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A Choice of Highlights

 

AN IMPORTANT POLYCHROME STUCCO STATUE OF GUANYIN
China, Ming Dynasty, 15th ct.

From the collection of Jan-Peter van Opheusden (*1941), acquired in Beijing in the 1980s

Cf. with a counterpart from the same collection, sold at Sotheby’s Paris, 12 June 2018, lot 184 Partially restored damage due to age, on a wood plank

Sotheby’s. Arts d’Asie, Paris, 12 juin 2018, 11 :30 AM See the link to the catalogue:  https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2018/arts-dasie-pf1807/lot.184.html

This Is Our  Story

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 

 

Important Stucco Figure of Guanyin

Important Stucco Figure of Guanyin

Important Stucco Figure of Guanyin. Seated in lalitasana, wearing an embroidered dhoti, the shoulders covered with pleated bands, the face with a serene expression and half-closed eyes, the hair made up into a bun, covered by a tiara with a miniature depiction of...

Tibetan Painted Thangka Mahakala

Tibetan Painted Thangka Mahakala

Tibetan Painted Thangka Mahakala 18th-19th Century, TibetDepicting Mahakala Yab Yum. Sight height 75 cm., wide 56 cm. Provenance: Private collection, New York, US. Thangka has fallen a bit within frame and is showing horizontal crease wear; otherwise with...

Kangxi Porcelain Trumpet Vase

Kangxi Porcelain Trumpet Vase

Kangxi Porcelain Trumpet Vase China, Kangxi mark and of the period (1662-1722). With old collector labels to the bottom. High 49 cm. A Large Chinese Porcelain Blue Trumpet Vase Due to the large size and excellent colour, details, and condition, this superbly large...

Ming Dynasty Porcelain Kandi

Ming Dynasty Porcelain Kandi

Ming Dynasty Porcelain Kandi S O L D Zhangzhou Export Ware porcelain 'kendi' (water flask). Decorated in Swatow style with turquoise, red, green, and black overglaze enamels. Bands with ogival panels among diaper patterns around top of neck and floral scrolls at...

Thangka Eleven Headed Avalokiteshvara

Thangka Eleven Headed Avalokiteshvara

Thangka Eleven Headed Avalokiteshvara S O L D TIBET, 18TH CENTURY Distemper on cloth; recto with identifying Tibetan inscriptions below each figure; an old label at the frame's lower left corner possibly identifies the previous owner: "John R. Muir Jan 4, 1912"...

Painted Pottery Bactrian Camel

Painted Pottery Bactrian Camel

Extremely Rare Painted Gary Pottery Figure of a Bactrian Camel. The camel well modelled in a standing position . With head raised in a bray and kinked tail swished to one side. The tufts of hair on his head. Neck and body simply indicated with combed incising and...

Painted Pottery Figures of Male Musicians

Painted Pottery Figures of Male Musicians

Extremely Rare Set of Four Painted Pottery Figures of Male Musicians S O L D Superb and Most Rare pottery "mingqi" representing a set of four (4) male musicians and singers. Grey earthenware coated with white slip and remains of white, light and dark blue, pink,...

Fabulous Pottery Equestrian Musician

Fabulous Pottery Equestrian Musician

S O L D A Fabulous Painted Pottery Equestrian Musician. The spirited horse covered in a yellow slip and standing foursquare. The rider seated solidly in the saddle with feet stretched forward in the stirrups, her body twisted to the left at the waist and dressed in a...

Famille Verte Porcelain Vase

Famille Verte Porcelain Vase

Famille Verte Porcelain Vase A baluster shaped famille verte porcelain vase. Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 43.5 cm. Minor wear. Otherwise in overall good condition. *Porcelain is a ceramic material made by heating materials, generally including a material like...

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