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Auction Description for Lempertz: Asian Art - Day 1
Viewing Notes:
1st December 10am to 4pm. 2nd December 11am to 3pm. 3rd - 5th December 10am to 5.30pm. 6th December 10am to 4pm.
Sale Notes:
Please note: there will be a pause in the sale after lot 266. The sale will resume again at 2.30pm. www.lempertz.com

Asian Art - Day 1

by Lempertz

Platinum House

522 lots | 499 with images

December 7, 2012

Live Auction

Neumarkt 3

Cologne, 50667 Germany

Phone: +49 221 92 572917

Fax: +49 221 92 57296

Email: info@lempertz.com

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A Gandhara green schist head of a Bodhisattva. Pakistan. Circa 3rd  century

Lot 1: A Gandhara green schist head of a Bodhisattva. Pakistan. Circa 3rd century

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Description: A Gandhara green schist head of a Bodhisattva with thin eyebrows, large eyes and a moustache. Pakistan. Circa 3rd century. Mounted. H 22 cm

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A Gandhara grey schist architectural fragment. Pakistan. 3rd/4th century

Lot 2: A Gandhara grey schist architectural fragment. Pakistan. 3rd/4th century

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Description: A Gandhara grey schist architectural fragment carved with a Buddha seated in meditation under a tree and a worshipper to his left. Pakistan. 3rd/4th century. Height 21 cm

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A Gandhara grey schist architectural fragment. Pakistan. 3rd/4th century

Lot 3: A Gandhara grey schist architectural fragment. Pakistan. 3rd/4th century

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Description: A Gandhara grey schist architectural fragment carved with the birth of Buddha while Mara and female servants stand under a tree; in the upper part various figures in niches with pointed arches. Pakistan. 3rd/4th century. Height 20.4 cm; width 32.7 cm

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Two Gandhara grey schist architectural fragments. Pakistan. 3rd/4th century

Lot 4: Two Gandhara grey schist architectural fragments. Pakistan. 3rd/4th century

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Description: Two Gandhara grey schist architectural fragments carved with standing figures and columns underneath a border of leaves. Pakistan. 3rd/4th century. (2) Length 46.5 und 26.7 cm

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Two small Gandhara architectural fragments. Pakistan. 3rd/4th century

Lot 5: Two small Gandhara architectural fragments. Pakistan. 3rd/4th century

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Description: Two small Gandhara architectural fragments, a) part of an arch with a bird perched on it, and b) two figures on a balcony, restored. Pakistan. 3rd/4th century. (2) Height 20 cm and 7.7 cm

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A Hadda stucco head. Pakistan. 3rd/4th century

Lot 6: A Hadda stucco head. Pakistan. 3rd/4th century

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Description: A Hadda stucco head of a man with a turban. Some flaking and chips, one eye reworked. Pakistan. 3rd/4th century H 22 cm

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Two Hadda stucco Buddha heads. Pakistan. 3rd/4th century

Lot 7: Two Hadda stucco Buddha heads. Pakistan. 3rd/4th century

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Description: Two Hadda stucco Buddha heads, both with strands of hair covering the ushisha. Pakistan. 3rd/4th century. Height 10.5 cm und 8.5 cm

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A Hadda stucco head of lion. Pakistan. 3rd/4th century

Lot 8: A Hadda stucco head of lion. Pakistan. 3rd/4th century

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Description: A Hadda stucco head of lion with large eyes and a visible tongue. Pakistan. 3rd/4th century. Height 12.5 cm

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An Eastern India grey stone figure of Krishna. 18th century or later

Lot 9: An Eastern India grey stone figure of Krishna. 18th century or later

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Description: An Eastern India grey stone figure of Krishna, the dhoti with traces of yellow and gold. 18th century or later. Mounted. Height 37 cm

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Master at the court of Umed Singh I (1770-1819). Rajasthan. Kota. Late 18th century

Lot 10: Master at the court of Umed Singh I (1770-1819). Rajasthan. Kota. Late 18th century

