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Statues, Sculptures, Figures, Heads & Busts

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

Silverback Gorilla Head Sculpture. Dated and Signed. England

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    This sculpture is a much smaller version of the massive gorilla head I have on the site now (S-8288). However, the detail is phenomenal and the realism is matched.   This limited-edition – from their wildlife series – comes out of the Bowbrook Studios in the heart… Continue reading

Bronze Dragon Sculpture. Lost Wax. Fisher Original. Spain.

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    European and Asian mythology portrays dragons in different forms. European dragons are most often winged and Asian dragons have an abundance of scales and resemble large snakes. The artist (Fisher) created a hybrid with a row of dorsal spines, wings, scales and the head of an… Continue reading

Wucai Porcelian Kylin Pi Xiu Dragons. Pair. China

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  Adorable hand painted kylins in porcelain.   Wucai, which has its origins in the earlier Doucai ceramics, first appeared during the reign of the Ming Dynasty Emperor Jiajing who ruled the Chinese empire between 1521 and 1567. Its manufacture continued through the Ming Dynasty and into the succeeding Qing… 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

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

Large Sculpted Silverback Gorilla Head. Signed Sandra Brue. 1997. USA.

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    LIFESIZE! Majestic! Very Detailed!   This is the second sculpture I have owned of this piece. I am so enamored with its magnificence. It reminds me of the behavioral studies I did with primates in the 1960s …. chimps, baboons, monkeys, yes… but… Continue reading

Rare Museum Quality Seated Temple Figure / Statue. China.

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    Heavy layer of gold gilt. Sealed prayer chamber on back. From a special art exhibit in NYC in May 2000.   Although labelled as a Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), I have some doubts. If this is an empress or immortal, the hair… Continue reading

Murik Lakes Protective Figure / Statue. Hand carved. Wood. New Guinea.

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    Standing male protective figure from the Murik Lakes, North Coast, Lower Sepik River. Represents an early culture hero from the time of creation.   Great detail. This “Spirit Hero” is in complete ceremonial costume.   From the private collection of a “true” adventurer and expert on… Continue reading

Song Dynasty Mythological Creature. Phoenix / Foo Dog Amalgamation / Mixture. Sculpture / Statue. Original Art. China

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    The Song Dynasty (960 to 1279 A.D.) experienced a growth in administrative and social organizational growth. It’s artwork also became much more sophisticated and creative. Their work with animals carved from yellow and brown jade was unprecedented during this time.   This piece came from Kaifeng,… Continue reading
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