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C-13-01
No. C-13-01

C-13-01
Fine elaborated Cloisonné Bowl
China, Qing-Dynasty, late 19th/early 20th century


enamel, floral and ornamental decoration, gilded base, no mark
diameter 13,5 cm / 5.3 in
height: 4,5 cm / 1.8 in

The cloisonné bowl is in good condition with only most minor loss and signs of use

- sold -



16-1-19
No. 16-1-19
16-1-19
Expressive dragon or "Xiezhi" bronze figure
Ming / early Qing Dynasty


Solidly cast, this miniature sculpture of a mythical unicorn creature is finely carved with rich details. Most likely it was used as a paper weight or brush rest on a scholar's desk.
One foreleg partly broken and lost, other leg with crack. Impressive brownish golden bronze patina.

dimensions: 37 mm x 15 mm x 37 mm
weight: 43.5 g

Price: Euro 620 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)


A-16-01
No. A-16-01

A-16-01
Vintage coconut grater, folk art
mid-20th century or earlier, Burma (Myanmar)


It’s a traditional tool throughout entire Asia, used in many households, to remove the fresh white coconut meat from the hard shell.
This coconut grater in form of a tiger carved out of a single block of solid teak wood. The sharp, slightly corroded iron scraper forms the animal’s tongue.
The golden brown surface with the pronounced grain of the wood remains oily from long time use.
size: 300 mm l x 125 mm w x 125 mm h

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M-11-03
No. M-11-03

M-11-03
Large antique Moko drum
Alor archipelago, Indonesia
19th century


Weight: 7,2 kg
Height: 53 cm
Diameter head: 32 cm
Diameter bottom: 26 cm

Mokos are bronze kettle drums from Indonesia used as currency and bridal dowry. The early models probably came from Vietnam (Dong Son). In the 19th century Mokos were made in China, probably since 1860 also in Java and brought to the Alor archipelago.

Heavy Moko with remarkable animal decoration, two handles are broken off, one handle lost, tympanum with circular line decoration

references:
Günter Kuhn: Mokkos, 2nd edition 2003
Susanne Rodemeier: Im Tausch gebe ich Dir die Tochter meiner Schwester, 2009
Charles J. Opitz, An Ethnographic Study of Traditional Money, First Impressions Printing, 2000, p. 226

Price: Euro 1.180
(incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)


M-11-02
No. M-11-02
M-11-02
Antique Moko drum
Alor archipelago, Indonesia
19th century


Weight: 3,7 kg
Height: 43 cm
Diameter head: 25 cm
Diameter bottom: 22 cm

Moko in excellent condition with ornamental decoration and beautiful dark patina

reference:
Günter Kuhn: Mokkos, 2nd edition 2003
Susanne Rodemeier: Im Tausch gebe ich Dir die Tochter meiner Schwester, 2009
Charles J. Opitz, An Ethnographic Study of Traditional Money, First Impressions Printing, 2000, p. 226

Price: Euro 980
(incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)


M-11-01
No. M-11-01
M-11-01
Antique Moko drum
Alor archipelago, Indonesia
19th century


Weight: 2,05 kg
Height: 36 cm
Diameter head: 20 cm
Diameter bottom: 17 cm

Moko with animal decoration, body with some small cracks, crack across the tympanum

reference:
Günter Kuhn: Mokkos, 2nd edition 2003
Susanne Rodemeier: Im Tausch gebe ich Dir die Tochter meiner Schwester, 2009
Charles J. Opitz, An Ethnographic Study of Traditional Money, First Impressions Printing, 2000, p. 226

Price: Euro 740
(incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)


A-12-05
No. A-12-05

A-12-05

Burial object, yellow ("golden") jade
Scorpio figurine with some weathering


Weight mass: 60,1 g
Length: 66 mm / 2,6 in

probably Hongshan culture
China, 4700 to 2900 BC.

Price: Euro 390
(incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)


A-12-04
No. A-12-04
A-12-04

Burial object, green jade
mystical anthropomorphic (female) figurine


Weight mass: 45,5 g
Height: 66 mm / 2,6 in

probably Hongshan culture
China, 4700 to 2900 BC.

Price: Euro 365
(incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)


L-13-01
No. L-13-01
L-13-01

Betel lime box, early 20th century, Laos


Weight mass: 82 g
Height: 90 mm / 3.5 in

Lime box with detailed traditional ornamental and floral design, rich brown patina, signs of use

Price: Euro 130
(incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)


L-13-02
No. L-13-02
L-13-02

Betel lime box, 1st half 20th century, Laos


Weight mass: 419 g
Height: 142 mm / 5.6 in

Heavy, large and thick-walled lime box with traditional ornamental design, all signs of use, chain which connected body and lid already lost

Price: Euro 140
(incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)




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