Silk horse mask from the Xianbei ruled dynasty which ruled northern China from 386 to 534 A.D.
Made of pasteboard, finely lacquered with roses and nightengales.
A charming Balinese keris holder in the form of Hanuman, the brave monkey king.
In black and gold urushi lacquer, with fine mother-of-pearl inlays with aquatic landscapes on both sides.
A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at least.
Complete with key, inside divider and four silver containers.
Such work was made in the Royal workshops of Lhasa.
Sawasa is metalware in black and gold made primarily for the Dutch expat community in Asia.
A nice example with unusually fine lacquerwork and a monogram in the lid.
With scenes of pine trees and three drawers.
This kind of fine work is typical for Tibetan work of the 15th-16th centuries.
Forged iron, swiveled stirrups with an entirely beaded frame and openwork platforms.
Old 19th century piece with a nice smooth and dark patina.
Very rare set of Burmese knives from Mindan village.
Mounted on a custom hardwood stand
An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.
Carved with typically Dayak aso "dog dragon" motifs.
Very rare subtype of a Khond tribal axe with double points.
For holding and protecting important documents.
Made of carved wood with metal inlays for eyes and mouth.
Made of brass and bronze, now deeply patinated.