ORIENTAL, INDIAN AND ISLAMIC ART

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B2553. A BETTER CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Gansu Yangshao, ca. 2500 BC. The pot with cross within circle designs on the upper half. Paint generally better quality than usual and a nice large example. 13 x 15 inches.



B2554. A CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Gansu Yangshao, ca. 2500 BC. The large pot with rectangular designs on the upper half. Paint fading. 15 x 16 inches.



B2555. A CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Gansu Yangshao, ca. 2500 BC. The pot with red and black rhomboid designs on the upper half. Paint faded on reverse. 10.5 x 12 inches.



B2556. A CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Gansu Yangshao, ca. 2500 BC. The pot with zig zag and cross within circle designs on the upper half. Repaired. 12 x 13 inches.



B2557. A WARRING STATES BRONZE SWORD, 475-221 BC. The bronze sword of fine manufacture. Blade slightly out of true. 19". Larger example. Guaranteed genuine - most on the market, especially those with inscriptions, are not.



B2558. A HAN DYNASTY COURT LADY, 207 BC - 220 AD. The lady wearing long robes standing in a graceful pose with hair drawn up into a knot on the left side of the head, her hands clasped over her upper abdomen. 17". The head reattached. Remains of paint.



B2559. A LARGE HAN DYNASTY COURT FIGURE, 207 BC - 220 AD. The male attendant standing respectfully with arms crossed and wearing long robes and a peaked hat, remains of polychrome. 24.5 inches. Crack at neck in need of stabilization but a fine large example of noble bearing.



B2560. A LARGE HAN DYNASTY DANCER, 207 BC - 220 AD. The female dancer wearing a long sleeved robe and high hat with one hand raised. 10 x 17.5 inches. Some wear but a nice large example.



B2561. A LARGE HAN DYNASTY PERFORMER, 207 BC - 220 AD. The male figure wearing a long sleeved robe and high hat with one hands on his thighs, head tilted back in song. 14.5 inches. Some wear and age cracks to base but a nice large example.



B2562. A HAN DYNASTY MUSICIAN, 207 BC - 220 AD. The figure kneeling and playing a long upturned pipe. 7.5 inches.



B2563. A HAN DYNASTY WARRIOR, 207 BC - 220 AD. The warrior standing erect with peaked hat and armor. Remains of polychrome. 13.5 inches. Back and front reattached along molding seam.



B2564. A HAN DYNASTY GROOM, 207 BC - 220 AD. The bearded male attendant, probably a foreigner judging by his large nose and tunic, standing with right hand against his chest, the left along his sid. 6.2 inches. Considerable detail and white slip under ancient soil. A rare type.



B2565. A HAN DYNASTY ATTENDANT, 207 BC - 220 AD. The youthful attendant standing with right hand against his chest, the left at his waist. 10.25 inches. Old chip to base.



B2566. A HAN DYNASTY ATTENDANT, 207 BC - 220 AD. The male attendant standing, holding an offering perhaps a bird. 11.5 inches. Head reattached and base repaired with loss to one foot. Considerable remains of polychrome.



B2567. A HAN DYNASTY TOMB FIGURE, 207 BC - 220 AD. The male attendant standing with his hands at his waist. 7 inches. Intact.



B2568. A HAN DYNASTY TOMB FIGURE, 207 BC - 220 AD. The female attendant standing with her hands together at her waist. 6 inches. Remains of polychrome. Intact.



B2569. A HAN DYNASTY TOMB FIGURE, 207 BC - 220 AD. The male attendant standing with his hands at his waist where there is a hole for insertion of an offering, now lost. 8.5 inches. Repaired from several large pieces.



B2570. A HAN DYNASTY COURT LADY, 207 BC - 220 AD. The female attendant standing with her hands at her waist, the long sleeves of her garment trailing below. 9 inches. Head reattached. Remains of polychrome.



B2571. A HAN DYNASTY COURT LADY, 207 BC - 220 AD. The female attendant standing with her hands at her waist holding an offering vessel, the long sleeves of her garment trailing below. 9.5 inches. Remains of polychrome.



B2572. A HAN DYNASTY TOMB FIGURE, 207 BC - 220 AD. The redware figure wearing a long hooded cape over the usual robes. 8.5 inches. Remains of red, white and pink slip. Intact.



B2573. A HAN DYNASTY TOMB FIGURE, 207 BC - 220 AD. The redware figure standing with hands clasped over the abdomen. 10.25 inches.



B2574. A HAN DYNASTY TOMB FIGURE, 207 BC - 220 AD. The male attendant figure standing with right hand to his chest, the other at his side. 8 inches. Chip to hand. Needs a stand.



B2575. A HAN DYNASTY TOMB FIGURE, 207 BC - 220 AD. The male attendant figure standing with hands clasped at his waist. 8.5 inches. Head reattached.



