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Spanish Colonial era wooden Santos in form of Mary from the Philippines estimated to be 19th Century. Powder blue hues. High resolution images on request.
Burmese bronze Buddha sitting in Mara Vijaya (calling the earth to witness) posture on a base.
Age: Burma, Shan Period, 18th Century
Laos wooden Buddha standing on a base.
Age: Laos, 19th Century
A unusual and nicely made gilded relief dome cover Monk's alms bowl with glass inserts. Most of these types of bowls were made in Mandalay. Size: H. 19.2cm. W. 11cm. Condition: No repairs.
8Th - 12Th Century Bronze Buddha. 6,8 cm high. Original conditions. free from any repair.
An interesting gunpowder horn dating to the 19th / early 20th century. The slightly curved body is made from water buffalo horn, carved with different motifs as tendrils, fisch scales and Singa masks. The suspension area and the closing mechanism with Singa head, the wide end with a wooden stopper. The gunpowder was stored in the Batak house in large gourds, the chief carried his own personal supply in such containers like this one, which he wore suspended from a chain around his neck...
A beautiful gunpowder horn dating to the 19th / early 20th century. Please visti the website of the Metropolitan Museum for a similar Parpanggalahan (www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/316143). The slightly curved body is made from water buffalo horn, carved with curvilinear motifs, and one metal insert. At the center a frontal Singa mask with iron suspension lug, to which a chain would have been attached, the zoomorphic closing mechanism is also ending in a Singa head...
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A rare BENJARONG POLYCHROME TEACUP, specially made for the Siamese Court and Nobility, late 18th Century. Good condition overall, has one inconsequential hairline. Tested with hot tea for 2 hours: does NOT leak! Size: H. 5.5 cm. x 9 cm. diameter.
A framed pair of Southeast Asian palm leaf manuscripts, each side covered in gold leaf, with ornate filigree in red, and scenes of dancing people and beasts. With lines of text written in black lacquer pigment. These manuscripts have two holes each to be strung and bound together as a book. Professionally displayed suspended in glass and framed.
Dimensions: 21.25" L x 23" H (entire frame) 22.5" L x 5" H (each manuscript)
Antique Thai/Burmese Sanskrit book fragments, called a "parabaik", which were once majorly used to document societal information through text and drawings. Made from thick sheets of paper, either blackened for text or whitened for colored drawings, which were then glued and folded together. This book fragment has a central black panel, with religious Sanskrit text in gilt, and gilt pigment figures kneeling in prayer on either side...
A gunpowder horn dating to the 19th / early 20th century. The slightly curved body is made from water buffalo horn, the wide end with a stopper, a zoomorphic closing mechanism and a small iron suspension lug. The gunpowder was stored in the Batak house in large gourds, the chief carried his own personal supply in such containers, which he wore suspended from a chain around his neck. Condition: the closing mechanism plug was broken ( now glued) and has losses...
8Th - 10Th Century Gilt Bronze Buddha. 16 cm high
8Th - 10Th Century Bronze Sculpture. 10 cm high.
8Th - 10Th Century Bronze Head of Buddha. 4 cm high.
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Two rare Burmese/Shan small betel containers, 60 to 100 years old with “ku-nan kan byat” patterns and original inner trays. Genuine antique Burmese lacquer is almost impossible to find these days; I picked the larger one up in a small shop Luang Prabang, Laos in 1998. H: 8.7cm/3.4in and W: 10.2cm/4in, and the smaller one, H: 6.7cm/2.7in and D: 7.7cm/3in, in Chiang Mai this year. These have some old repairs, as well as a pleasing craclature typical of antique Burmese lacquer.
Colonial era Philippine Santos of a figure riding a horse, likely 18th century. High-resolution images on request.
This powder horn is dating to the 19th / early 20th century. The curved body is made from water buffalo horn, beautifully carved with curvilinear motifs, the wide end with a wooden stopper. The gunpowder was stored in the Batak house in large gourds, the chief carried his own personal supply in such containers, which he wore suspended from a chain around his neck. Condition: the spout was originally with a closing mechanism plug, now lost...
Small relief fragment in the shape of a head of Buddha, eyes closed, his slightly smiling face reflecting a profound inner serenity. Sandstone. Cambodia, Khmer Period, Bayon Style, 13th century. The piece is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Height (without stand): 12 cm. Erosion due to great age, trace of glue on the lower left side, otherwise very good condition.