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Auction Description for Lempertz: Asian Art - Session 1
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Asian Art - Session 1

by Lempertz

Platinum House

149 lots | 145 with images

June 7, 2013

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 grey schist architectural fragment. 3rd/4th century

Lot 1: A Gandhara grey schist architectural fragment. 3rd/4th century

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Description: A Gandhara grey schist architectural fragment of a Buddha seated in meditation on a throne underneath foliage and flanked by followers with hands folded in adoration. On each side a column. 3rd/4th century.

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A Gandhara greenish schist standing Buddha. 3rd/4th century

Lot 2: A Gandhara greenish schist standing Buddha. 3rd/4th century

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Description: A Gandhara greenish schist standing Buddha, both shoulders covered by a garment draped in wide folds around the body. Head and remains of halo restuck, hands and feet missing. 3rd/4th century.

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A Gandhara grey schist architectural fragment. 2nd/4th century

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

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Description: A Gandhara grey schist architectural fragment displaying a bodhisattva and a kneeling naked figure within an arched compartment, the volute at the bottom showing a bird's head and foliage. 2nd/4th century. Mounted on a wooden board.

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A grey shist Gandhara architectural fragment. 2nd/3rd  century

Lot 4: A grey shist Gandhara architectural fragment. 2nd/3rd century

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Description: A grey schist Gandhara architectural fragment, carved with the scene of the Great Departure in one niche and three figures in another, with three framed divider columns. One corner restuck. 2nd/3rd century.

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A Rajasthani or Madhya Pradesh sandstone head of a deity. 11th/12th century.

Lot 5: A Rajasthani or Madhya Pradesh sandstone head of a deity. 11th/12th century.

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Description: A Rajasthani or Madhya Pradesh sandstone head of a deity with large almond-shaped eyes beneath arched eyebrows and with large curls on the conical head. 11th/12th century. Mounted on a stone base.

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A Central India sandstone fragment of a Vishnu stele. 11th/12th century

Lot 6: A Central India sandstone fragment of a Vishnu stele. 11th/12th century

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Description: A Central India buff-coloured sandstone fragment of a Vishnu stele displaying the right side of the prabha mandala with two male figures, the one in front being the personification of Vishnu's attribute, the discus (chakra), a column with two female figures on consoles, and a standing bearded man in front of a niche surmounted by an elephant's head. 11th/12th century.

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Lot 7: A brass figure of the Hindu god Surya

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Description: A brass figure of the Hindu god Surya seated in meditation with four arms and holding attributes. To the front a horse's head. On a stepped pedestal of copper.

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Three Indian illustrations of the New Testament. 17th/18th century

Lot 8: Three Indian illustrations of the New Testament. 17th/18th century

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Description: Three Indian illustrations of the New Testament depicting the appearance of Mary, the awakening of the young man of Naim and the crucifixion. Ink and colours on paper. 17th/18th century. Velvet matting. (3)

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Two paintings. Possibly Lucknow. 18th/19th century

Lot 9: Two paintings. Possibly Lucknow. 18th/19th century

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Description: Two paintings depicting a) a raja with five female and one male attendant, and b) five ladies on a terrace with a duck pond and flower beds in the foreground. Colours and gold on paper. Possibly Lucknow. 18th/19th century. Framed and glazed. (2)

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A Nathadwara pichvai. Early 20th century

Lot 10: A Nathadwara pichvai. Early 20th century

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Description: A Nathadwara pichvai depicting the autumn moon (Sarat Purnama) with Krishna at the centre surrounded by four priests and four gopas, in the background the forest of Brindaban, and four celestial chariots and the moon in the starlit sky. Ink, colours, silver and gold on fabric. Early 20th century. Matted, framed and glazed.

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A Rajasthani pichvai. 20th century

Lot 11: A Rajasthani pichvai. 20th century

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Description: A Rajasthani pichvai with three scenes by a river: Rasalila with Krishna in the centre and eight Krishnas with two gopas each, Krishna sitting in a European chair in a forest and a lady in a pavillion; two tiny charriots in the sky and inscription. Flower border. 20th century. Framed and glazed.

