Cinnabar Seal by Feng Kanghou
Attractive, Chinese cinnabar seal, carved by the famous seal carver 馮康候 Feng Kanghou (1901-1983).
Engraved a seal are 8 characters: 按頭跣足不時宜 An tou xian zu bu shiyi. (it is not appropriate to walk barefoot with a hand pressed on the head).
18 x 18 x 74 mm. Fine condition. Better cinnabar stone with long side engraving.
Feng Kanghou was a famous poet, seal carver, calligrapher and painter. His works are sought after in Hong Kong and Macau where he lived in the 1940s.
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collect.at Antiques and unique Collectibles China. Antique Bodhisattva Bronze.: “China, Qing Dynasty: Bronze Figur of a meditating Bodhisattva. Ca. 18.-19. century. Partly gilded.
1.9 x 3.1 x 1.4 inches. Bottom pane missing ( if there ever one existed ).
In Mahayana Buddhism, a bodhisattva has the compassionate determination to aid all beings on their quest for the highest state of development, full enlightenment of a Buddha. This type of motivation is known as bodhicitta (‘citta’ means mind).
Remaining in this world of uncontrolled rebirth (samsara), the Bodhisattva has taken the bodhisattva vow to achieve Buddhahood as quickly as possible and thereby be most able to teach Dharma until all beings have likewise achieved enlightenment.”
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Attractive Thai Figure. Deva and Ornament
Old Thai relief-sculpture with Deva on a stand and ornament around the figure. 2 deities next her legs and one at upper part.
At the back is some writing in Thai and in the middle a group of man with the young King Bhumibol.
It is made of stone-ware and stands 16 inches high. The weight is 3 kg.
At the upper part of the back is a fissure from burning process, at the upper part a small part is missing.
Moderate aging, several white and greenish dots (mold). Delicately shaped and standing out.
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Old Japan Albumen Photo, Bell of Kammakura. app. 1885
Old Japan: Large albumen photo, depicting the famous Bell of Kamakura. Antique Japanese albumen Photo, tinted, thin paper, fixed on paper with small glue spots at he corners.
Size: 7.8 x 10,4 inches. Fine condition, app. 1885.
The bell from the Kamakura Hongaku-ji Temple, built in 1410, initially belonged to a temple from Chiba Prefecture, but one day, Nisshutsu, the chief priest from Hongaku-ji Temple, won a religious debate with the priests from Chiba and, as a prize, he received the bell.
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Tibet, China. Qing Dynasty. Gilded Bronze of Tsongkhapa.
3 x 4,2 x 2 inches. 236 gram. It has the original cover of the socket, authentic content as it has never been opened.
The gilding is slightly hackneyed, small parts have been painted ( later ? ). No missing parts or other faults to be mentioned.
He is depicted with his hands in the position known as dharmachakramudra which means turning the wheel of the law.
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Bodhisattva or Guan Yin, sitting on a Lotus Throne, praying.
It stands 3 inches high. Very fine condition. No bone, but Ivory.
Telling from the form of the nose it could be a non Chinese carving.
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End of 18-19th Century. Object with images of 3 Buddhas sitting on Lotus Thrones. It comes from a Buddhist Grotto in the North-Western part of China.
The quality is fine, though there are s few small cracks from the burning process.
Size: 2.1 x 2.7 x 0.5 inches.
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Antique Chinese Buddha Figurine
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Old Chinese Bronze figurine of a seated Buddha Shakyamuni.
11 x 7,6 x 15,8 cm, good condition, bottom never opened, with content.
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Japanese Buddhists. Tinted Albumen Photo, 1880s. Stillfried
Antique Japan Photograph: 3 Japanese beating gongs and drum. One of them is carrying a tall stand on his back.
Albumen studio-photo, thin paper, fixed on paper with small glue spots at he corners.
5,5 x 3,5 inches, fine condition, app. 1885.
Photo probably by the Austrian Baron Raimund von Stillfried (?).
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Antique Chinese Daoist Ritual Object 19. ct
China, app. 18. Century. Well carved wooden ritual object used to expel ghosts.
At the front side a Daoist (exorcist) with sword, standing on a fire-wheel is carved. At the reverse and side a Daoist formula is engraved – wu lei hao ling (五雷號令).
More Daoist spells at both sides of the object (千千雄兵 萬萬孟將).
6 x 3 x 14 cm, good condition, natural patina, good condition. Scarce.
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