Tibetan Thangka of the Ten Thousand Buddhas
Size: Length 90cm Width 70cm
From an American collection of Tibetan Works of Art.
The image, though faint is depicting the Shakyamuni Buddha set amidst a group of Buddhas, often the view is referred to as the ten thousand buddhas, which is commonly referring to repentance and prostration prayers. No blessing marks are found.
Huangyang mu Sculpture of Lohan
Size: Length 7.5cm Width 7.5cm Height 22cm
The image is either the Shakyamuni Buddha, after his long and arduous meditation is coming down the mountain re-examining his practice or an actual luohan. The work finely crafted and there is a crack on the back side of the statue.
Tibetan Agate Dzi Bead
Tibet, c. 18th-19th century
size: Length 7.5cm Diameter 1.5cm
Condition: The Dzi bead has chipped edges and the bead may have split in its past and has been put back together. The work comes from an American collection who has a vast collection of dzi beads.
It is interesting to contemplate the rich material and visual culture of the dzi beads. Legends talk of how the beads fell from heaven to the fossils of insects that lived in the region centuries ago. Most... Click for details
Chinese Tourmaline Pendant with Gold mount done by Gump's of San Francisco
Size: Diameter 4.13cm Thickness: 1cm
Tourmaline pendant carved with motif of scrolling clouds and other motifs. The pendant has a mounting on the top done by Gump's with a stamp by the company and 18K mark.
Agate Snuff Bottle
Size: Length 1.625cm Width 2.9cm Height 7.62cm
A finely crafted Chinese agate snuff bottle. One side has a view of a heron swimming with Lotuses blossoming and the other is a monkey like figure swinging from a pine tree. The cap and the scoop is in fine condition.
Chinese Agate Carving
Size: Length 3.2cm Width 2.2cm Height 4.13cm
An interesting agate carving of an attendant or acolyte holding a flower. The artist has carved the piece utilizing the characteristics of the stone.
Chinese Daoist Figure
Size: (Matted Section) 25.4cm x 40.64" (Entire Matt): 61cm x 76.2cm
An interesting section of a davits figure seated on a Chinese foo dog or lion. An attendant or acolyte stands next to him with a banner describing the name of the figure. Often these works came with sets of other figures lined up as if they were in a procession.
Chinese Tourmaline Stone 碧玺
Size: Diameter 1.27cm Height 0.63cm
A finely carved tourmaline stone. The color is impeccable and one cannot resist the color and shine the stone has. The stone can be used for a ring, pendant, or other forms of accessories.
Peking or Beijing Style Jewelry Butterfly Pendant
Size: Length 8.26cm Width 2.6cm
A finely crafted tourmaline and semi precious stone pendant crafted in the form of a butterfly. The central body, which is made from tourmaline was originally a pendant and was repurposed into a large brooch. It is interesting to see the transition and changes of preferences by the people who owned the piece.
Porcelain Paper Weight
Size: Length 5.4cm Width 4cm Height 2.6cm
An interesting Chinese porcelain paper weight decorated with a scene of two figures set in a garden or landscape setting. Paper weights are important tools for calligraphers and painters to successful execute their works.