Antique Chinese Wood Carving Rider and Qilin

Antique Chinese Wood Carving Rider and Qilin

China, Qing Dynasty: Gilded wood carving with a rider (immortal) on a mythical creature, a Qilin, holding a big piece of gold.

Hand carved wood that has been gilded over red lacquer. Detailed work, strong facial expression of the rider.

40 x 80 x 120 mm, good condition.

 

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China, Qing Dynasty: Gilded Buddha Akshobhya.

China, Qing Dynasty: Gilded Buddha Akshobhya.

Qing Dynasty, Chinese Bronze-Buddha Akshobhya, fire-gilded.

3,2 x 2,2 x 4,4 inches (83 x 53 x 110 mm), 290 gram.

The gilding is partly worn out but intact on the larger part of the figure.

The content in the body oft he Buddha is still existent, the base-plate is uneven.
The Object comes from the important Dr. Walter Heihs collection.

Buddha Akshobhya, “the Unshakable”, is the Buddha touching the Earth with his right hand, while his left hand is resting in his lap to accept alms.

This position is known as the Bhumisparsha Mudra.

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Old Chinese Scholar’s Rock made of Shou Shan Stone

Old Chinese Scholar’s Rock, Shou Shan Stone

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Attractive, semi-transparent Shoushan stone a so-called scholar’s rock, resting on a fitting stand. Beige-rose color, very pleasing shape. Margin piece with “skin”.

Height: 8,5 cm. Horizontal line as part of the stone, not going through the whole stone.

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Antique Chinese Statue, Guanyin on Lotus Throne 12″, Qing Period

Antique Chinese Guanyin Statue, Stone 12″, Qing Period

Antique Chinese stone statue depicting a seated bodhisattva (Guanyin, who is the Bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female). The Guanyin is resting on a Lotus-throne, a scepter (lingzhi ru yi) in her hand.
The smaller end of the ru yi is broken, minor wear. It can be polished easily.

Height: 12.5 inches (32 cm), weight 4.1 kg.

The statue is from the end of Qing Dynasty.

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Chairman Mao: Scarce Porcelain Statue from the Cultural Revolution

Chairman Mao: Scarce Porcelain Statue from the Cultural Revolution

 

Peoples Republic of China: Authentic porcelain figure of Chairman Mao from the Cultural Revolution period. Glazed porcelain. It shows Mao Zedong in his typical dress, holding a hat and standing on a platform, decorated with pine tree.

We guarantee the authenticity of the object.

The statue stands 22,5 cm (8 inches) high and is without damage. Darker spots at the surface can be cleaned easily cleaned. ” 抬 196 ” – is engraved at the bottom.

Please consider that the shipping costs are already included in our prices.

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Chinese Sculpture: Tiger on Stand.

Attractive Chinese Sculpture of a Tiger on a Stand. Huangmu-Wood.

 

China: Attractive wooden figurine, a tiger on a larger piece of wood, all carved from one piece of Huang-Mu wood. The use of the object was to weight paper for calligraphers and painters.

7,2 x 2,2 x 2,5 inches. Very fine condition. The object is most probably fort he Republic-period, eventually later. But sure it is no newer one.

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Fine Wooden Panel. Children Scenes. 18. – 19th Century.

2 very attractive, delicately carved wooden panels, later framed and fixed at the reverse side to make it one piece. Also the hanging is newer.

The 2 panels are from the 18th ( may 19th ) century and attract by their high skilled craftsmanship.

 

The depict 2 scenes with little children. The upper scene is probably a scene of sacrifice with a altar at the centre and a little sheep at the right. The lower one is a harvest scene. While each detail is delicately carved the overall flair has much of the gesture of a painting.

There are no fault, no cracks or defects. The wood has a warm flair.

The object is 7,6 x 5,9 inches. It can be hung right away and sure attracts the attention of anyone looking at it.

Art Nouveau Sculpture by Marie Louise Sarre, Resistance

Scarce Marie Louise Sarre sculpture from the beginning of last century. Artist signed ML which refers to Marie Louise Sarre.

Size: 8,5 x 6,5 x 3 inches.

The sculpture is in very fine condition with no faults.

Marie Louise Sarre sculpture
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Size: 8,5 x 6,5 x 3 inches.

Marie-Louise Sarre lived in Berlin before World War II. Her friends called her “Puppi,” meaning “small doll” in German. She didn’t have much of a doll when she became active in the German resistance against Hitler. In the summer of 1944 she was involved in a scheme to secure the support of none other than Heinrich Himmler in a plan to assassinate Hitler.

After the failed coup attempt of July 20, 1944, she and many others were arrested and imprisoned by the Gestapo. She managed to escape and fled to Ascona, Switzerland, where she lived until her death at age 95, in 1999.

Her father was Friedrich Sarre, the first director of the Department of Islamic Art at the Kaiser Friedrich Museum (today’s Bode Museum) in Berlin. Her maternal grandfather was Carl Humann, the discoverer and excavator of the Pergamum Altar in Turkey in the 1880s.

Her father also was member of The Solf Circle (German: Solf-Kreis) which was an informal gathering of German intellectuals involved in the resistance against Nazi Germany. Most members were arrested and executed after attending a tea party held near Heidelberg on September 10, 1943, at the residence of Elisabeth von Thadden. The group’s downfall also ultimately led to the demise of the Abwehr in February 1944.

China. Antique Bodhisattva Bronze.

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.

 

Antique Bodhisattva Bronze

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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