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Whether you are seeking an investment-quality 15th Century artifact from the Majapahit Empire for yourself or an unforgettable porcelain gift from China for someone else, EsotericStuff.com has what you are looking for with  selection,  reasonable prices and superb customer service.

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Terracotta Soldier Warrior Head. Officer.  Replica.  Qin Shi Huang.  Xi’an City.  China

    In the early spring of 1974, workers sinking a well in Xiyang Village suddenly discovered an ancient bronze weapon and pieces of broken terracotta armored warriors.  That was the start.  Within two years, three pits were found and within 8,000 terracotta warriors, horses and more than 100 chariots.   But that was just […]

Maitland-Smith Brass Griffin.  Gryphon. Brulee finish.  Penshell inlay.  8173-10. Philippines

    Whoa….   This is certainly one of Maitland Smith’s most creative and sophisticated mythological and decorative creatures.  If the definition of a griffin is true to form, then this piece is the epitome of courage and boldness… with a massive helping of beauty and elegance.   This statue features a very detailed, brulee-finished […]

Yaka Ndeemba Mask.  n-khanda / Mukanda Ceremonial.  Northern Yaka.  Northern DRC Congo

  After a long history of forced migration and union with other groups, the Yaka have been an independent society since the 19th century.  Living in the northern Congo, the Yaka are primarily hunters, although they also practice small scale farming.  The Yaka has a tight-knit control & social system:  a chief, second in command who […]

Bronze Gilt Palace Guard Foo Dogs.  Guardian Lions. Statues. Pair.  China.

    These are large (11” tall) and detailed Chinese foo dogs or guardian lions.  They are generally present in pairs.  The male dog / lion has its right paw on a globe, representing  “feeling the pulse of the earth”.  He is guarding the structure or building he is nearest.  The female plays with her […]

Old Hand Carved Shakyamuni Buddha Head.  Statue.  China.

    Shakyamuni aka Gautama Buddha was the founder of Buddhism.  Shakya was the tribe/clan to which his family belonged.  . He was the son of Shuddhodana, the king of the Shākyas, a small tribe whose kingdom was located in the foothills of the Himalayas, south of what is now central Nepal.   As a young […]

Large Vintage Maitland Smith Centerpiece.  Iridescent.  Console Bowl. Bronze or Brass trim.  Bird Nest.   Philippines.

    Maitland Smith – founded by a well-known London antique dealer and designer – acquired and reproduced world class quality products.  Their expertise includes metal casting, finely executed porcelains, sophisticated finishing techniques, detailed hand painting, beautiful inlaid marquetry and the finest hand carved woodwork.   Maitland-Smith acquired this piece in the Philippines and sold […]

Old Madura Keris Kriss Kris Dagger.  Centipede.  Madura. Indonesia.

    Directly from Madura, this Keris was passed on through 2 generations.  Madura is an Indonesian island off the northeast coast of Java and is inhabited by 3.65 million Madurese.   Keris have been produced for centuries.  It is divided into three parts: blade (wilah), hilt (hulu), and sheath (warangka). Each part of the Keris […]

Vintage Gilt Brass Green Glass Pedestal Compote Bowl.  Gryphon.  Griffin Handles.  France

    A truly stunning piece.    Here we have an emerald green sectioned glass bowl snugly fitted with a gilt brass mounted frame with a pedestal base with concave designs around it.   I was particularly struck with the elegance and detail on the gryphon handles.  Awesome!   No chips or repairs. A few […]

Bronze Singh or Lion Mask, Thailand

Very good casting on this mask from Thailand. Believed to be cast in the late 1970s or early 1980s. Until 1991, it was in an antique shop in Thailand. I have had it in my collection since then.   Lost wax process.   A striking piece sitting upright or hanging on a wall.

Oceanic Art, Anthony JP Meyer

Huge, informative book of the three great cultural areas of Oceania – Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia. This book presents Oceanic Art in all its diversity: masks, jewelry, weapons, canoe prows, over modeled skulls, tapa and major representations of the deities. Lushly illustrated with photographs never before seen. In three languages: English, German and French. 1995. […]

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Product Categories
CContainers
Bowls, Boxes, Bells, Gongs, Medicine Holders. Containers not considered vessels
FFurniture / Furnishings
Furniture, Furnishings, Wall Hangings, Screens, Lamps, Display Pieces, Pedestals, Paintings
MMasks
Masks and Headgear
RReference / Research
Maps, Books and Materials
SStatues & Figures
Statues, Sculptures, Figures, Heads & Busts
VVessels & Vases
Vessels, Urns, Vases, Incense Burners, Censers
WWeapons
Knives, Swords, Letter Openers, Phurbas, Spears, Blowpipes
OOther not categorized
Other and miscellaneous such as Jewelry, Musical Instruments, Games, Garments, Skulls