ORIENTAL, INDIAN AND ISLAMIC ART

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B3528. A CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Gansu Yangshao, ca. 2500 BC. The two handled pot with black geometric zoomorphic and net designs on the upper half. Paint generally better quality than usual and a scarce example with zoomorphic motifs. 14 x 14 inches.



B3529. A CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Gansu Yangshao, ca. 2500 BC. The two handled pot with black circular net motifs on the upper half, small loop handles low on the sides. 10 x 11 inches. Intact.



B3530. A CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Gansu Yangshao, ca. 2500 BC. The two handled pot with black circular net motifs on the upper half, unusual ridged handles. 4.5 x 5 inches.



B3531. A CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Gansu Yangshao, ca. 2500 BC. The two handled pot with rhomboid motifs on the upper half, a small zoomorphic head projecting with painted eyes and mouth. 4 x 4.5 inches. Rare type.



B3532. A CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Gansu Yangshao, ca. 2500 BC. The two handled pot with lentoid motifs on the upper half. 3.75 x 4.25 inches.



B3533. A CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Gansu Yangshao, ca. 2500 BC. The single handled pot with rhomboid motifs on the upper half and net pattern on the neck. 3.5 x 3.8 inches.



B3534. AN EASTERN HAN TEXTURED JAR, ca. 1-220 AD. The hard-fired grayware jar with finely textured textile like design around the body. 5 x 8.25 inches. Excellent example.



B3535. AN EASTERN HAN TEXTURED JAR, ca. 1-220 AD. The hard-fired grayware jar with finely textured textile like design around the body. 4.75 x 8 inches. Excellent example.



B3799. A SUI DYNASTY TOMB FIGURE, 581-618 AD. The standing warrior with considerable red, white and black paint. 14 inches. Professional repair at waist and upper mold seams. A nice and rare type.



B3536. A SONG DYNASTY GLAZED JAR, 960-1259. The jar with molded domed lid (not belonging but of the period), a fine transparent glaze over the white clay body. 3.4 x 3.7 inches. Hairlines from rim.



B3537. A SONG DYNASTY GLAZED JAR, 960-1259. The jar with molded lid in the form of a tiled roof, a fine transparent glaze over the white clay body. 3.2 x 3.75 inches. Excellent condition.



B3538. A SONG DYNASTY GLAZED JAR, 960-1259. The jar with molded lid in the form of a tiled roof, a fine transparent glaze over the white clay body. 3 x 3.4 inches. Excellent condition.



B3539. A SONG DYNASTY GLAZED JAR, 960-1259. The jar with molded lid in the form of a tiled roof with ornate ridge ornamentation, a fine transparent glaze over the white clay body. 4 x 6.5 inches. Excellent condition.



B3540. A SONG DYNASTY GLAZED JAR, 960-1259. The jar with molded lid in the form of a tiled roof with ornate ridge ornamentation, a fine transparent glaze over the white clay body. 3.7 x 4.7 inches. Excellent condition.



B3541. A CHOICE LARGE CHINESE 'MUD FIGURE', ca. mid 20th century. The fantastic figure of a large wild man or forest spirit seated on a rock. Every detail from his moveable bracelets to his horns and individual claw-like finger and toe nails rendered in wonderful life-like detail. 12.5 x 15 x 19 inches. 29 lbs. Choice intact condition. Easily the finest of the type I've carried. Signed on back.



B3542. A MUSEUM QUALITY LARGE CHINESE STONE CARVING, ca. 19th or early 20th century. Finely carved variegated red stone scene with an adult water buffalo and three young riden by three little Chinese boys one of whom plays a flute. 10.5 x 12 x 16 inches. 45 lbs. A wonderful composition rendered with the utmost delicacy showing a great tenderness between the large water buffalo and the young and the gentle trust existing between the massive beasts and the tiny boys. Signed. A masterpiece of Chinese stone carving and worthy of the finest collection. On custom wood stand.