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Description: Four paintings by a master at the court of Umed Singh I (1770-1819) depicting the story of Madhu and Malati. a) Madhu sees Malati for the first time, b) Madhu visits the king, c) Madhu smoking a pipe in the harem, and d) Madhu and Malati on a bed under a star-studded sky. Ink and colours on paper. Rajasthan. Kota. Late 18th century. Painting 10.7 x 17.1 cm; folio 17.1 x 24.5 cm

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Anonymous. Moghul style. Probably 18th century

Lot 11: Anonymous. Moghul style. Probably 18th century

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Description: A Moghul style painting of a hunter sitting in a landscape and aiming his gun at three antilopes. The border with blue scrolls on a golden ground. Ink, colours and gold on paper. Probably 18th century. Matted. Painting 12.5 x 21.3 cm; folio 16.7 x 28.6 cm

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Anonymous. Northern India, Rajasthan, Malpura. Early 19th century

Lot 12: Anonymous. Northern India, Rajasthan, Malpura. Early 19th century

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Description: A Rajasthani illustration from a ragamala series. An ascetic and two female musicians sitting in a meadow, in the background a lotus pond and a forest. Ink, colours, gold and silver on paper. Northern India, Malpura. Early 19th century. Painting 21 x 14.8 cm; folio 25.4 x 19.4 cm

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Anonymous. Northern India, Guler. Second half 19th century

Lot 13: Anonymous. Northern India, Guler. Second half 19th century

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Description: A painting from a Bhagavata Purana series depicting Krishna and gopis bathing in the river Yamuna, their clothes piled up on the shore. Ink and colours on paper. Northern India, Guler. Second half 19th century. Painting 23.3 x 15.5 cm; folio 29.5 x 21.5 cm

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Anonymous. Northern India, possibly Garhwal. Late 19th century

Lot 14: Anonymous. Northern India, possibly Garhwal. Late 19th century

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Description: A painting of a Abhisarika Nayika rushing through a dark forest to her lover, and losing her bracelet. Ink and colours on paper. Brown border. Northern India, possibly Garhwal. Late 19th century. Painting 22.2 x 16.5 cm; foli 28 x 22.2 cm

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Anonymous. Northern India, Probably Nathadwara. Late 19th century

Lot 15: Anonymous. Northern India, Probably Nathadwara. Late 19th century

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Description: A painting of two lovers on a carpet. Northern India, probably Nathadwara. Late 19th century. Painting 17.7 x 12.8 cm

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Anonymous. Northern India, Rajasthan. Around 1900

Lot 16: Anonymous. Northern India, Rajasthan. Around 1900

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Description: A Rajasthani painting of a raja on a white horse. Ink and colours on paper. Northern India. Around 1900. 28.5 x 24 cm

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Anonymous. Moghul. Around 1650/1750

Lot 17: Anonymous. Moghul. Around 1650/1750

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Description: A Mughal portrait, possibly Shah Jahan, with sword and katar standing in a meadow. Opaque colours and gold on paper. Wide red border with small golden flowers. Circa 1650/1750. Painting 18.7 x 11.1 cm; folio 38.4 x 28 cm

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Anonymous. Moghul. 18th century.

Lot 18: Anonymous. Moghul. 18th century.

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Description: A Mughal portrait of a raja with shield, sword and katar. Ink, colours and gold on paper. Border damaged and partly backed. 18th century. Painting 21.5 x 12.1 cm; wide, red border (damaged and glued from behind); folio 31.2 x 23.2 cm

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Anonymous. Moghul. 19th century

Lot 19: Anonymous. Moghul. 19th century

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Description: A Mughal portrait of a raja seated on a chair and a falcon on his hand. Ink, colours and gold on paper. 19th century. Painting 18.6 x 109 cm; thin gold border (partly restored or repaired) with wide border of golden flowering branches; folio 39.5 cm x 26.3 cm

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Anonymous. Deccan. 18th century

Lot 20: Anonymous. Deccan. 18th century

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Description: A Deccani painting from a ragamala series here depicting Raga Dipak with a prince with a flame emerging from his turban and servants. Ink, colours and gold on paper. 18th century. Painting 22 x 13.8 cm; trimmed, mounted; folio 22.7 cm x 14.2 cm

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Anonymous. Bundelkhand, Datia. Around 1800

Lot 21: Anonymous. Bundelkhand, Datia. Around 1800

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Description: A Datia painting from a Ragamala series. Opaque pigments and gold on paper. Around 1800. Painting 26.3 x 16.3 cm; red border; folio 32.9 x 22 cm.

