A rare graduated set of seven Burmese bronze, opium weights, in the form of a Mon duck, 17th-19th century, cast on an octagonal base, thought to be a reliable judge of the purity or impurity of silver alloys. Provenance: Collection of a former diplomat, he
A Chinese gilt bronze censer and cover, having six panels depicting animal and floral motifs, with two mythical lion mask handles, the lid is decorated with pierced scrolling fret-work and, central mythical lion finial. Height 12.5 cm
A Chinese bronze seated figure of Amitbha Buddha, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, circa 1780, seating in a square throne in front of a flaming mandorla with Dhyana-mudra, the front bottom of the throne inscribed 'Da Qing Qian Long Kang Zi Nian Jing Zao&
A rare complete graduated set of eight Burmese bronze opium weights, in the form of mythical bird, 17th-19th century, comprising the tongue and mane of a lion, the horns of a deer, the feet of an elephant, and the tail of a horse, on a tapering square base
A good Chinese bronze mirror, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century, the stand heavily cast in the form of a mysterious animal, possibly a 'Xiezhi' in a resting position with the front left leg kneeling, head turning back, two 'ruyi' s
A signed Japanese bronze tsuba, 20th century. the circular pierced tsuba with a relief moulded male figure holding a fan upon a scroll patterned ground, inlaid with silver and brass alloys or shakudo, with Buddhist symbols, and script, diameter 8 cm
A gilt bronze figure of Buddha Qianlong mark and period, the figure of Shakyamuni Buddha seated in meditative dhyanasana, the right arm lowered in bhumisparsamudra the left in dhyanamudra, wearing a loosely draped robe, the face with gentle expression and
A bronze figure of eleven-headed Avalokiteshvara, having eight arms and eleven heads, the principle hands clasped in front, standing on a lotus flower base, wearing beaded chains and flowing drapery, set on stand, 58 cm high (excluding stand)
A Chinese bronze vase, baluster shape, decorated in low relief with two sinuous five-clawed dragons amongst fiery clouds above an ocean of tumultuous waves, four character Qianlong seal mark under the base. Height 25 cm
A Chinese bronze archaic type vessel, squat ovoid form with lug handles, a raised relief geometric band encircles the shoulder with two mask highlights, spreading circular short foot. Green patina, ink hand drawn calligraphy to old label on base. Height 16
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