South East Asian Art

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Vietnamese Bronze Bust of Southeast Asian Girl with Crown, c. 1950 - attributed to the artist Nguyen Thanh Le Girls Crown, Girls Wear, Headdress, Asian Art, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Two By Two, Bronze

Vietnamese Bronze Bust of Southeast Asian Girl with Crown, c. 1950. (item #1386720)

A beautiful small bronze bust of a young Southeast Asian girl wearing a high headdress, a makuta crown, often used in the classical court dances in Thailand, Burma, Laos or Cambodia. The back of the patinated bronze head with the two initials "V.N." standing for Vietnam, work attributed to the Vietnamese artist Nguyen Thanh Le (1919-2003). Fixed on the original black painted wooden base. Dimension: total height: 22 cm, head: 15.6 cm high, Condition: little wear to the Patina, base with loss…

A Bronze Figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Laos C. Naive, Asian Art, Laos, Buddha, Curly Hair Styles, Meditation, It Cast, Bronze, Statue

A Bronze Figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Laos 17th/18th C. (item #1379004)

A Laotian figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, made of cast bronze with dark patina. Depicted seated in meditation on an undecorated pedestal, the right hand in bhumisparsa and the left in dhyana mudra. The curly hair is ending in the ushnisha with flame ornament, his face in the typical naive style. Condition: old small loss to the flame and one foot of the pedestal (therefore not perfectly even). Backside with some casting flaws. Dimension: c. 24.1 cm high x 12.5 cm wide x 8.5 cm deep, weight…

Chinese Export Christian Cross w. Mother-of-Pearl Inlays Archipelago, Asian Art, Oriental, Chinese, Christian, Pearls, Beads, Pearl

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Large Malay Brunei Ritual Bronze Kettle with Animal Motifs, c. Leiden, National Museum, Asian Art, Metal Working, Tea Pots, Creatures, Bronze, Animals, Teapot

Large Malay Brunei Ritual Bronze Kettle with Animal Motifs, c. 1920. (item #1319694)

An impressive spouted vessel, made of bronze, adorned with elaborate relief of animals like frogs, fishes, crabs and Chinese influenced creatures like dragons and Buddhist lions. The movable handle with a crocodile. These kettle were used during festive or ritual occasions. Please refer to "Malay Brassware - A Guide to the Collections of the National Museum Singapore" and compare with object no. TM-1408-1, on the online collection database of the "National Museum of Ethnology" in Leiden…

Antique Indonesian "Majapahit" or "Sajen" Ritual Keris. Asian Art, Antiques, Antiquities, Antique

Antique Indonesian "Majapahit" or "Sajen" Ritual Keris. (item #1354910)

Small Indonesian ceremonial keris forged from steel in one piece with a straight blade, the hilt section in the shape of a sitting figure. Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland. Condition: fine. Dimension: 24.7 cm long, 3.2 cm wide, weight: 82 g.

Antique Batak Powder Horn Sumatra Indonesia, Parpanggalahan. Powder Horn, Water Buffalo, Asian Art, Horns, Carving, Antiques, Pattern, Antlers, Joinery

Antique Batak Powder Horn Sumatra Indonesia, Parpanggalahan # 1. (item #1364117)

This powder horn is dating to the 19th / early 20th century. The curved body is made from water buffalo horn, beautifully carved with curvilinear motifs, the wide end with a wooden stopper. The gunpowder was stored in the Batak house in large gourds, the chief carried his own personal supply in such containers, which he wore suspended from a chain around his neck. Condition: the spout was originally with a closing mechanism plug, now lost. The suspension lug was probably replaced, the wide…

Antique Batak Powder Horn Sumatra Indonesia, Parpanggalahan. Powder Horn, Water Buffalo, Asian Art, Horns, Carving, Antiques, Pattern, Fish, Antlers

Antique Batak Powder Horn Sumatra Indonesia, Parpanggalahan # 4. (item #1364458)

An interesting gunpowder horn dating to the 19th / early 20th century. The slightly curved body is made from water buffalo horn, carved with different motifs as tendrils, fisch scales and Singa masks. The suspension area and the closing mechanism with Singa head, the wide end with a wooden stopper. The gunpowder was stored in the Batak house in large gourds, the chief carried his own personal supply in such containers like this one, which he wore suspended from a chain around his neck…

Antique Batak Powder Horn Sumatra Indonesia, Parpanggalahan. Powder Horn, Water Buffalo, Asian Art, Horns, Antiques, Antlers, Antiquities, Horn, Antique

Antique Batak Powder Horn Sumatra Indonesia, Parpanggalahan # 2. (item #1364261)

A gunpowder horn dating to the 19th / early 20th century. The slightly curved body is made from water buffalo horn, the wide end with a stopper, a zoomorphic closing mechanism and a small iron suspension lug. The gunpowder was stored in the Batak house in large gourds, the chief carried his own personal supply in such containers, which he wore suspended from a chain around his neck. Condition: the closing mechanism plug was broken ( now glued) and has losses. Maybe there was a second…

Antique Batak Powder Horn Sumatra Indonesia, Parpanggalahan. Powder Horn, Water Buffalo, Metropolitan Museum, Asian Art, Horns, Carving, Antiques, Collection, Pattern

Antique Batak Powder Horn Sumatra Indonesia, Parpanggalahan # 3. (item #1364389)

A beautiful gunpowder horn dating to the 19th / early 20th century. Please visti the website of the Metropolitan Museum for a similar Parpanggalahan (www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/316143). The slightly curved body is made from water buffalo horn, carved with curvilinear motifs, and one metal insert. At the center a frontal Singa mask with iron suspension lug, to which a chain would have been attached, the zoomorphic closing mechanism is also ending in a Singa head. The gunpowder…

Fine Antique Javanese Bronze Priest's Bell, c. Javanese, Priest, Asian Art, Metal Working, Fountain, Bronze, Antiques, Outdoor Decor, Metalworking

Fine Antique Javanese Bronze Priest's Bell, c. 10th C. (item #1357875)

A finely cast bronze priest's bell with a nice patina and sound, dating to the Late Central Javanese Period. The body resembling a stupa with floral ornaments and garlands. The top of the bell was originally a five-pronged vajra emerging from a lotus flower. For quite an identical piece please refer to: "Indo-Javanese Metalwork" by Linden-Museum Stuttgart, no. 65. Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland. Condition: pronges lost, tops of floral decoration missing. Dimension: 10.2 cm high…

Antique Javanese Bronze Cattle Bell, c. Javanese, Asian Art, Cattle, Metal Working, Bronze, Antiques, Stuttgart, Gado Gado, Metalworking

Antique Javanese Bronze Cattle Bell, c. 16th C. (item #1357690)

A cast bronze cattle bell decorated with a kind of garland. Dating to the Eastern Javanese Period. For a similar bell please refer to: "Indo-Javanese Metalwork" by Linden-Museum Stuttgart, no. 205. Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland. Condition: clapper is missing, patina. Dimension: 10.3 cm high x 12 cm long x 8.6 cm deep.

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