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Anonymous. Rajasthan, Mewar. Around 1720

Lot 22: Anonymous. Rajasthan, Mewar. Around 1720

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Description: A Mewar illustration from the Satsaiya by Bihari Chal depicting five different scenes. Ink, opaque colours and gold on paper. Around 1720. Painting 21.6 x 18.2 cm; red border; folio 25.5 x 22 cm.

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Anonymous. Rajasthan, Jodphur. First half 19th century

Lot 23: Anonymous. Rajasthan, Jodphur. First half 19th century

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Description: A Jodphur painting of a palace lady and two female servants. Ink, opaque colours, silver and gold on paper. First half 19th century. Painting 16 x 12 cm; thin yellow border. Folio 16.5 x 12.2 cm

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Anonymous. Rajasthan, Jodphur. Around 1840

Lot 24: Anonymous. Rajasthan, Jodphur. Around 1840

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Description: A Jodphur painting of a raja receiving a visitor in a landscape with an ox herd above and lady in a small house at the bottom. Ink, opaque colours and gold on paper. Around 1840. Painting 23 x 17.8 cm; thin red border; folio 25.8 x 19.7 cm

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Anonymous. Rajasthan, Jaipur. Mid 19th century.

Lot 25: Anonymous. Rajasthan, Jaipur. Mid 19th century.

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Description: a) Krishna and Radha under tree. Folio 25.2 x 18.6 cm; b) Krishna with flute and Radha. Folio 23.6 x 16.7 cm. c) Rama and Sita on a throne, with Hanuman and an ascetic. Gold partly embossed. Folio 13 x 9 cm. All in ink, colours and gold on thin card. Jaipur. Mid 19th century. (3)

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Anonymous. Rajasthan, Jaipur. Around 1820

Lot 26: Anonymous. Rajasthan, Jaipur. Around 1820

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Description: A Jaipur painting of Durga on a throne and a lion in front of her. Ink, colours and gold on paper. Around 1820. Folio 23.2 x 16.5 cm

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Two paintings

Lot 27: Two paintings

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Description: Two paintings. a) A Jaipur illustration from a ragamala series: Kanada Ragini. Around 1820. Ink, colours and gold on card. Folio 28.8 x 33.5 cm. b) A Mughal painting of a raja with a lute on a carpet. 18th century. Both ink, opaque colours and gold on paper. Ink, colours and gold on paper. Picture 11.2 x 13.9 cm; folio 20.5 x 26.4 cm. (2)

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Anonymous. Rajasthan, Jaipur. Around 1820

Lot 28: Anonymous. Rajasthan, Jaipur. Around 1820

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Description: A Jaipur illustration from a ragamala series: Seta Malar ragini. A prince with a musical instrument sits in front of a holy man. Ink, opaque colours, silver and gold on paper. Around 1820. Painting 17 x 12 cm; silvered red and blue border; folio 30 x 23.7 cm.

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Anonymous. Rajasthan, Jaipur. Mid 19th century

Lot 29: Anonymous. Rajasthan, Jaipur. Mid 19th century

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Description: a) Shiva and Parvati on a carpet. To the right Ganesha und Brahma, to the left Narada. Collector's seal D.B. Manley. Painting 15.5 x 22.9 cm; b) Krishna Venugopala, Radha and servant. Folio 26 x 17.7 cm; c) Krishna and Balarama meeting Radha. Folio 29.8 x 21.5 cm. All ink, colours and gold on thin card. Jaipur. Mid 19th century (3)

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Anonymous. Rajasthan, Jaipur. Around 1850

Lot 30: Anonymous. Rajasthan, Jaipur. Around 1850

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Description: A Jaipur painting of Baz Bahadur und Rumpati on horseback. Ink, opaque colours, silver and gold on paper. Damaged. Around 1850. Painting 24.3 x 17.7 cm; silver and red border. Folio 28.7 x 22.6 cm.