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Five miniatures. 19th/20th century

Lot 12: Five miniatures. 19th/20th century

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Description: Five miniatures, all in ink, colours and gold on paper. a) A raja with sword and flower in Moghul style, b) Akbar and Abul Jazal. Damaged. c-e) Courtly scenes, Rajasthan. 19th/20th century. (5)

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Lot 13: Four Persian paintings. 19th/20th century

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Description: Four Persian paintings, all in ink, colours and gold on paper. a) Europeans in a court setting. 15,3 x 8 cm. b) Man with a golden turban and a wine bottle. Folio 25,8 x 15,6 cm. c) Page from a manuscript with a court scene. 17,7 x 10,3 cm. d) Noblemen in a landscape. 21,7 x 14 cm. 19th/20th century. In addition a European leather case, the cover with a Persian lacquer painting of a court scene. (5)

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Lot 14: Ten Persian miniatures

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Description: Ten Persian miniatures from different manuscripts and of different sizes. In addition a Rajasthani miniature of a raja on horseback. Rubbed. All framed and glazed. (11)

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An Indo-Portuguese ivory plaque. Western India or Sri Lanka. 17th century

Lot 15: An Indo-Portuguese ivory plaque. Western India or Sri Lanka. 17th century

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Description: An Indo-Portuguese ivory plaque carved with the Holy Family, the seated Holy Mother holding baby Jesus on her lap, in front of a curtain, and Joseph standing in adoration with hands folded. Two ivory pieces fitted together, old restoration at the back. Western India or Sri Lanka. 17th century.

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An Indo-Portuguese ivory figure of a female saint. 18th/19th century

Lot 16: An Indo-Portuguese ivory figure of a female saint. 18th/19th century

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Description: An Indo-Portuguese ivory figure of a female saint lying with head supported by her right hand and a book in front of her. 18th/19th century.

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A very large Anglo-Indian Mysore or Canara sandalwood casket. Around 1900

Lot 17: A very large Anglo-Indian Mysore or Canara sandalwood casket. Around 1900

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Description: A very large Anglo-Indian Mysore or Canara sandalwood casket on four lion's paw feet finely carved with Durga in an architectural setting with an elephant to each side with gods sittings on their backs on the lid, and a multitude of fighting scenes from the Ramayana of gods in chariots, on horse back or sitting on elephants. Chubb lock with number, address in London and patent stamp. Tray inside missing. Around 1900. A perspex cover.

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A large Anglo-Indian Mysore or Canara sandalwood casket. Around 1900

Lot 18: A large Anglo-Indian Mysore or Canara sandalwood casket. Around 1900

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Description: A large Anglo-Indian Mysore or Canara sandalwood casket finely carved on the lid with Krishna playing the flute, Hanuman and a deity with a naga, surrounded by flower borders. On the outside of the box a total of 28 Hindu gods in architectural niches. Very minor traces of usage. Around 1900. Perspex cover.

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An Anglo-Indian Mysore or Canara sandalwood watch stand. Around 1900

Lot 19: An Anglo-Indian Mysore or Canara sandalwood watch stand. Around 1900

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Description: A Mysore or Canara sandalwood watch stand, the front with a round recess for the watch, carved all over with Hindu deities, animals and birds amidst flowering scrolls. Traces of usage. Late 19th century.

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A silver bowl. Probably India

Lot 20: A silver bowl. Probably India

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Description: A silver bowl in shape of a lotus flower on a splayed foot. Probably India.

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A nose ring (nath). Gold and gem stones. India, possibly Gujerat

Lot 21: A nose ring (nath). Gold and gem stones. India, possibly Gujerat

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Description: A nose ring (nath) of possibly 22 karat gold ornamented with granulation, stamped units and gem stones, including a coral bead. India, possibly Gujerat.

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A Kerala silver belt (arapatta). Around 1950

Lot 22: A Kerala silver belt (arapatta). Around 1950

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Description: A Kerala silver belt, made of large double interlocking wire links, the buckle consisting of rectangular plates in openwork with red and blue glass stones. Weight 1100 g. Around 1950. Such arapatta were worn by Muslim women in Kozhikode (Calicut).

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A silver necklace, probably Rajasthan. 20th century

Lot 23: A silver necklace, probably Rajasthan. 20th century

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Description: A possibly Rajasthani silver necklace consisting of 15 plaques with Hindu deities in repoussé, linked by silver chains. 20th century.

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A North Indian steel katar. 19th century

Lot 24: A North Indian steel katar. 19th century

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Description: A North Indian steel katar with a long handle with crossbars decorated with flowers reserved from a gold onlay ground, the details in silver. 19th century.

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A North Indian khanjar with a jade hilt

Lot 25: A North Indian khanjar with a jade hilt

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Description: A North Indian khanjar with a jade hilt in shape of a ram, carved with a leafy branch, the eye of a ruby-coloured stone set in gold. The blade of steel with gold onlay. The sheath covered with brocade.

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An Omani jambia. 19th/20th century

Lot 26: An Omani jambia. 19th/20th century

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Description: An Omani jambia, the blade of steel, the hilt of horn, the sheath with an exaggerated curve and belt of leather, all covered by sheet silver and woven silver wires in various geometric patterns. 19th/20th century.

