we made an exception...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1025553
The Bodhisattva Collection
$3,250.00
(Framed)
From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a fine and large tempura on silk original painting depicting figures in what seems like a celestial dance, almost a magical procession...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1023978
Zentner Collection
Price on Request
A beautifully carved and polychromed alabaster figure of a standing female divinity, wearing a dark green sari scattered with a gilt floral pattern, both hands held out towards the front, youthful face with large eyes and simple gilt diadem encircling her black-painted hair, Indian, 19th century. Size: 31" high x 13 1/2" wide x 7 1/2" deep.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1016288
The Bodhisattva Collection
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From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a large and fine vintage thangka, either Tibetan or Nepalese, executed in a subdued yet very elegant palette emphasizing substantial gold use, along with blue, coral, gray, brown, taupe, white, and light green, all painted in an unusually meticulous and finely detailed fashion that is almost more like satsuma workmanship than typical thangka painting...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1014155
Zentner Collection
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Long Chinese/Tibetan rug, made of wool, woven with design of 5 dragons and swirling clouds on rust color ground, circa first quarter of 20th century. Size: 181" long x 32" wide
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1012290 (stock #T151)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$650.00
Originally part of a full sized Tibetan adult costume, this piece was cut down to complete a childs festival costume. Decorated with turquoise, coins, tassels and silver ornaments, this type of textile accessory would often be attached to the elaborate headdress or hat and drape down the back to complete the wearers costume. The Tibetan people are not wastefull and items of festival garments in any condition are hard to acquire. I have had it hanging on my wall for a number of years...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1006636 (stock #0579)
Korean Art and Antiques
$5,000.00
Nepalese Mask of a Humla Aesthete with a Thorja Topknot. 11 inches, 28 cm. From the collection of Irwin Hersey, renowned author on Asian and primitive art, and publisher of the Primitive Art Newsletter in the 1970s. Irwin Hersey was an advisor to museums and prominent collectors, and vetted pieces for many of the international tribal art fairs and Asian art fairs.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1006635 (stock #0578)
Korean Art and Antiques
Sold to the Rubin Museum
Nepalese Rai Tribe Mask with Pigment. 10.75 inches, 27.5 cm.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1006634 (stock #0577)
Korean Art and Antiques
Sold to the Rubin Museum
Nepalese Middle Hills Mask with a Third Eye. 10.75 inches, 27.5 cm.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1006633 (stock #0576)
Korean Art and Antiques
Sold to the Rubin Museum
Nepalese Middle Hills Joker Mask. 9.25 inches 23.5 cm.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1006632 (stock #0575)
Korean Art and Antiques
$7000.00
Nepalese Magar Tribe Mask with a Vagina and an Inscription in the forehead, and a Penis Nose. 9.5 inches, 24 cm. From the collection of Irwin Hersey, renowned author on Asian and primitive art, and publisher of the Primitive Art Newsletter in the 1970s. Irwin Hersey was an advisor to museums and prominent collectors, and vetted pieces for many of the international tribal art fairs and Asian art fairs.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1006631 (stock #0574)
Korean Art and Antiques
$5,000.00
Nepalese Terai Region Maiden Mask, 10.25 inches, 26 cm. From the collection of Irwin Hersey, renowned author on Asian and primitive art, and publisher of the Primitive Art Newsletter in the 1970s. Irwin Hersey was an advisor to museums and prominent collectors, and vetted pieces for many of the international tribal art fairs and Asian art fairs.
 
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