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Old Hand Carved Reclining Buddha.  Wood.  Mirror Gems.  Thailand.

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  Peaceful.  Beautifully detailed robe and adorned with multicolored mirrors.  From a collector of Thai statues in Miami Florida USA.   The reclining Buddha represents Shakyamuni.  It is said that the Buddha knew death was approaching and asked his disciples to prepare a couch for him in… Continue reading

Dehua White Porcelain Kwan-yin Guanyin Buddha on Lotus Blossom.  China.

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    You have heard my many descriptions of Kwan-yin or Guanyin…. Goddess of Mercy or “The One Who Perceives the Sounds of the World” or “The Most Widely Loved Buddhist Divinity”.   But what I might not have mentioned is that some Buddhists believe that when a fellow follower… Continue reading

Large Very Fine Dehua Porcelain Kwan-yin  GuanYin Buddha.  Reclining or Sleeping Posture.  Statue. Sculpture.  China.

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      A bit about Dehua and the Dehua kilns:  The district of Dehua is situated on the eastern slopes of the Daiyun Mountains of southern Fujian, some 50 miles inland.  About the twelfth century, Dehua became the hinterland of the wealthy port of Quanzhou on the… Continue reading

Brass Phoenix Statue.  Sculpture.  In Flight.  High Quality Casting. China.

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  MAGNIFICIENT! Male and female Phoenix’s are called fenghuang and reign over other mythological birds in Asia.  Most likely thought of as “huang” (female) now, their feathers are of five colors:  black, white, green and yellow… corresponding with Confucius’ five virtues:  Ren – benevolence / charity /… Continue reading

Bronze and Copper Hanging Monastery Incense Burner.  Censer.  Hand Crafted.  Master Temple Quality.  Rare.  Tibet.  East Nepal.

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  I located another of these rare burners / censers!   I like this hefty hanging incense burners because of the composition and stunning detail.  Plus, this one was acquired from the same monastery as the other one by my trusted regional agent.  Fine workmanship around the lid,… Continue reading

Rare 18th Century Wooden Seated Shan Buddha.  Mara Vijaya.  Gold Gilt. Burma.

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    A very special and rare find!   The Tai-Shan people are believed to have migrated from Yunnan China.  The Shan – who call themselves Tai – form one section of the large Tai ethnic group.  They span from1315 to 1948.   This particular Buddha is… Continue reading

Rare and Very Fine Ornate Ashanti Cast Bronze Kuduo Pot. Lid.  Funerary.  Ghana.  Africa.

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    The Asanti  or Ashanti live in central Ghana in the rainforests of West Africa approximately 150 miles away from the coast. The Ashanti are a major ethnic group of the Akans (Ashanti and Fanti) in Ghana, formerly known as the Gold Coast. The Ashanti are best known… Continue reading

Ammonite Fossil.  Cleoniceras. Large.  269 Grams. 133mm.  Cut and Polished.  Tulear.  Madagascar.

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  It could be 110 to 450 million years old.  Let’s not be picky when you see the detail, perfection and green colors blending into reddish brown.  Just look for yourself.   This type of ammonite is most likely Cleoniceras….with a smooth shell and angled segments.   Feast… Continue reading

Ifugao Tribe Mombaki Shaman Magical Basket.  Container.  Hipag Figure.  Cordillera Region.  Philippines.

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    Ifugao is a landlocked province of the Philippines. Ifugao – derived from ipugo which means earth people – is also the name of the people who inhabit this region.   Untouched by the influences of Spanish colonialism, the Ifugao people and culture value kinship, family ties, religious… Continue reading

Authentic Fine Yongzheng Painted Blue & Yellow Porcelain Imperial Dragon Vase.  6-Sided. China.

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The fourth son of Kangxi, Yongzheng was 44 when he succeeded his father. In the reign of Yongzheng, Nian Siyao was the Superintendent of Customs, and most importantly, from 1726 to 1736, director of the Jingdezhen porcelain factory. He personally supervised the pieces made for the Emperor and the court… Continue reading
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