B2576. A HAN DYNASTY MYTHICAL BEAST. Late Eastern Han, ca. 100-220AD. Gray earthenware traces of slip. These are in the form of bronze weights used to hold down the edges of seating mats. The function of the hole is uncertain. Lau.42. 8".



B2577. A HAN DYNASTY BOAR, 207 BC - 220 AD. The boar lying with legs folded beneath him. 3.5 inches. Intact with nice detail.



B2578. A HAN DYNASTY GREEN GLAZED GRANARY MODEL, 207 BC - 220 AD. The tall cylindrical vessel on tripod feet with molded animals, the lid with molded vegetative designs perhaps representing the sacred mountain. Three kiln stack marks on the interior rim. 5.6" x 9.75". Excellent condition.



B2579. A HAN DYNASTY GREEN GLAZED HU, 207 BC - 220 AD. The gracefully formed vessel with molded bands and triple knobs on the rim. 4.7" x 5.5". Excellent example with fine glaze.



B2580. A WESTERN HAN PAINTED JAR, 207 BC ľ 220 AD. The grayware jar vigorously painted with fluid patterns in white and orange lines. 6.5" x 6.75". Small rim chip.



B2581. A LARGE HAN DYNASTY BRONZE HU, 207 BC - 220 AD. The heavy gracefully formed ritual vessel with molded reinforcing bands and Tao Tieh masks above the twin ring handles. 11.5" x 14". Very rare. Intact and in excellent condition.



B2582. A LARGE TANG DYNASTY MIRROR, 618-970. The heavy bronze mirror ornamented with four felines against a finely detailed wave pattern background, double tassel loop at the center. 10.5". Excellent condition.



B2583. A SONG DYNASTY MODEL PAVILION, 960-1259. The pavilion of two stories with columned turreted porches with ornate balustrades and tiled roof, eight court ladies and musicians within, a pale celadon like glaze over the body. 4.3 x 9 x 11.5 inches. A few minor losses. Very rare.



B2584. A LARGE MING DYNASTY MODEL HOUSE, 1368-1644. The large, heavy house with green glaze on top and front. 5.5" x 10.5" x 16".



B2585. A FINE LARGE CHING DYNASTY PLATTER, early 19th century. Fine blue & white porcelain with lotus & other designs, persimmon sprigs on under rim. 14". Excellent condition.



B2586. A CHING DYNASTY GINGER JAR. Ca. 18th century. Large blue and white jar with lucky characters with original lid. 8 x 9.1 inches.



B2587. A CHING DYNASTY GINGER JAR. Ca. 18th century. Large blue and white jar with lucky characters. 8.3".



B2588. A CHING DYNASTY GINGER JAR. Ca. 18th century. Large blue and white jar with lucky characters. 8.25".



B2589. A CHING LIDDED BLUE & WHITE JAR, ca. 17th-19th century. Decorated with floral pattern, a small molded foo lion serving as the knob of the lid. 4 small handles. 6.5 x 7.5".



B2590. A CARVED CORAL EROTIC SNUFF BOTTLE. China, mid 20th century. Fine red coral eroticon carved in the form of a small male holding his huge member which forms the body of the snuff bottle. With coral cap with bronze applicator. 3.8".



B2591. A CARVED CORAL HEAD OF BUDDHA. China, mid 20th century. The fine red coral carved head on silken cord with coral beads. 1.5".



B2592. A CARVED CORAL HEAD OF BUDDHA. China, mid 20th century. The fine red coral carved head on silken cord with coral beads. 1.5".



B2593. A VERY FINE SIGNED EROTIC NETSUKE. Japan, 20th century. A woman bent over bathing in a wooden tub, an entranced frog looking on from below. Of highly polished dark brown hardwood. 1.5 x 1.5 inches. Beautifully done and far superior to the ordinary example. Channel for suspension cord in base. Signature carved in small ivory insert on base.



B2594. A VERY FINE SIGNED EROTIC NETSUKE. Japan, 20th century. A bare-chested woman embracing a huge phallus with an expression of bliss on her face. Of highly polished dark brown hardwood. 3 inches. Beautifully done and far superior to the ordinary example. Channel for suspension cord in base. Signature carved in small ivory insert on base.



B2595. A VERY FINE SIGNED EROTIC NETSUKE. Japan, 20th century. A couple locked in sexual embrace, the man entering the woman from the rear, both with very finely carved features. Of highly polished ebony. 2.6 inches. Beautifully done and far superior to the ordinary example. Channel for suspension cord in man's thigh. Signature carved in small ivory insert on base.



B2596. A FINE LARGE GANDHARAN TERRACOTTA HEAD OF A PRINCE, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The finely modeled head depicted with a curly mustache and bushy hair. An exceptional and beautifully styled piece. 8" x 9.5" x 10.5". 21 lbs with custom stand.