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Anonymous. Rajasthan, Jaipur. Second half 19th century

Lot 31: Anonymous. Rajasthan, Jaipur. Second half 19th century

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Description: A Jaipur painting of Rama's coronation. Ink, opaque colours, silver and gold on paper. Second half 19th century. Painting 24. x 16.1 cm; silver, blue and red border; folio 35 x 25 cm

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Anonymous. Pahari. Around 1800

Lot 32: Anonymous. Pahari. Around 1800

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Description: A Pahari painting of a lady holding onto a branch in a thunder storm. Ink, opaque colours, gold and silver on paper. Around 1800. Painting 21 x 16 cm; thin, dark blue border; folio 22.7 x 17.7 cm

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Anonymous. Pahari. Around 1800

Lot 33: Anonymous. Pahari. Around 1800

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Description: A Pahari illustration of the Mahabarata Purana, a) Krishna welcoming a general and his troops; b) Krishna and the general and groups of gods and princes. Ink, opaque colours, silver and gold on paper. Around 1800. a) Painting 14.5 x 20.5 cm; b) 14.5 x 20 cm; thin, blue and yellow border, picture a) 18.4 x 29.4 cm, b) 18.5 x 28.9 cm

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Anonymous. Pahari. Mid 19th century

Lot 34: Anonymous. Pahari. Mid 19th century

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Description: Landscape with Shiva, the holy Narada with vina and nine ladies. Opache colours and gold on cardboard. Painting 22.2 x 16.2 cm; flower border and pink border. Folio 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

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Three drawings. Anonymous. 19th century

Lot 35: Three drawings. Anonymous. 19th century

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Description: Three drawings. a) Rajasthan. Yasoda on a bed with Krishna as a baby. Ink on paper. Pahari. Folio 12.7 x 10.5 cm. b) Rajasthan. 19th century. Male and female musicians. Ink on pergament-style paper. Folio 19.3 x 12.8 cm. c) From a Ragamala-series. Rajasthan. First half 19th century. Lady with a bow and arrow aiming at chickens. Ink, colours and silver on thin paper. Mounted. Picture 17 x 9.2 cm; folio 21 x 12.5 cm.

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Three paintings in the style of

Lot 36: Three paintings in the style of "Provincial Moghul". Second half 20th century

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Description: Three paintings in the style of "Provincial Moghul". a) Krishna with a flower vase and lady musicians, b) Krishna and a lady at night, c) a raja and a lady on a swing. On the reverse drawings of men. Ink, colours and gold on paper. Second half 20th century. (3) 24.3 x 17.2 cm

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A Persian painting. 19th century or earlier

Lot 37: A Persian painting. 19th century or earlier

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Description: A Persian painting showing two lovers surrounded by musicians and servants under blossoming trees. Ink, colours, silver and gold on paper. Painted "passepartout" painted with ornaments, flowers and scrolls in colours and gold. 19th century or earlier. Framed and glazed. 18.2 x 9.7 cm

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A Pabuji Ki Phad. Late 19th/early 20th century

Lot 38: A Pabuji Ki Phad. Late 19th/early 20th century

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Description: A Pabuji Ki Phad showing scenes from the life of Pabuji, in the center the prince, his four companions and his black mare Kesara Kali. Probably block printed and coloured on cloth. Red border. A few minor holes. Late 19th/early 20th century. 149 x 534 cm

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A Rajasthani pichvai depicting dana lila. 20th century

