A root wood carving in an Irregular form Echoing the shape of the natural twisted Roots, Meiji period [1868-1912], the sculpture has a rich patina & texture, used as a Kadai, display stand, shaped wood objects, henboku are appreciated in china & Ja
A large and impressive Chinese rosewood or hongmu wood carved statue of Shao Xing, the god of longevity stands accompanied by children and foo dogs, holds in his right hand a peach, a double string of mala beads slung from his wrist, a crane flies amongst
A Japanese Tanto, blade made by Taikei Naotane, 19th century, Kozuka made by Kanesada of Seki, minuki made of Shakudo with gold inlaid dragons with silver foiled habaki, gold dragon pattern inlaid to the Fuchi and Kashira, the tsuba with floral designs, la
A Death Mask, Monpa, East Bhutan, (early twentieth century), carved wood and pigment, 25 cm high. Provenance: Private Collection. Acquired from above by Dr Peter Elliott, in 1994, Used in the dance to the Lama after his death.
A hardwood brushrest Qing dynasty resembling zitan, carved as a mountainous landscape with a figure in a sampan beneath a gnarled pine tree and others on the shore, the dark wood with smooth dark patina 20.5 cm long
A gilt wood Japanese figure of The Buddha, Shakyamuno, Edo period, The standing figure with well carved serene face and tightly curled hair in copper, his right hand raised in vitarka mudra, the left arm lowered, dressed in crisply flowing robes opened to
A Cambodian temple Buddha image, possibly 19th century, mounted on stand, carved wood, very worn condition, signs of an old gilt finish Provenance: from the private collection of an Australian diplomat, collected throughout Asia in the 1980's and 1990's. H
A turquoise carving of a maiden and boy the maiden with an open book in her left hand and a fan in the right, seated in front of her companion standing beside a banana palm and with a crane perched to one side, wood stand (2) 7.7 cm high
A Chinese carved wood figure of Quan Yin, the figure seated cross-legged in 'Dhyanasana', with the left hand raised in 'Abhaya mudra', the head crowned with a richly decorated diadem featuring the Amitabha Buddha in the centre, Guanyin's loose tendrils of
A pair of carved zitan stands, Qing dynasty each of rectangular form, the panelled top above a shaped apron on either side carved in the form of a stylised bat with wings outstretched, the moulded ends extending down to form the sides, terminating in incur
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