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Two reference books

Lot 27: Two reference books

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Description: a) M. Gaston Migeon, Exposition des Arts Musulmans au Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris [1903]. b) F. Sarre and F. R. Martin, Die Ausstellung von Meisterwerken Muhammedanischer Kunst in München 1910, 1. Band, Miniaturen und Buchkunst/ Die Teppiche. München: F. Bruckmann, 1912. No. 377/400. (2)

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A bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni. Burma. 19th/20th century

Lot 30: A bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni. Burma. 19th/20th century

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Description: A bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni seated in meditation, the right hand in bhumisparsha mudra, the left hand in dhyana mudra. The eyes of glass. Restorations at the back. Burma. 19th/20th century.

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A bronze Shan frog drum. 19th century or earlier

Lot 31: A bronze Shan frog drum. 19th century or earlier

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Description: A bronze Shan frog drum with a central eight-pointed star surrounded by concentric bands with various patterns including fish and birds and with four frogs on the top. 19th century or earlier. Fitted perspex base.

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Two very large Burmese carved elephant's tusks. Early 20th century

Lot 32: Two very large Burmese carved elephant's tusks. Early 20th century

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Description: Two very large Burmese carved elephant's tusks with niches filled with figures reserved from scrolls in openwork which cover the whole tusks; the ornamental border at the base differs slightly on both tusks. Early 20th century. Mounted. (2)

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A Cambodian female sandstone torso. Second half 10th century

Lot 33: A Cambodian female sandstone torso. Second half 10th century

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Description: A Cambodian female sandstone torso wearing a finely pleated sampot held together at the hips with an ornamental belt, fastened by a band at the front. Second half 10th century. Mounted.

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A sandstone figure of Shiva. Thailand, in the style of Baphuon. Late 11th century

Lot 34: A sandstone figure of Shiva. Thailand, in the style of Baphuon. Late 11th century

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Description: A Baphuon style sandstone figure of Shiva wearing a pleated sampot held together by a low slung belt. Late 11th century. Mounted.

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An Angkor Wat style sandstone head of Avalokiteshvara. 12th century

Lot 35: An Angkor Wat style sandstone head of Avalokiteshvara. 12th century

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Description: An Angkor Wat style sandstone head of Avalokiteshvara with full lips and a cylindrical topknot centred with Amithabha in meditation. Weathered. 12th century. Mounted.

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A Khmer bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni. 13th/14th century

Lot 36: A Khmer bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni. 13th/14th century

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Description: A Khmer bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni wearing jewellery and standing on a flat lotus base. 13th/14th century. Mounted on a wooden stand.

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A Thai or Cambodian bronze figure of Buddha Mucilinda

Lot 37: A Thai or Cambodian bronze figure of Buddha Mucilinda

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Description: A Thai or Cambodian bronze figure of Buddha Mucilinda seated in meditation on a coiled naga which spreads its seven heads behind Buddha's head. Extensive green incrustations. Mounted on a wooden base.

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Three Mon-Dvaravati bronze figures of Shakyamuni. 7th/9th century

Lot 38: Three Mon-Dvaravati bronze figures of Shakyamuni. 7th/9th century

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Description: Three Mon-Dvaravati bronze figures of Shakyamuni seated in meditation, all with thick incrustations, a) in maravijaya, height 13,3 cm, b) both hands in mudra, fingers missing, height 14,7 cm, and c) the hands in dhyana mudra, height 8,7 cm. 7th/9th century. All on a wooden base. (3)

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A small Ayutthaya style bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni. 19th century or earlier

Lot 39: A small Ayutthaya style bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni. 19th century or earlier

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Description: A small Ayutthaya style bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni seated in maravijaya on a high pedestal. 19th century or earlier. In addition a bronze altar with Shakyamuni in maravijaya. Blue-green patina. Height 15.2 cm. Mounted on a wooden stand. (2)

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A Laotian bronze figure of Buddha in maravijaya. 19th century or earlier

Lot 40: A Laotian bronze figure of Buddha in maravijaya. 19th century or earlier

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Description: A Laotian bronze figure of Buddha in maravijaya seated in meditation, the right hand in bhumisparsha mudra, the left in dhyana mudra. Heavily restored. 19th century or earlier.

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A Sukhothai style bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni. In 15th century style but later

Lot 41: A Sukhothai style bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni. In 15th century style but later

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Description: A Sukhothai style bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni in maravijaya, the right hand in bhumisparsha mudra and the left in dhyana mudra. Partly covered with earth and small spots of gilding. In 15th century style but later.

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A bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni. 19th century

Lot 42: A bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni. 19th century

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Description: A bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni seated in meditation, the right hand in Bhumispasa mudra, the left hand in dhyana mudra above the feet. Ketumala probably a replacement. 19th century.

