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Catalogue no. 29:
111 Shan Beauties
111 Shan Beauties - Summer 2022

Catalogue no. 28:
Christmas Special 2021
Christmas Special 2021
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G21-01
G21-01

G21-01
Traditional Balinese Ceremonial Iron Dagger
Indonesia, Bali, 20th century


This chopping knife (Golok dagger) is handmade by an artisan blacksmith of Bali.
- adorned with complex swastika design and a mythical figurine
- made in finest craftmanship of Balinese blacksmith tradition
- steel blade with the durability of the traditional daggers
- blade back with stylized dragon application

dimensions:
blade length: 198 mm / 8.54 inch
knife overall: 345 mm / 15.55 inch

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A22-01


A22-01
Rare fine pair of lime container
Cambodia / Thailand, 19th century or earlier


These two antique lime container, made of bronze, appear in superb condition with some wear, minor dents, and fine natural patina.
These lime pots were already made since the Khmer culture and thus can be dated back until the 12th century.
Stupa-shaped lids. Rich remnants of lime, light reddish.
lime container 1 (left in picture 1)
weight: 132 grams
dimensions: 92 x 34 mm / 3.62 x 1.34 in

lime container (right in picture 1)
weight: 348 grams
dimensions: 138 x 46 mm / 5.43 x 1.81 in

Price for the pair: Euro 395 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)



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M16-19
M16-19
A rare paperweight in the form of a recumbent Tianlu or Qilin or Xiezhi, a dragon-like bronze figure, Ming / early Qing Dynasty (17th century)


Solidly cast, this miniature sculpture of a mythical beast is finely carved with rich details. Probably it was used as a paperweight or brush rest on a scholar's desk.
One foreleg partly lost, other leg with crack. Impressive brownish golden bronze patina.

reference: Paul Bromberg, Later Cinese Bronze Paperweights, Arts of Asia, Autumn 2021, pp. 60 - 74 (highly recommended)

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

Price: Euro 720 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)



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G22-01

G22-01
Ashanti / Akan gold weight / proverb (mrammou), Rooster, Ghana / Ivory Coast


Here we offer an unusual detailed elaborated figurative goldweight in the shape of a rooster with food in the bill.
The figurine shows some wear but is in very good overall condition.
The weight, made of brass, used by the Ashanti / Akan people of West Africa to measure gold dust.
Actually the figurative goldweights were proverbs with a special traditional or cultural meaning or practical advice.

weight: 41 grams
dimensions: 49 X 34 mm
age: unknown

Price: Euro 60 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)


J19-01
J19-01

J19-01
Vintage Necklace, Naga people, India or Burma (Myanmar),Tribal jewelry art


Tribal necklace made of twisted brass, brass discs and beads with a facetted center piece (material not identifiable).
Origin: Nagaland - northeastern part of India / northwestern Burma (Myanmar).
condition: excellent

weights: 69 g
length: 520 mm / 20.47 in
provenance: German art market

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A20-01
A20-01
A20-01
Small antique Hmong knife / dagger
Hmong, Golden Triangle, Laos, Thailand
19th/20th century


A small Hmong knife (e-nep type?) in good condition. Iron blade with some oxidization. The wooden hilt has a beautiful patina. Without scabbard.

length: 146 mm / 5.75 in

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B22-11
B22-11


B22-11
Antique betel nut case (Lutuan)
Mindanao, Philippines, around 1900


weight: 493 grams
dimensions: 116 x 55 x 47 mm
4.57 x 2.17 x 1.85 in

A fine example of a quite heavy Lutuan betel container from Maranao tribe at Mindanao Island.
Made of thick copper alloy with silver Niello work, showing stylized geometric, floral and figurative design.
Inside with three compartments for betel leaves, nuts and lime paste. Rich remnants of lime.

reference:
Cynthia Ongpin Valdes, Betel Chewing in the Philippines, Arts of Asia, Volume 34, Number 5, 2004

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


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A12-05
A12-05
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
A12-04
A12-04
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 340
(incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)


L-13-01
L13-01
L13-01
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 90
(incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)


L-13-02
L13-02
L13-02
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 90
(incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)




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