Antique & Design

 

Oriental Antiques from Asia and India

 

 

 

Title  A very rare gilt copper Ceremonial Mace of the 19th century known as a Soota

Dimensions

Height 104 cm

Width 18 cm

Depth 10 cm

Weight 2.7kg

Description

A rare beautifully made ceremonial mace in repousse copper and mercurial gilding.  Apparently similar but smaller examples were brought out of India in the 1980's by an English Antiques connoisseur. This item is twice that size. Hand beaten from sheets of copper or brass. The skills in this repousse work is formidable, working to form the image from the inside out including the well figured leopards head.  Made in four sections and joined internally with hand cut steel screw thread. The entire piece is then mercurial gilded with real gold.

This type of mace  known as a Soonta or souta was usually carried by a Souta berdar as part of the regalia of a Maharaja.

A similar example was sold by Christies in October 2011 in south Kensington for GBP 13,750.

 

Indian 19th century.

 


Price AUD $5950

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Title Antique GILT copper/ Bronze MING Dynasty BUDDHA

Dimensions

Width 23cm

Height 33cm

Depth 19cm

Description

 

Antique Ming Dynasty Buddha gilt bronze statue seated  on a flowering lotus pedestal..

The traditional costume sculpted hair with and dress with parcel gold leaf gilding of superb quality.

Chinese Statues of this age are extremely rare and highly sought after by collectors.

This very rare early 18th century buddha has beautifully shaped hands and long ears for longevity .

China 1680

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Title  Marble table with Chinese tang Dynasty peotry inscribed

Dimensions

Height 49 cm

Width 101 cm

Depth 55 cm



Description

An unusual marble based occasional table with the top slab with an inscribed poem from a Tang Dynasty scholar.

Perfect as a centre or coffee table or as a hall console table.

The top has a marble appearance and is very heavy  as it is a solid slab 8 cm thick. Traces of colouring can be seen in the inscription and on the rough hewn edges. The underneath surface of the slab has traces of mortar adhesion.

The white marble square base measures 41 x 41 x 40 cm .


Chinese , age unknown

Price $2975

 



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Title  Antique Chinese gilt bronze and patinated bronze Koro or incense burner

Dimensions

Height 17 cm

Width 14 cm

Depth 17 cm



Description

 

A well carved and cast bronze incense burner with different scenes to each side, highlighted in gilt bronze. . The lift off top lid is in solid bronze with gilt details of floral design.

 

The angular handles to each side with carved meander pattern and gilt details with a stylised gilded dragon motif to body.

The whole raised on elegant Tang period style legs .

Weight around 2.2 kg

Cast character siganutre underneath.

 

China circa 1840


Price AUD $1450

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Title Large Chinese solid bronze urn with silver inlay, a censor or incense burner cauldron bowl

Dimensions

Height 25cm

Diameter 25cm

Weight 3.6kg

 
Description

 

 

A solid bronze cast cauldron shaped large bowl of substantial weight of 3.6kg. The gorgeous shaped bowl with flared base and well rounded upper lid edge. Below this lid is a banding on incised and silver inlaid floral design that joins the double handle lugs on each side. These ligs are applied with hand turned and wrought hand made brass nuts to the inside.

No signatured or stamps, consistent with temple or monastery pieces or very high quality.

The shape, is an interpretation of the terracotta urns used to ferment suaces or contain wine, whereby the lid was fastened with cord through the handle lugs and a seal of clay , applied around these cords.

Sometimes these caulron shapes are used in temples and filled with sand to hold burning incensence taper sticks.


Chinese late 19th century

Price  $485

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Title Black Glazed Chinese wine bowl or dish

Dimensions

Width 19cm

Height 7cm

Weight 530 grams

Description

Black Glazed Chinese wine dish or serving bowl of large size. good condition with unglazed base.


China Circa 1790-1830

Price AUD $495

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Title Glazed Chinese Celadon vase with incised design

Dimensions

Width 12cm

Height 21cm

Weight  650 grams

Description

 

Gorgeous shaped celadon glaze vase with incised design unglazed base
China Circa 1850

Price AUD $695

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Title Glazed Chinese rice wine ewer Vase Bottle

Dimensions

Width 18cm

Height 23cm

Depth 14.5cm
weight 1.3 kg


Description

Black Glazed Chinese ewer or wine bottle with two tone glazing and beautifully sculpted cockrel spout.

