With vintage black & white postcards from Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, what was then French Indochina, dating from early 1900’s through the century. Superb and historically important visual records of the culture of the times with a special emphasis on the Royal Dance Troupes, whose art form would suffer so cruelly in the later part of the century, as well as the temple complexes & sculptures themselves.
From the delicate beauty of the many schools of Indian miniature painting to the large scale temple wall decoration, cloth pichhvai’s and the popular paintings of Calcutta and the gloriously colored devotional print. Sculpture is represented again by studies of schools and styles, such as the Chola bronze and the various temple representations of the gods and goddesses in repose and vital action.
The Peabody Essex Museum houses the Figiel collection of Indian sculpture and has an excellent online catalog of the title Ritual bronzes of Maharashtra. The Freer Sackler Gallery has at the moment an excellent online feature Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes.
Asia Fine Books also carries a collection of antique postcards and laser and silver gelatin prints of scenes in Cambodia and India from the beginning of the last century.
Always accepting single volumes and collections in the field of Asian art and history. I will take your books on consignment and try to get the very best price for you based on value.