B3543. A LARGE AND FINE CHINESE PORCELAIN GODDESS, ca. early 20th century. The large polychrome goddess standing with a dragon and goldfish at her feet, a beautiful smile of compassion on her lovely face, her hand raised in a blessing. 17 x 38.5 inches. In choice intact condition with all the fragile protruberances intact save one which has a minute flake missing. Needs washing as it has some soot from years in a temple. Special shipping required.



B3544. A SIGNED CHINESE IVORY CARVING, ca. 19th-early 20th century. The carving with female musicians/dancers. 7 inches high. Age cracks otherwise intact. On custom wood base.



B3545. A FINELY CARVED JAPANESE IVORY. 19th century. Representing a Japanese folk tale with the hero beseiged by 9 monkeys. 7 inches. Several small losses to protruding details. Wonderful style and composition. Old ivory patina. Signed on the base. Provenance: Ex. Robert Lang collection. Robert Lang of Rye, NY (1909-1997) was born one hundred years after Abraham Lincoln. He made a fortune on Wall Street. He spent it on his mansion in Rye, New York and on his vast collection of hundreds of thousands of items which he purchased over a 40 year period ranging from African art to Asian art, and candlesticks to vintage cars. Recently his eclectic estate was dispersed. A valuable collection of antique vehicles was given to the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Maine, an institution of which he had been a founding member. The rest of his collection was sold in a series of two and three day auctions in New England. Some highlights include a copy of the declaration of Independence which he had owned sold for $415,000, an African bronze brought over $225,000, and an African Congo fetish brought over $200,000! By Dave Kenny, Maine Antique Digest



B3546. A PAIR OF FINE JAPANESE DOUBLE GOURD VASES, ca. early 20th century. The matching pair decorated with beautiful scenes of birds and flowering cherries in natural settings, the necks with gilded molding. 21.5 inches. Excellent condition.



B3547. A LARGE JAPANESE CLOISONNE FLOOR VASE, ca. early 20th century. The vase beautifully decorated with finely enameled hawk and sparrows on one side, pheasants on the other, the two sides portraying Autumn and Spring with the appropriate flowers in bloom, a white and a gray dragon around the neck. 36 inches. Rare this large and fine.



B3548. A FINE JAPANESE PORCELAIN VASE, ca. mid 20th century. The vase with fine painted iris in green and gold. 7 x 7.5 inches. Signed on bottom. Of very fine quality.



B3549. A CHOICE KHMER TERRACOTTA HEAD OF A BUDDHA. Ankor Wat style, Ankor Thom Period, ca. 12th-13th century AD. 4 x 5 x 7 inches. Surface crack on right cheek and a few curls missing from the hair. The head of exquisite style and with choice detail. Very rare this nice. On custom stand.



B3550. A CHOICE KHMER TERRACOTTA HEAD OF A BUDDHA. Ankor Wat style, Ankor Thom Period, ca. 12th-13th century AD. 3.5 x 4.25 x 7 inches. Excellent condition. The head of exquiste style and with choice detail. Very rare this nice. On custom stand.



B3551. A LARGE BURMESE MARBLE BUDDHA, ca. 14th-18th century. The carved marble Buddha with a beautiful serene expression standing with right hand to breast, the left holding the hem of his flowing robes. 32 inches, 38 inches on custom wooden stand. Repair at neck. Very rare.



B3552. A LIFE SIZE THAI SANDSTONE HEAD OF AYUTHIA. Lopburi style, ca. 17th century. the Buddhist head with serene face with eyes closed in enlightened meditation. 7 x 7 x12 inches. 26 lbs. Chip to nose reattached. Rare. On custom stand.



B3553. A LARGE JAVANESE GRAY STONE FIGURE OF BHAIRAVA, ca. 10th century AD. The large stone figure standing with mace and gourd. 10 x 6 x 22.5 inches. 53 lbs. An excellent, rare and complete piece with excellent detail and style. On custom stand.