Unglazed base complete with blue drip glaze and twin tie lugs on each side of the handle.


China 19th century or earlier

Price AUD $595

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Title Glazed Chinese Double Fish Vase Bottle

Dimensions

Width 17cm

Height 25cm

Depth 7cm
weight 700 grams


Description Glazed Chinese double fish vase or wine bottle with two tone glazing and beautifully sculpted scales. On later carved rosewood base
China Circa 1930

Price AUD $450

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Title    Glazed Chinese Wine Urn fully glazed interior 19th century

Dimensions

Width 24cm

Height 17cm

Depth 25cm

Description

Glazed Chinese wine urn with glazed interior and two tiger's heads and knobbed rim. 19th Century.

Price AUD $585

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Title Superb heavy silvered  Tiger pendant with green stone centre

Dimensions

Height 70 mm

Width 55 mm
Depth 25 mm

 

Weight 125 grams


Description

Chinese silvered filligrework metal mounted Jade like pendant with double sided motif of a crouching tiger, surrounded by wirework silver butterflies. The top mount with a silver loop for suspension by a chain or silk cord.

 

Superb quality green jade like stone disk with good patina.

 

 

Chinese unmarked , no date stamp

Price  $195

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Title  Pair Antique Ming Dynasty style Bronze Buddha statues

Dimensions

Width 15cm

Height 35cm

Depth 16cm

Description

Antique late 18th early 19th century gilt bronze Buddha statues finely worked detail and traditional design. Rare pair of antique bronze buddha statues seated on raised pedestals and with pierced metal work . In the Ming Dynasty but most probably 18/early19th century origin. Good detailed engraving all round and nice original patina. Heavy cast 4.7kg and 5.5 kg each From a connoisseur's private collection first time offered here for sale. One statue represents a general while the other represents the Goddess of Mercy gung yan or kwan yin..

 

China 1800's

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Title Antique Qing Dynasty Gilt Bronze Tibetan Buddha

Dimensions

Width 14cm

Height 20cm

Depth 11cm

Description

Antique gilt bronze Tibetan Buddha finely worked detail and traditional design. 19th century or earlier. No foundry marks or signatures to date this by. Qing or Ching Dynasty period , beautifully worked details all around.



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Title BIG grand sized palatial buddha, gilt bronze

Dimensions

Height 57 cm

Width 30 cm

Depth 28 cm

Description

A very large statue in mercurial gilt bronze of the young goddess Kwan Yin or KWUN YAM, goddess of mercy.

This Palacial sized bronze is finely worked with the state seated on a stylised LOTUS blossom. The figure retains its original MERCURIAL GILDING and is in very good condition. Origin, late QING, Ching dynasty China, palace quality.

The finely chiselled and sculpted face with divine countenance, and the figure is signed at the back in traditional Chinese script, see other images below…

Great condition straight in the home, art gallery antique shop or temple.

Height 57 cm

Width 30 cm

Depth 28 cm

Origin: China, Circa 1900



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Title Antique Gilt Bronze Ming Dynasty Buddha

Dimensions

Width 156cm

Height 26cm

Depth 8cm

Description

Antique gilt bronze Ming Dynasty Buddha seated on a pierced lotus ornamented pedestal with finely worked detail and traditional design. 18th century or earlier. Impressed foundry mark or signatures to the back of this piece. Gold leaf tracery and original patina.

 


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Title Antique Gilt Bronze Tibetan Buddha  Ming Dynasty

Dimensions

Width 12cm

Height 27cm

Depth 9cm

Description

Antique gilt bronze n Buddha Ming Dynasty, 18th century or earlier. This finely worked bronze figure with gold leaf detail and traditional design. An impressed character mark to the back, possibly a owner or foundry stamp. The seated Sakimuri Buddha on a shaped pedestal and traditional

lotus flower base.

