This is a complete bronze shrine of Vishnu & Consorts South India from circa 16th century. (height: 15.8cm, width: 11.6cm, depth: 5cm) It is genuinely old, complete and matched sets of Vishnu and his two consorts, Bhu Devi and Sri Devi, are not often encountered now. Over time, the members of the trio tended to have become separated. The threesome here has stayed together with the help of their platform into which each of the three slot in, and also the aureole or backing plate which also fits into the stand.
Vishnu stands at the centre with the wheel (chakra) in his upper right hand and a conch (shankha) in his upper left hand. The lower left hand is in the katyavalambita gesture, and the right has the varada gesture.
This is an unusual large lotus pattern stoneware plate from Thailand, (15th-16th century) (diameter: 31.5cm height: 6cm). It dates to the 15th-16th century and most probably is from kilns at Si Satchanalai in Sawankhalok in northern Thailand. Possibly, it was made for the Islamic market.
The dish is shallow with a broad rim and sits on a low ring foot.
Do you see that creep peaking under her skirt? More fascinating details spied @tefaf_art_fair on the blog. #linkinprofile⠀ •⠀ •⠀ Meissen porcelain c.1700 by one of its most famous makers, Johann Joachim Kaendler. #designdictionary⠀
I can’t keep this piece off my mind...hands down another favorite from TEFAF last week. Jewellery Casket, South German or North Italian, ca. 1600, ebony with figuratively carved mother of pearl. Swipe right for detail. @tefaf_art_fair