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Rare and Museum Quality  Lord Ganesh Sawankhalok Stoneware / Pottery Statue. Porcelain.  16/17th Century.  Thailand.

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The best known of all traditional Thailand ceramics are those named and from Sawankhalok.  Such stoneware is decorated in a rich brown glaze and decorated with an opaque glaze. The finely crackled surface of the glaze is lightly speckled from ash residue deposits during the low temperature glazing process.… Continue reading

VERY RARE Museum Quality Qing Dynasty Bronze Kylin. Container.  Engraved.  Lid.  China.

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    From an avid bronze collector who found this bronze mythological creature in a village near Beijing in the mid-1900s. I acquired it from the collector in 2003.   Such pieces are typical of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).  In this case, both of us are convinced it is… Continue reading

U Sein Myint Burmese Dragon Tapestry / Kalagas, Mandalay Myanmar

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  Yes, that world-famous tapestry artist, Sein Myint.  Kalagas – or embroidered Burmese tapestries – have been around since the mid-1700s.  Kalagas were typically seen on temple walls, in palaces and monasteries.   The designs reflect the culture, traditions and mythology . . . as the Burmese… Continue reading

Songye Warrior Shield.  Wood.  Woven edge. Congolacerta Lizard. Congo. DRC

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    Songye and Luba origins are shared and can be traced through lineages from the 16th Century.  It is believed that the founders of the Songye emerged from the lake region in the Shaba / Katanga province in the southeast part of the Congo with the Lomami River… Continue reading

Cambodian Khmer Art Sandstone Sculpture.  17/18th Century.  Gautama Buddha.  Naga. Macalinda. Enlightenment.  Cambodia

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  In the Angkorian style, this excellent sculpture depicts a naga (serpent) as the protector of Buddha.  The Buddha, seated in the Virasana pose, is meditating on three graduated coils of the serpent king, Mucalinda.  This ancient Virasana pose should not be confused with the Hero pose currently… Continue reading

Antique Rare Sawankhalok Pottery Elephant. Chang Thai. Si Satchanalai Kilns.  Sukhothai Period.  Statue.  Thailand.   

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    One of the most famous examples of Thai pottery are from the Sukhothai period (14-16th Centuries) from the kilns of Si Satchanalai, which is around the historic village of Sawankhalok in north-central Thailand. This period started in the 13th century CE and continued until the 16th century.… Continue reading

Rare Ornate Brass Elephant Bell.  India

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    I thought that this might be used for another purpose but I was assured by a master bell collector that it was indeed an elephant bell . . . but not the typical claw type.  I was told that these are found in temples where elephants are… Continue reading

Very Fine Meerschaum Pipe.  Turkish Sailor.  1940s.  Turkey.

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    If you are a collector or user, then you will know that this pipe is lightly used.   This hand carved Meerschaum pipe is from Turkey.  Meerschaum is a clay mineral  that belongs to the Sepiolite group.  This has been a highly desirable material for… Continue reading

18th Century Qing Dynasty Hand Carved Wood Taoism Guardian. Heng Ha Er Jiang. China.

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    Niō or Kongōrikishi are two wrath-filled and muscular guardians of Buddha in temples.  Kongōrikishi are usually a pair of figures that stand under a separate temple entrance.  Such guardians are common in Japan and China.  In China, the guardian is called… Continue reading

Authentic Pre-Columbian Jalisco Seated Figure.  Ameca Gray Art Style.  Proto-Classical Period, West Mexico

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    An intact hollow Jalisco male figure.  From the Proto-Classical Period, circa 50 B.C. through 250 A.D.  Typical of this style, the vent hole is behind the left ear.   There are remnants of manganese oxide (pigment), dendrites (slow growing microscopic fungus) and other encrustations from that… Continue reading
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