 


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Title Antique Gilt Bronze Buddha Ming Dynasty signed to back

Dimensions

Width 19cm

Height 25cm

Depth 11cm

Description

Superb quality antique gilt bronze Goddess of Mercy  bronze Buddha finely worked detail and traditional design.

18th century or earlier. Signed to back with incised inscription but No foundry marks. Original gold leaf and patina.

origin: China 1700's


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Title Antique GILT Bronze MING Dynasty BUDDHA

Dimensions

Width 22cm

Height 41cm

Depth 21cm

Description Antique Ming Dynasty Buddha gilt bronze statue seated on traditional lotus flower base.

The traditional costume sculpted hat and dress with parcel gilding and tracery paintwork of superb quality.

Chinese Statues of this age are extremely rare and highly sought after by collectors.

This very rare early 18th century buddha is complete with lotus flower in one hand and an orb in the other hand.

China 1700's or earlier

Price $7,588 AUD

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Title Antique Bronze Qing Dynasty Buddha

Dimensions

Width 22cm

Height 34cm

Depth 11cm

Description Antique Chinese QING, Ching Dynasty bronze Buddha finely worked detail and traditional design. Beginning of the 19th century or earlier. No foundry marks or signatures to date this by. Representing the thousand hands of the Goddess of Mercy .

This large statue is cast in three sections, the lotus seat, the aora and the figure. it has been finely chisseled and well looked after.


 


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Title  PAIR of Antique Gilt Bronze Buddha statues standing

Dimensions

Width 156cm

Height 26cm

Depth 8cm

Description

beautiful pair of large statues in mercurial gilt bronze of the Students of Sakimuni, one young and one aged and wise.

These Palatial quality bronzes are finely worked with the standing figures with hands in prayer. The figures retains their original MERCURIAL GILDING , encrusted with gold left behind after the mercury has been fired off and evaporated, and are in very good condition. Origin, late Ching dynasty China, palace quality.

The finely chiselled and sculpted face with divine countenance. The figures are not signed or dated but the quality of these antique statues indicate late Qing, Ching dynasty origin , China. ..see other images below…

Great condition straight in the home, art gallery antique shop or temple.

Height 37 cm

Width 11 cm

Depth 11 cm

Weight: 6 kg

China late 1800's


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Title   Pair of solid bronze crane  sculptures representing Longevity and Marriage

Dimensions

 

Height 103 cm

Width 45 cm
Depth 23cm

 

Height 85 cm

Width 344 cm
Depth 23cm


Description

An impressive sized pair of solid bronze life size statue crane statues in courting posture. Beautiful antique green verdigris patina.  Perfect for indoors or in a fountain water feature, very heavy lost wax technique cast bronze.

The symbolisim behind these gorgeous statues is from the asian influence of longevity and a long lasting marriage, which makes these a perfect wedding gift or ideal house warming present.

 

20th century unsigned


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Title  Imerial Chinese laquered pine rice barrel 4 character signature

Dimensions

Height 44cm

Width 28 cm

Depth 28 cm

Weight: 1.6kg

Description

An Imperial China rice bucket or barrel , laquered interior and exterior and signed with four character mark to each side of the handle and on the inside of the lid.


China Circa: 1880

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Title  Antique Qing Dynasty Gilt Bronze gungyan Goddess of Mercy Buddha

Dimensions

 

Height 21cm

Depth 11cm
Width 13 cm
Description

Antique gilt bronze Goddess of Mercy Buddha statue , finely worked detail and traditional design with jewelled forhead, late 19th century . No foundry marks or signatures to date this by except for the inscription below her lotus pedestal.

Qing or Ching Dynasty period , beautifully workedchisseled details all around. The statue bears an inscription to the base and has a jewell 3rd eye to her forehead.

Superb quality cast details

Heavy sealed base and weight of 2 kg

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Title Antique Chinese Solid heavy ebony or rosewood carved wood dragon figure

Dimensions

 

 

Width 22cm

Height 28cm

Depth 10cm

Weight 1.7kg


Description

Antique Chinese dragon statue , beuatifully carved in heavy pallisander rosewood. Superb details in the sculpture and carving and completely original, no damage restoration or repairs.

Lovely wood grain that really needs to be seen to be appreciated. This wood carver really understood the timber he was working with.

