Swat Region of Pakistan; chipcarved wood; 34.5â€ x 32.25â€ x 22.5â€
Cast bronze. Height: 6.5".
Porcelain with incised design under glaze, the rim bound with copper (Ding ware). Diameter: 7.5" This is a fine example of Ding ware, one of the earliest types of porcelains made in China
Mark of the Qianlong reign (1736-1795), possibly 19th century. Porcelain with overglaze enamels. Diameter 5.5"
Indo-Pakistan region. Excavated in the Old City at Lahore during the archaeological digs outside of Lahore Fort in circa 1960. Originally dented and encrusted; it has undergone extensive restoration. Copper metal alloy, 5.25â€ x 4â€.
Rajasthani school; gouache on paper. 20.5â€ x 18â€.
Probably Canton export ware, 19th century Although the drawing of the design is casual and the glaze pitted, this plate is quite charming.
Punjabi school, made for export to the West; gouache on paper. 13.5â€ x 13.625â€
Porcelain with yellow glaze. Kangxi reign period.
Made for export to England, 19th century. Porcelain with overglaze enamels and gold. 4.75â€ x 9.5â€ x 9.5â€ Possibly made for Sir Edward Vaughn Colt, Baronet, and his wife Martha, whom he married in 1804. With Arms of Baronet Colt of Westminster.
Tentatively identified as made by Tibetan Buddhist artists for the Imperial palaces of the Ming and Qing dynasties in China. Previously identified as the Buddha Amitabha surrounded by Bodhisattvas. Ink and colors on cloth. image: 27.5â€ x 21.5â€ brocade fabric mounting: 48â€ x 32.5â€
Makara is a mythical water creature with elephant tusk. Gilt bronze. Length: 1.5; height: 2"
Stoneware with celadon glaze and inlaid white slip. Height: 3.2" This is a very fine example of late KoryÃ´ period celadons.
Punjabi school, made for export to the West; gouache on paper. 6.75â€ x 4.5â€
Stoneware with celadon glaze and inlaid black and white slip. Diameter: 7 1/2"
Indo-Islamic culture; Copper metal alloy, 9.5â€ x 7.5â€
Rajasthani school; enamel on oil cloth or canvas. 12.25â€ x 12.75â€. Purchased in Jaipur, India.
Ink and colors on cloth. 49" x 71 1/4" (framed). This piece was the subject of a research paper by a student recently. It consists of small panels organized vertically and horizontally with calligraphic script and painted figures representing cosmic principles with symbols.
Cultures of origin: Mongolia (late 19th century) and China (Qing dynasty, 1644-1912), mainly 19th century Materials: inside-painted glass, glass, mutton fat jade, porcelain, agate, silver-mounted agate, hardstone, tourmaline, ivory.
Made for export to the Persian market, early 19th century. Porcelain with overglaze enamels. Platter: 13.75â€ diameter; plate: 8.875â€ diameter; c. bowl: 2.5â€ high x 6.5â€ diameter.
Made for export to England, commissioned by John Haggard and his wife Elizabeth Lee, circa 1735. Porcelain with overglaze enamels and gold. 9â€ diameter
Swat Region of Pakistan, cedar wood;16.5â€ x 37â€