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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

Temple 18th Century Warrior. Wood. China

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    Original polychrome pigment. Plenty of detail on the face, armor, hat. Dramatic pose.   Prayer opening on back.   Acquired from a collector in Connecticut who has spent almost 50 years acquiring authentic Chinese wood figures. He has operated an antique / antiquity shop for… Continue reading

Hand Hammered Khmer Silver Elephant. Statue. Betel Nut Box. Near 900 Purity Silver. 1960s. Cambodia

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    Very ornate two-part elephant Betel Nut box. A larger piece compared to the genre of handmade Khmer silver piece found in the shapes of various birds and animals.   This box was made to hold the leaves and other ingredients necessary to provide a mixture of betel…..… Continue reading

Set of FOUR Miniature Qin Shi Huang Terracotta Warriors. Replicas. China.

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    I am sure you are familiar with the burial complex, so I will spare the details. These four: General, Officer, Soldier and Archer would make a great gift.    

Small Amber-Looking Reclining / Sleeping Buddha. Shakyamuni. China.

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    No, it is not amber but some amber-looking resin composite. The color is bright and unique. Small enough to pay your respects anywhere.  
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