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Chinese 1600’s Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase

June 20, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Chinese 1600’s Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase yqz
18 in Tall Ex Museum Collection Bergen Auction Ending (Jun 30, 2014 18:32:01 PDT) http://yqz.me/Vase_Chinese_1600

China, late 1600’s early 1700’s. Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase Ex Museum Coll. Bergen. Of baluster form with a very

Chinese 1600's Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase

Chinese 1600’s Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase

high rounded shoulder and straight tapering body to a hidden footring, the mouth relatively wide and with a flaring rim. The body covered with a cracked ice pattern reserving prunus branches and blossoms. Base marked with a double blue ring. Kangxi period, 1662 – 1722. Ex Collection Munthe and formerly in the Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum (West Norway Museum of Applied Art), Bergen, Norway. The collection of the General Johan Wilhelm Normann Munthe (1864 – 1935) and by descent through the family, sold previously in the 26OCT01 sale of the Munthe Collection . found in a museum publication – “The largest collection of Chinese art in Norway numbers some 2,500 items in the fields of sculpture, painting, bronzes, jades, ceramics and textiles …. magnificent collection is the work of General Johan Wilhelm Normann Munthe who spent most of his life in China from 1886 – 1935. His career was both adventurous and impressive starting in the International Maritime Customs Service at the age of 22 and culminating in his position as a Chinese general and trusted advisory to Yuan Shikai, the first president of the New Republic of China {self proclaimed Emperor Hongxian}. Shabby Chic Condition with Damage to the neck may require more professional restoration. Clean breaks (see photos). It measures approx. 17 1/2″ tall.

For those not familiar with Anthony Lee here is his bio: Anthony M. Lee is an institutional, market and collection consultant specializing in the arts of China, Japan, Korea, Himalayan Kingdoms, South and Southeast Asia. Starting as a salesperson at age 14 in Chinese antiques in a family business, he went on to university studies in Asian arts, as well as receiving his licenses in tea ceremony, with further studies of ceramics and religious art over eight years in Japan. For several years he was an associate dealer with Sotheby’s online site and consultant with various auction houses and museums. Anthony has acted as consultant to over 20 museums, government agencies and trusts including the largest museums in Canada and the US, as well as major collectors, dealers, insurance and transportation companies worldwide.

He is considered by many to be one of the foremost experts in the world in Asian Art & Artifacts.

Anthony Lee started a website ages ago called Asianart. It is a place to post photos of your items and have experts identify them for you. (You can still post things there and folks will help you.) He no longer moderates it and identifies things for us as here on eBay as an old friend.

Wonderful Tribal Artifacts Up For Auction

June 6, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Many Unique Tribal Artifacts Up For Auction For The Month Of June! Lots of International Antiques! http://yqz.me/international-antiques

Antique Asante Ashante Ashanti Tribe of Ghana Fertility Statue Akua’ba Doll http://yqz.me/Fertility-Statue

We’ve found ourselves with a huge estate collection of African, Island and other Tribal artifacts. Many of these are absolutely museum quality. We

http://yqz.me/international-antiques

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are not experts in this area, but we can read labels on some of them and match others online. If we get something wrong, just let us know and we will try and post it here so everyone can see. We are putting them up in separate auctions over the next few weeks. Check back regularly to see what we get up. GOOD LUCK!!

In this auction we have a carved wood statue. We believe this is a Asante Tribe statue, the head is very much in the disc head style. This is most likely a fertility figure or doll, measuring approx. 12¾” tall. You can see the carved details that indicate that this is a female and a great carved design on the back of the disc head. You can see signs of age in odd discolored spots and a crack in the wood high on the head as well as other small dings and scratches. We found this paragraph about Akua’ba dolls on the Zyama website, a GREAT website:

Asante (Ashanti, Achanti, Ashante, Ashanti), Ghana

The early Asante economy depended on the trade of gold and enslaved peoples to Mande and Hausa traders, as well as to Europeans along the coast. In return for acting as the middlemen in the slave trade, the Asante received firearms, which were used to increase their already dominant power, and various luxury goods that were incorporated into Asante symbols of status and political office. The forest surrounding the Asante served as an important source of kola nuts, which were sought after for gifts and used as a mild stimulant among the Muslim peoples to the north. In traditional Asante society, in which inheritance was through the maternal line, a woman’s essential role was to bear children, preferably girls.