B3554. A SUPERB JAVANESE TERRACOTTA HEAD, ca. 10th century AD. The head of a diety with wonderful style and choice condition with high hairpiece flowing to the right. 4 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches. Intact. Very rare this nice. On custom stand.



B3555. A FINE INDUS VALLEY FERTILITY GODDESS, ca. 3rd-2nd millennium BC. The gray terracotta goddess with outstretched arms and ornate headdress and necklace, nude except for a strapped ornament falling over her ample breasts to pubic area. 4.75 c 6.25 inches. Extremely rare with excellent detail and the finest example we've carried. On custom stand.



B3556. A FINE INDUS VALLEY BOVINE, ca. 3rdľ2nd millennium BC. The bull with large hump, applied and pressed facial details. 2.6 x 3.8 inches. Choice example complete save for a couple of minor flakes. Very expressive. Rare this nice.



B3557. AN INDUS VALLEY FROG HANDLE, ca. 3rdľ2nd millennium BC. The handle with the head of a frog with applied eyes and pressed mouth, remains of paint on the back. 3.75 inches. Scarce. Free standing.



B3558. AN INDUS VALLEY FROG HANDLE, ca. 3rdľ2nd millennium BC. The partial handle with the head of a frog with applied eyes and pressed mouth, remains of paint on the back. 2.5 inches. Scarce.



B3559. AN INDUS VALLEY HEAD OF A BOVINE, ca. 3rdľ2nd millennium BC. With pressed and incised details, a hole through the muzzle for a bridle. 1.5 x 1.7 inches. Scarce.



B3560. AN INDUS VALLEY TORSO, HALF ANIMAL-HALF WOMAN, ca. 3rdľ2nd millennium BC. With pressed mouth, standing erect with the head of an animal and human breasts. 1.9 x 2.4 inches. Rare type.



B3561. AN INDUS VALLEY TORSO, HALF MONKEY-HALF WOMAN, ca. 3rdľ2nd millennium BC. With pressed and incised details, her right hand clasping her breast. 2.1 x 2.4 inches. Rare type.



B3562. AN INDUS VALLEY FERTILITY FIGURE, ca. 3rdľ2nd millennium BC. Seated male figure with applied eyes and mouth and outstretched arms. 2.8 inches. An especially expressive figure full of life. Rare. Free standing.



B3563. AN INDUS VALLEY TORSO OF A FERTILITY GODDESS, ca. 3rdľ2nd millennium BC. With applied eyes and mouth and outstretched arms, long braid of hair down back of head. 1.7 x 2.2 inches. Ancient cleanable soil deposits. Scarce. Free standing.



B3564. AN INDUS VALLEY HEAD OF A HORSE, ca. 3rdľ2nd millennium BC. With pressed and incised details, a hole through the muzzle for a bridle. 1.75 x 2 inches. Scarce.



B3565. AN INDUS VALLEY HEAD OF A FERTILITY GODDESS, ca. 3rdľ2nd millennium BC. With applied eyes and mouth and incised hair detail. 2 x 2 inches. Unusual example with remains of black paint (four vertical lines) on reverse. Scarce.



B3566. A RARE GANDHARA TERRACOTTA POT, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The pot with an unusual pattern of black painted designs over red. 5.5 x 6.25 inches. In two sections with a fairly clean horizontal break. Gandharan pottery is rarely available on the market.



B3567. A FINE GANDHARAN HEAD OF A PRINCE, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The finely modeled carved shist head depicted with a curly mustache and bushy hair. 3.75 x 4.3 inches. On custom stand.



B3568. A RARE INTACT GHANDHARAN SHIST COSMETIC PALLET, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone pallet in the form of a lotus blossom with carved detail both sides, the top with chambers to hold cosmetics, a diety in the fifth. 6.2 inches diameter. A couple of small chips to rim, otherwise intact and very rare.



B3569. A GHANDHARAN SHIST FRIEZE SECTION, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone frieze section with bearded religious sage with a devotee making an offering to him and torsos of two dieties above. 6 x 10 inches.



