Gilt Repoussé Figure Avalokitesvara, Tibet, 17th/18th C.
Gilt Repoussé Figure Avalokitesvara, Tibet, 17th/18th C.
Auction No. 766 from Berlin

Variety of Non-European Arts and Cultures

2017-02-23T13:00:00.000Z2017-02-23T15:00:00.000ZBerlin & Onlinehttps://auctionata.com/en-us/s/1179/auction-art-from-ancient-cultures-and-tribes-february-2017The focus of this auction is the diverse and varied arts and crafts of India, East Asia and beyond. Amongst the highlights are a superb Mughal necklace with rubies, diamonds and pearls, and a miniature painting, from India and featuring a maharaja attended by a young courtier. There are also a number of high-quality Tibetan works, such as a gilt bronze figure of Ushnishavijaya, a buddha of longevity, and a fantastic stone figure of a medicine Buddha dating from the 17th/18th century, and still bearing traces of its original paint. --- The collection is rounded out by a variety of tribal art, including a bronze ceremonial mask from the Benin people of Nigeria. The auction is a superb ethnographic collection of art from cultures around the world. Tomorrow live at 8:00 am EST
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About this auction

The focus of this auction is the diverse and varied arts and crafts of India, East Asia and beyond. Amongst the highlights are a superb Mughal necklace with rubies, diamonds and pearls, and a miniature painting, from India and featuring a maharaja attended by a young courtier. There are also a number of high-quality Tibetan works, such as a gilt bronze figure of Ushnishavijaya, a buddha of longevity, and a fantastic stone figure of a medicine Buddha dating from the 17th/18th century, and still bearing traces of its original paint.
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The collection is rounded out by a variety of tribal art, including a bronze ceremonial mask from the Benin people of Nigeria. The auction is a superb ethnographic collection of art from cultures around the world.

All items

9 | Dha Sword with Silver Fittings, Wooden Casket, Burma, 19th C.
  • Silver, iron, wood
  • Burma, 19th century
  • Traditional sword called Dha, which is still today in use
  • Sword adorned with figures, inscriptions and floral ornaments
  • Embellished handle with silver elements
  • Wooden scabbard with ornate silver fittings and two eyelets
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14 | Mughal Necklace with Rubies, Diamonds and Pearls, 19th C.
  • 18 karat yellow gold (tested)
  • Rose cut diamonds (polki diamonds), rubies, pearls, polychrome enamel colors, textile ribbon
  • India, 19th century
  • Pearl necklace with three strands, divided into individual segments
  • Drop-shaped elements with rubies, diamonds, and free-hanging beads
  • Verso decorated with polychrome enamels in the shape of reddish, floral ornaments and green leaves on a white ground
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36 | A Gilt Bronze Figure of Ushnishavijaya, Tibet, 19th C.
  • Gilt bronze and copper alloy, partially painted in blue and red
  • Tibet, 19th century
  • Bronze figure of eight-armed Ushnishavijaya in padmasana posture on a lotus pedestal, surrounded by a floral-patterned aureole
  • The hands in various gestures or with various attributes
  • A wrinkled scarf over the shoulders, a chain adorns the chest, around the hips a full-length, finely draped cloth
  • The aureole and semicircular plinth removable
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64 | A Bronze Censer GUI, China, Ming Dynasty
  • Bronze, black-brown patina
  • China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
  • A bulbous GUI type vessel with projecting mouth and bat head handles on a high stand
  • The wall decorated with archaizing taotie masks on a leiwen ground
  • The bottom inside with characters
  • With wooden base
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87 | Pair or Turquoise-Ground Jardinieres, Guangxu, 19th C.
  • Porcelain with polychrome overglaze enamel painting
  • China, 19th century
  • Bulbous body on a high, straight foot, with an outwards flaring mouth rim
  • Each exterior with four clawed dragons and peonies on a turquoise background, framed by borders with flower reserves at the foot and at the mouth, the inner mouth rim with an iron red lattice décor
  • Foot ring, base and in the lower, inner half unglazed
  • Height, each: 34.5 cm, diameter: 40 cm
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  • Auction announcements

    Auction announcements

    06 February 2017
    Lot 59 was withdrawn from the auction.

    07 February 2017
    Lot 44 was withdrawn from the auction.
    Lot 45 was withdrawn from the auction.

    08 February 2017
    Lot 117: The correct estimate is € 2,400.

    14 February 2017
    Lot 100 was withdrawn from the auction.
    Lot 101 was withdrawn from the auction.

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