Fertility Statue  http://yqz.me/Fertility-Statue

Fertility Statue http://yqz.me/Fertility-Statue

Akua’ba doll. The Ashanti region of southern Ghana is a remnant of the Ashanti Empire, which was founded in the early 17th century when, according to legend, a golden stool descended from heaven into the lap of the first king, Osei Tutu. In traditional Ashanti society, in which inheritance was through the maternal line, a woman’s essential role was to bear children, preferably girls to continue the matrilineage. Fertility and children are the most frequent themes in the wooden sculptures of the Asante. Such are akua’ba fertility figures. The akua’ba are dolls with disk-shaped heads embodying their concept of beauty and carried by women who want to become pregnant and to deliver a beautiful child. The fame of these objects derives from a legend asserting that a woman who has worn one will give birth to a particularly beautiful daughter. A Ghanaian source indicates another use: when a child disappeared, the akua’ba was placed with food and silver coins at the edge of the forest to attract the malevolent spirit responsible: the spirit would then exchange the child for the statue.

19C Tibeto Chinese Buddha Buddhist

April 17, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

19C Tibeto Chinese Buddha Buddhist Lama Gilt Bronze Vajradhara Chakrasamvara yqz

http://yqz.me/Chinese-Buddha

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Tibet 19th C Rare Tantric Lamaist Buddhist Form

Tibet, 1700’s to 1800’s. Tibeto-Chinese Bronze Figure Buddha Buddhist Demon Mahakala Vajra Axe. The demon lord with a fierce face and standing in a martial pose to the right, right hand raised with a dragon headed axe (parathu) and left hand with a vajra (thunderbolt), a necklace of snakes and an apron of severed heads with flying sacred scarves. The face with three eyes and wide snarling fangs, huge earrings and high tiara with skulls, a high chignon surmounted by a vajra form. The base contemporary of untreated wood (original bronze base missing). Possibly an emanation of vajrapani with the addition of Mahakala’s demon axe, possibly a syncretic form of the two. Wear and tarnishing. Axe hand bent inwards. It measures approx. 5 1/2″ x 9″ x 3 1/4″.

Ex. Baltimore Collection of Buddhist Art, acquired in the 1950’s

 

1000’s – 1100’s Rare Northern Song Yaozhou Celadon Small Bowl

April 16, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

1000’s – 1100’s Rare Northern Song Yaozhou Celadon Small Bowl

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Molded Pattern yqz

Chinese Molded Design of Three Leaf Roundels Auction Start next week

China, 1000 – 1100’s. Rare Northern Song Yaozhou Celadon Small Bowl Molded Pattern. Of shallow flattened bottom form with slightly everted rim, the foot wide and unglazed, the interior with impressed moulded design of three leaf roundels of bifurcated leaves set in repeating pattern of leaves and tendril chain around the border. The olive green glaze pooling to dark in the deeper areas of the impression, lightest at the rim and with brown spotting at the rim. Two glaze chips at the rim (see photos). It measures approx. 5″ x 1 3/4″ high.

For those not familiar with Anthony Lee here is his bio: Anthony M. Lee is an institutional, market and collection consultant specializing in the arts of China, Japan, Korea, Himalayan Kingdoms, South and Southeast Asia. Starting as a salesperson at age 14 in Chinese antiques in a family business, he went on to university studies in Asian arts, as well as receiving his licenses in tea ceremony, with further studies of ceramics and religious art over eight years in Japan. For several years he was an associate dealer with Sotheby’s online site and consultant with various auction houses and museums. Anthony has acted as consultant to over 20 museums, government agencies and trusts including the largest museums in Canada and the US, as well as major collectors, dealers, insurance and transportation companies worldwide.

He is considered by many to be one of the foremost experts in the world in Asian Art & Artifacts.

Anthony Lee started a website ages ago called Asianart. It is a place to post photos of your items and have experts identify them for you. (You can still post things there and folks will help you.) He no longer moderates it and identifies things for us as here on eBay as an old friend.

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