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A Ratanakosin lacquer gilded bronze figure of a bejewelled Buddha. 19th century

Lot 43: A Ratanakosin lacquer gilded bronze figure of a bejewelled Buddha. 19th century

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Description: A Ratanakosin lacquer-gilded bronze figure of a bejewelled Buddha seated in meditation on a double lotus, the right hand in bhumisparsha mudra, the left hand in dhyana mudra above the feet. Minor damage to the wing-like ornaments. 19th century.

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A lacquer gilded bronze Ratanakosin Buddha Shakyamuni in maravijaya. 19th century

Lot 44: A lacquer gilded bronze Ratanakosin Buddha Shakyamuni in maravijaya. 19th century

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Description: A lacquer-gilded bronze Ratanakosin Buddha Shakyamuni in maravijaya, seated in meditation, the right hand in bhumisparsa mudra, the left in dhyana mudra. A flame inserted into the ushnisha. Flaking at the neck. 19th century.

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Two Ratanakosin lacquer gilded bronze figures of Buddha Shakyamuni. 19th century

Lot 45: Two Ratanakosin lacquer gilded bronze figures of Buddha Shakyamuni. 19th century

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Description: Two Ratanakosin lacquer-gilded bronze figures of the bejewelled Buddha Shakyamuni, one seated in meditation, the right hand in bhumisparsha mudra, the left in dhyana mudra, with a wooden base, and the other standing on a lotus above a tiered pedestal, both hands in varada mudra. 19th century. (2)

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Two Ratanakosin lacquer gilded bronze  figures of Buddha Shakyamuwith his One Hundred Pupils. 19th century

Lot 46: Two Ratanakosin lacquer gilded bronze figures of Buddha Shakyamuwith his One Hundred Pupils. 19th century

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Description: Two Ratanakosin lacquer-gilded bronze figures of Buddha Shakyamuni with his One Hundred Pupils, seated in meditation on a stepped pedestal with Kaccayana and four monks seated on the top tier in the centre. 19th century. (2)

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Three Ratanakosin lacquer gilded bronze figures of Buddha and a monk. 19th century

Lot 47: Three Ratanakosin lacquer gilded bronze figures of Buddha and a monk. 19th century

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Description: Two Ratanakosin lacquer-gilded bronze figures of the bejewelled Buddha standing on a lotus above a pedestal and a figure of a seated monk on a lotus and a pedestal, the hands folded in front of the chest. 19th century. (3)

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Seven Ratanakosin lacquer gilded bronze figures of Buddha. 19th century

Lot 48: Seven Ratanakosin lacquer gilded bronze figures of Buddha. 19th century

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Description: Seven Ratanakosin lacquer-gilded bronze figures of Buddha, all of them seated in meditation, four of them wearing ornate garments, two of them seated on a coiled naga, the head of the naga missing, and one seated in maravijaya on a double lotus. 19th century. (7)

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Six Ratanakosin lacquer gilded bronze figures. 19th century

Lot 49: Six Ratanakosin lacquer gilded bronze figures. 19th century

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Description: Six Ratanakosin lacquer-gilded bronze figures, a) a standing bejewelled Buddha, b) Buddha sitting in European style in the forest of Parileyaka with an elephant and a monkey, c and d) two Phra Malai seated in meditation, the right hand in bhumisparsha mudra, the left hand originally holding a fan, e) a seated monk with folded hands, and f) the monk Kaccayana with a fat belly. 19th century. (6)

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Nine Ratanakosin lacquer gilded bronze figures of Buddha. 19th century

Lot 50: Nine Ratanakosin lacquer gilded bronze figures of Buddha. 19th century

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Description: Nine Ratanakosin lacquer-gilded bronze figures of Buddha, a) six of them in ornate garments, seated in meditation on a high pedestal, the right hand in bhumisparsa mudra, and b) three of them representing the bejewelled Phra Malai seated in meditation, the right hand in bhumisparsha mudra, the left hand originally holding a fan. 19th century. (9)

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A tall Ratanakosin bronze figure of a bejewelled Buddha. 20th century

Lot 51: A tall Ratanakosin bronze figure of a bejewelled Buddha. 20th century

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Description: A tall Ratanakosin lacquer-gilt bronze figure of a bejewelled Buddha standing on a lotus above a tiered pedestal, both hand in abhaya mudra. On the head a slender inserted ornament. 19th/20th century.

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Lot 52: A Ratanakosin bronze lacquer gilded figure of Phra Malai. Early 19th century

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Description: A Ratanakosin bronze lacquer gilded figure of Phra Malai preaching to the hungry ghosts in hell. Early 19th century. Wooden base.

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