B2597. A GANDHARAN SHIST TORSO OF A PRINCE, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The figure depicted with curly mustache and long shoulder length hair drawn up in a knot on top of his head, the chest nicely modeled and wearing a necklace over a neckband. Finely carved with a serene though proud expression. 2.5" x 3.25" x 7.5". On custom stand.



B2598. A GANDHARAN STUCCO BUDDHA, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The Buddha seated in meditation posture wearing long robes. Intact, the back flat where originally attached. 5.25" x 6.5". On custom stand.



B2599. A GANDHARAN STUCCO HEAD, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The head of a young prince or Buddhist saint with curly hair. Finely done with a serene yet very human expression. Chip to top. 4" x 4.5" x 5.3". On custom stand.


THE FOLLOWING SIX LOTS ARE ALL SECTIONS OF A SINGLE FRIEZE. The frieze depicts Vishnu as varaha-avatara, the boar incarnation, saving the goddess earth from the waters of the deep. See 'The Encyclopedia of Ancient Civilization' ed. by Arthur Cotterell, pg. 195 for a nearly identical frieze in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Ideally the sections would all be sold together and the piece restored, however most of the individual sections are fine salable works of art in their own right. If the bid on the 7th lot which combines all six pieces is larger than the sum of the bids on the individual piece lots, the pieces will be sold together as a single lot otherwise they will sell as separate lots. The only significant missing pieces are a section on the lower left side and the lower left leg and snout of Vishnu.

B2600. A PORTION OF A PINK SANDSTONE FRIEZE. Central India, ca. 10th-11th century. The central figure, Vishnu with the head of a boar (snout missing). 9" x 15".



B2601. A PORTION OF A PINK SANDSTONE FRIEZE. Central India, ca. 10th-11th century. Left and top portion. One of Vishnu's two right arms holding a large mace and a large lotus blossom at top which opens over Vishnu's head, to the left a four-armed god seated in meditation above a female devotee, both on lotus blossoms. 12" x 18".



B2602. A PORTION OF A PINK SANDSTONE FRIEZE. Central India, ca. 10th-11th century. Right top portion. A four-armed god seated above a female devotee, both on lotus blossoms. 6" x 15".



B2603. A PORTION OF A PINK SANDSTONE FRIEZE. Central India, ca. 10th-11th century. Right bottom portion. A standing god, a nice free standing intact portion. 5" x 12".



B2604. A PORTION OF A PINK SANDSTONE FRIEZE. Central India, ca. 10th-11th century. Center bottom portion. A male and a female minor god seated facing each other with cobras twined around their legs hoods opening over their heads, the left foot of the central figure of Vishnu visible above. 7" x 7.8". An intact free-standing section.



B2605. A PORTION OF A PINK SANDSTONE FRIEZE. Central India, ca. 10th-11th century. Left bottom portion. The right foot and leg (actually two pieces) of the large Vishnu figure as well as the feet of a smaller (missing) God. 6" x 6.5".



B2606. THE PRECEDING 6 LOTS ALL TOGETHER.



B2607. AN INDUS VALLEY FERTILITY GODDESS, ca. 3rdľ2nd millennium BC. With applied necklace, hair ornaments. Rejoined at waist. 6.5". Nice example. Scarce.



B2608. AN INDUS VALLEY TORSO OF A FERTILITY GODDESS, ca. 3rdľ2nd millennium BC. With applied necklace, hair ornaments, breasts. 1.8 x 2 inches. Clear details. Scarce.



B2609. AN INDUS VALLEY TORSO OF A FERTILITY GODDESS, ca. 3rdľ2nd millennium BC. With applied eyes. 2.25 x 2.25 inches. Clear details. Scarce.



B2610. AN INDUS VALLEY HORSE HEAD, ca. 1st millennium BC. Nicely modeled with topknot and mane, incised eyes. 2.5 inches. Nice style. Scarce.



B2611. AN INDUS VALLEY TERRACOTTA BIRD, ca. 1st millennium BC. Nicely modeled on integal stand with incised detail to feathers and eyes. 2 x 2.5 inches. Beak chipped. Scarce.



B2612. AN INDUS VALLEY TERRACOTTA BIRD, ca. 1st millennium BC. Nicely modeled on integal stand with the body still covered in white slip. 2.75 inches. Chip to tail. Scarce.



B2613. AN EARLY INDIAN STONE STUPA-FORM RELIQUARY, ca. 12th-14th century. The turned gray stone stupa in three sections, a large container in the base, a shallow one between the top two sections. 3.75 x 8.5 inches. A few rim chips with some reattached. Such small stupas were used by Buddhists to store sacred items or as offerings. Rare.




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