B3570. A GHANDHARAN SHIST FRIEZE SECTION, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone frieze section with six figures engaged in various activities within a temple portico. 4 x 15.5 inches. Free standing.



B3571. A GHANDHARAN SHIST FRIEZE SECTION, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone frieze section with the Moon God seated in an alcove wearing a crescent crown. 5 x 10 inches. Rare depiction.



B3572. A GHANDHARAN SHIST FRIEZE SECTION, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone frieze section with an ample breasted woman dancing at the left, a bare chested god to the right and a supplicant bowing low before him. 7 x 7.5 inches. The whole with exceptionally fine carving.



B3573. A GHANDHARAN SHIST FRIEZE SECTION, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone frieze section with a nude suplicant at the feet of three partial robed figures. 5 x 10.5 inches. Free standing. Finely carved.



B3574. A GHANDHARAN SHIST FRIEZE SECTION, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone frieze section with the figure of Atlas with his hand raised to support the world. Rare type. 7 x 7.5 inches.



B3575. A GHANDHARAN SHIST FRIEZE SECTION, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone frieze section with a carved floral scroll, attachment tenons either end. 4 x 11.5 inches. A nice intact complete piece. Free standing.



B3576. A GHANDHARAN SHIST FRIEZE SECTION, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The triangular stone frieze section with a nearly complete carved dragon. 7 x 8.5 inches. Rare depiction.



B3577. A CHOICE GANDHARAN SHIST RING, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The large ring carved of gray stone with a figure of the Buddha carved on the bezel. 1.85 x 2 inches. The finest example I've carried with an excellent buddha.



B3578. A GANDHARAN SHIST FRAGMENT, ca. 2nd-4th century AD. The triangular stone fragment carved with the figure of a seated attendant diety. 4 x 4.7 inches.



B3579. A GUPTA TERRACOTTA PLAQUE, ca. 4th-5th century AD. The plaque with a molded goddess seated with one leg drawn up on a throne wearing long diaphanous gown and holding a long scepter and other uncertain attribute. 4.3 inches. Face worn but otherwise excellent composition and nice detail. Quite rare.



B3580. A FINE GUPTA FIGURAL SHARD, ca. 4th-5th century AD. The shard from the rim of a bowl with two finely executed male heads in profile. 2.7 x 4 inches. Choice style and detail.



B3581. AN INDIAN RED SANDSTONE FRIEZE FRAGMENT. Mathura, Kushan style, ca. 9th century AD. With the nicely carved upper body of a boddhisattva leaning against the pillar of a temple. 3 x 4.5 x 7.5 inches. Nice intact detail. Scarce. On custom stand.



B3582. AN EARLY INDIAN RED SANDSTONE HEAD OF A BODHISATTVA. Kushan style, ca. 12-13th century. The head with a blissful smile, wearing an ornate headdress with halo behind. 4 x 4.75 x 9 inches. Excellent detail and style. On custom stand.



B3583. A LARGE CHOLLA STONE FERTILITY GODDESS. India, 10-12th century AD. The voluptous goddess standing in formal frontal posture with ample breasts. 15 x 32 inches. 110 lbs. Forearms and headdress lost but otherwise an excellent detailed and intact piece of excellent style. Free standing but needs a supporting base.



B3584. A FINE INDIAN BRONZE SIVA. South India, ca. 17th century. The god seated on his lotus throne, the back supported by various mythical creatures. 8 x 16.5 inches. Tiny chip to front bottom of base. A fine early bronze in with excellent detail and condition. Rare.



B3800. A LARGER EARLY PERSIAN BOWL, ca. 12th-13th century AD. The bowl with brown and green fishes on a chartreuse ground, a band of incised sgraffiato curlicue designs under brown glaze around the rim. 3.3 x 8 inches. Repaired from shards with small plaster fills. Ex. Christie's with Christie's tag on bottom. Scarce.




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