ORIENTAL, INDIAN AND ISLAMIC ART
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5411. A CHOICE HAN DYNASTY HEARTH MODEL, 207 BC-220 AD. Olive glazed terracotta hearth stove model with fire hole, two
cooking pots, molded fish, food, tongs, pots. 8 x 7 inches. Excellent condition. Rare this nice.
5412. A FINE CHINESE JADE CARVING. ca. 18th-19th century. Openwork carving with one large bat
and two smaller ones on two peaches. Fine quality pale green muttonfat nephrite jade. 2.3x1.6x1.2".
Nice example. A good luck charm.
5413. A FINE CHINESE JADE CARVING, ca. 18th-19th century. Openwork carving of a Lohan with bat and
peach. Fine quality pale green muttonfat nephrite jade. 2.5". Nice, a good luck charm.
5414. AN ANTIQUE CHINESE CLOISONNE MATCHBOX HOLDER, ca. 1920's. The openwork brass holder designed to take a standard box of small wood matches and ornamented with very finely detailed imperial dragons against cloud backgrounds with waves below and the encircling the blue pill representing the elixer of immortality. Identical cloisonne scene both sides. 1.6 x 2.6 inches. Excellent workmanship.
5415. A FINE CHINESE 'MUD' FIGURE. 20th century. The large figure of a sage regarding a monkey with a peach. Polychrome glazing. Signed. 12 x 9.5 x 8.5 inches. Much better quality and larger than usual for these.
5416. 28 CH'ING DYNASTY ARCHITECTURAL TILES, China, 18th-19th century. 12 green glazed pedestals 5.5 x 5.5 x 19.5 inches and 16 square openwork tiles also green glazed measuring 12.75 x 12.75 x 1.5 inches. Suggested uses as stands, centerpieces, plant supports, decorative accents or incorporation into garden walls for exotic accents.
5417. AN EARLY KOREAN OFFERING VESSEL. Old Silla Dynasty, ca. 3rd-6th century AD. The decorated grey glazed cover with knob handle sits on high pedestal base with openwork rectangles. 5.8 x 5 inches. Choice intact condition. Rare.
5418. AN EARLY KOREAN OFFERING VESSEL. Old Silla Dynasty, ca. 3rd-6th century AD. The decorated grey glazed cover with knob handle sits on high pedestal base with openwork squares. 5.5 x 5.5 inches. Excellent and intact condition. Rare.
5419. A FINE SATSUMA VASE ANTIQUE LAMP. The vase ca. 19th century, the lamp ca. early-mid 20th century. The vase with 19 Lohans and Saints and a dragon rendered in gold and pigments, the four central figures and the dragon being raised molded figures. The vase 12 x 6.5 inches, the total height of the lamp 24.5 inches. The lamp of solid bronze of excellent manufacture with matching gold electrical cord, the shade retainer can be adjusted upward up to an additional 3.25 inches to accommodate a larger shade if desired. Unobtrusive crack in one small ring around the metal base. The vase with required non visible drill hole in base but in excellent condition. Shade not included.
5420. TWO JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHIC PANELS, c. early 20th century. Both inscribed with poetry written in grass style calligraphy. One filled with additional classical style calligraphy on the reverse. 7 x 8.5 inches.
5421. AN EARLY THAI LIDDED VESSEL, ca. 1st millennium AD. The finely made vessel with two small handles and recessed lid with knob. 4.5 x 5.5 inches. Rim chip to lid, otherwise a very fine example.
5422. A SAWANKHALOK COSMETICS JAR. Thailand, ca. 14th century. The lidded vessel in the form of a persimmon with applied iron brown designs. 2.1 x 2.5 inches. Excellent condition and a beautiful little piece.
5423. A GANDHARAN BUDDHIST JET RING, ca. 2nd-4th century AD. The large ring carved from finely polished black stone with a detailed meditating Buddha rendered in fine style, incised designs on the band. 1.25 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches, 19 mm internal. A choice example and very rare in this material.
5424. AN EARLY PERSIAN TWO HANDLED POT, ca. 8th-12th century. The heavy bodied vessel with remains of green crackle glaze. 3.8 inches. Rare.
5425. TWO CALLIGRAPHY LEAVES BY ALI NAQIY, ONE OF THE 300 FAMOUS PERSIAN CALLIGRAPHERS, 18th century. The two consequtive leaves (4 pgs.) contain poems by the famous Persian poet Muhammad Shamseddine Hafiz, 1325/6-1389/90 AD, born in Shiraz. He is well known for his book of lyric poetry (gazal), which was extensively copied by noted calligraphers in diwan form (complete book). The calligrapher here, listed as one of the 300 famous calligraphers in Islam, is Mullah Ali Naqiy, nephew of Mir Gholam Ali (12th cent. AH/18th century AD), whom he had surpassed in skill according to an Urdu reference. His namesake, Ali Naqiy al Imami of Persian origin, is not to be confused as the calligrapher of this diwan, which was commissioned by a notable from Kashmir and written there according to the final inscription on the last page of the book. The lines of each poem have the same rhymed endings, and the last line is split in two within a box with miniature flowers on gold or blue backgrounds. The calligraphy area of each page is speckled with gold in Afshan style and the lettering style is Nasta'liq in which this calligrapher excelled. Each leaf 4.5 x 7 inches. Rare.