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Becker Antiques is one of the most leading reputable antique dealers in the Netherlands. Becker Antiques is a name and place that speaks of excellent antiques and art, superb service and worldwide expertise.  Founded in 1969 by Jan Simon Becker, Becker Antiques is based in Museum quarter, Amsterdam Old–South (Oud-Zuid), in a magnificent five-floor townhouse build 1891, at a few minutes from “Rijksmuseum” (National Museum of Art), the Van Gogh Museum and the famous “Royal Concertgebouw”.

Becker Antiques main field covers ceramics – pottery funerary figures (dated from the Han through the Ming dynasties), Buddhist sculptures and other Chinese works of art. Our other sections are Asian works of art – concerns objects from Japan and South East Asian countries including bronze, stone and wooden sculptures, Chinese furniture from the Qing Dynasty and of course occasional other items.
For the last 52 years we have been selling antiques to museums, private collectors and dealers all over the world.

Our Work

We are proud to announce that from this moment a set of Qingbai cup and stand of Chinese Song Dynasty purchased from the Becker Antiques  Gallery is now in The Norton Museum of Art collection.

Recent Acquisitions 

 

Anthropomorphic Sarcophagus Lid

Anthropomorphic Sarcophagus Lid

Anthropomorphic Sarcophagus Lid Anthropomorphic Sarcophagus Lid, he is dressed in a long wig and a false beard; the background is tarred and has a rosette ornamentation at the level of the usekh collar. In bituminized wood, the face is painted in yellow and the eyes...

Gilt Bronze Yamadharmaraja

Gilt Bronze Yamadharmaraja

Gilt Bronze Yamadharmaraja Gilt Bronze Yamadharmaraja, cast in two parts with the Lord of Death standing in pratyalidhasana on a recumbent bull crushing a man lying on his back, his head is that of a ferocious bull with bulging eyes, snarling mouth and flared...

Monumental Japanese Temple Guardians

Monumental Japanese Temple Guardians

Monumental Japanese Temple Guardians Monumental Japanese Temple Guardians. Both standing astride with a bare muscular chest adorned with jewellery, wearing a knee-long skirt, and surrounded by a billowing shawl, the hair tied into a chignon, the hands in a gesture of...

Ming Gilt Bronze GuanYin

Ming Gilt Bronze GuanYin

Ming Gilt Bronze GuanYin Ming Gilt Bronze GuanYin, finely cast seated in dhyanasana, the hands held in karana mudra. She is wearing long flowing robes with well carved folds and neatly incised floral hems and is richly adorned with fine jewellery. Her serene face with...

Gilt Wood Guardian Lions

Gilt Wood Guardian Lions

Gilt Wood Guardian Lions Gilt Wood Guardian Lions, each lion is carved from a single piece of wood, their manes and eyebrows are painted in green and blue pigments with gilt highlights over the rest of the body, their eyes are detailed with black irises outlined in...

Gilded Sculpture of Seated Shakyamuni

Gilded Sculpture of Seated Shakyamuni

Gilded Sculpture of Seated Shakyamuni SOLD Seated Shakyamuni, sculpture in lacquered and gilded wood, Burma,serene expression, sketching a slight smile, right hand adopting the bhumisparsa mudra, his robe covering both shoulders, seated on a stepped pedestal adorned...

Gilt Bronze Figure Guanyin

Gilt Bronze Figure Guanyin

Gilt Bronze Figure Guanyin China, Ming dynasty, 17th Century Height: 32 cm. A Gilt Bronze Figure of Guanyin. The bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is shown seated in padmasana on a blossoming lotus base, crowned with an ornate headdress, the face with serene expression with...

Thangka of Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara

Thangka of Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara

Thangka of Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara SOLD Eastern Tibet, 19th century Distemper on cloth; the all-seeing Lord with eleven heads wearing silks of gold detail, standing atop a lotus blossom and before an aureole of extending multicolored lotus bulbs, his thousand...

Thangka Depicting Green Tara

Thangka Depicting Green Tara

Thangka Depicting Green Tara S O L D Tibet, 18th-19th century opaque pigments on cloth; the goddess seated on a multi-coloured lotus, wearing a dhoti with circular motifs, adorned with elaborate foliate jewellery and billowing sashes, flanked by the standing figures...

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