Lot 39: A Rajasthani pichvai depicting dana lila. 20th century

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Description: A Rajasthani pichvai depicting dana lila (the demanding of the toll). Young Krishna tips curds from a pot carried by a gopi as she and her companions take their produce to the market. Behind Krishna his friends and a herd of oxen; in the background Mount Govardhan. A flower border on three sides. Ink, colours and a little gold on fabric. Lined with orange-red raw silk. 20th century. 167.5 x 214 cm

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Lot 40: An Indian polycromed wooden mask of a young man

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Description: An Indian polychromed wooden mask of a young man with a moustache and black hair.No illustration Height 24 cm

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Four ink drawings by Laximan Pai (born 1924)

Lot 41: Four ink drawings by Laximan Pai (born 1924)

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Description: Four ink drawings by Laximan Pai (born 1924). a) Man and woman. 55.5 x 38 cm. Signed Laxman Pai, Paris 1959. Framed and glazed. b-d) Watercolour and ink. b) Nude in a forest. 64 x 38 cm. c) A woman's face as a flower and water. 59 x 30.5 cm. d) View of roofs. 31 x 49 cm. All signed Laxman Pai, München 1961. (4)

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A Shan-style bronze Buddha Shakyamuni. 18th/19th century

Lot 42: A Shan-style bronze Buddha Shakyamuni. 18th/19th century

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Description: A Shan-style bronze Buddha Shakyamuni seated in meditation on a high pedestal, the right hand in bhumisparsha mudra. 18th/19th century. Height 26 cm

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A Mandalay lacquered wood figure of Buddha. 20th century

Lot 43: A Mandalay lacquered wood figure of Buddha. 20th century

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Description: A Mandalay gilded and lacquered wood figure of Buddha seated in meditation on a double lotus, the right hand in bhumisparsa mudra. 20th century. Height 30.2 cm

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A Mandalay lacquered wood figure of Buddha. Burma.19th century

Lot 44: A Mandalay lacquered wood figure of Buddha. Burma.19th century

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Description: A Mandalay gilded and lacquered wood figure of a standing Buddha, the right hand hanging down in vitarka mudra. The border decorated in thayo and with glass stones. Restored. Burma. 19th century. Total height 174 cm

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An alabaster head of a Buddha. Burma. 19th/20th century

Lot 45: An alabaster head of a Buddha. Burma. 19th/20th century

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Description: A Burmese alabaster head of a Buddha with traces of paint to the eyes and colour in the linear grooves. Tip of the flame chipped. 19th/20th century. Mounted. Height 26.5 cm

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A Shan state red lacquer offering vessel (hsun ok). Myanmar, probably Laihka. Early 20th century

Lot 46: A Shan state red lacquer offering vessel (hsun ok). Myanmar, probably Laihka. Early 20th century

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Description: A Shan state red lacquer offering vessel (hsun ok), the spire of turned wood. Myanmar, probably Onle Lake. Early 20th century. Height 90 cm

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Lot 47: A Burmese dagger (da) in a silver sheath. 19th century

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Description: A Burmese dagger with a ribbed ivory handle in a silver sheath with decorative bands of silver wire. 19th century.No illustration Length 51 cm

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Lot 48: A dagger in a silver sheath. 19th century

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Description: A dagger with an ivory handle and a silver sheath with various motifs and scroll in repoussé and a dragon's head at the tip. Turkey/Thailand? 19th century.No illustration Length 47.5 cm

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An Angkor Vat-style sandstone male torso. Cambodia. 12th/13th century

Lot 49: An Angkor Vat-style sandstone male torso. Cambodia. 12th/13th century

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Description: An Angkor Vat-style sandstone male torso, wearing in a short sampot with a double fishtail pleat and a wide belt. Cambodia. 12th/13th century. Mounted. Height 43 cm

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A Bayon-style stone head of Lokeshvara. Cambodia. 13th century

Lot 50: A Bayon-style stone head of Lokeshvara. Cambodia. 13th century

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Description: A Bayon-style sandstone head of Lokeshvara with a small figure of Amithbha seated in meditation in front of the petal-covered ushnisha. Cambodia. 13th century. Mounted. Height 20.5 cm

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