China 1890

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Title Bronze Chinese DRAGON statue on burgundy marble base French 19th century

Dimensions

Height 12cm

Length 14cm

Depth 8cm

Description

Gorgeous bronze Griffin or Dragon statue with stretched wings and firmly footed on a rouge marble base.. Fienly chisseled scales to the body and resting on four well carved paws.

French made for the oriental gentleman collector.
Ideal as a paperweight.
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Title Chinese Brushpot Planted Signed Yee Hing
Chinese brushpot planted Signed Yee Hing Dimensions Width 18cm Height 15cm Depth 18cm

Description Chinese brush pot planted Signed Yee Hing, 19th century terracotta with naturalistic shaped treetrunk detail, finely pierced.

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Title Large Three Colour Glazed Camel
Large three colour glazed camel Dimensions Height 62cm

Description Large three colour glazed camel in terracotta after the tang Dynasty original good condition

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Title Gilt Bronze Statue Of A Buddhist Scholar
Gilt bronze statue of a buddhist scholar Dimensions Height 42cm Length 44cm Depth 18cm

Description Gilt bronze statue of a buddhist scholar or Loh Hon. solid bronze and parcel gilding to statue first half of the 20th century
Circa 1900

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Title Tall Chinese Brushpot Signed Yee Hing
Tall Chinese brushpot Signed Yee Hing Dimensions Width 11cm Height 15cm Depth 10cm

Description Antique terracotta tall Chinese brushpot Signed Yee Hing with finely pierced and sculpted sides in the shape of a tree trunk

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Title Ivory Porcelain Goddess Of Mercy Guanyin
Ivory Porcelain goddess of mercy Guanyin Dimensions Width 18cm Height 37cm Depth 17cm

Description Ivory Porcelain goddess of mercy Guanyin signed to back , 19th century/early 2oth century beautifully detailed and sculpted. In superb condition no splits cracks or repairs
Circa 1900

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Title  Antique heavy gilded bronze buddha statue

Dimensions

Width 15cm

Height 21cm

Depth 8cm
Weight 1250 grams

 

 


Description

Antique late 18th early 19th century gilt bronze Buddha statue in the traditional Burmese manner. the heavy cast bronze metal covered in gold leaf decoration.

Seated in meditative pose on a stepped pedestal adorned with floral incised border symbolising lotus buds.

 

 

China mid 1800's

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Title ChineseWhite porcelain BUDDHA statue

 

 

Dimensions Height 35cm Length 26cm Depth 17cm

Description Chinese antique white porcelain Buddha statue signed by the artist to the back . This 1900's sculpture is unique and hand made and in perfect condition. From a collection of oriental antiques acquired by a connoisseur expat in Hong Kong over many years.

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Title ChineseWhite porcelain BUDDHA statue

Dimensions Height 38cm Length 23cm Depth 18cm

Description Chinese antique white porcelain Buddha statue signed by the artist to the back . This 1900's sculpture is unique and hand made and in perfect condition. From a collection of oriental antiques acquired by a connoiseur expat in Hong Kong over many years.

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Title Chinese Carved Rosewood Fisherman
Chinese carved rosewood fisherman DimensionsHeight 31cm Length 15cm Depth 15cm

Description Chinese carved rosewood fisherman statue with a full bag of fish. This statue is symbolic of longevity. His eyes and teeth are inlaid in ivory. A beautiful sculpture
Circa 1940

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Title Antique Gilt Bronze Tibetan Buddha
Antique gilt bronze Tibetan Buddha Dimensions Width 16cm Height 24cm Depth 14cm

Description Antique gilt bronze Tibetan Buddha finely worked detail and traditional design. 19th century or earlier. No foundry marks or signatures to date this by. Mercurial gilt and patinated.

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Title Fine Chin De Blanc Monk
Fine chin de blanc Monk Dimensions Height 17cm Length 10cm Depth 6cm

Description Fine chin de blanc Monk sculpture. Thsi statue represents a scholar and master of Kung Fu. His legs astride difficult terrain one finger pointing down to the baby foo dog . The back has two stamp signature to the back of his robe
Circa 1945

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