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Khotan Hetian Nephrite Jade Sculptures. Pair. Cockeral. Cock. Rooster. China.

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    This nephrite jade comes from the head waters of the Yurungkash River (Kulun Mountains), just north of the Hotan in the Xinjiang Province in western China. It’s color is a whitish green celadon.   Artisans carve and polish to a semi-opaque tone…. and then hand polish with… Continue reading

Wood Garuda Statue, Indonesia

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Detail: Well known in Hindu religion, this statue was hand carved in Indonesia. My best guess is Java. Nice details and also a gold gilt in various places on the statue to add good contrast and definition. Circa mid-1900’s. From a “Garuda” collector… Continue reading

Older Vintage / Antique Walking Stick / Cane. Carved Dragon Handle. Indonesia

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Detail: This was purchased from an estate sale in Montana a few years ago. I think it is over 70 years old and was probably hand carved in Indonesia . . . perhaps Java or Bali. 36.5” long with – what looks like – a rubber… Continue reading

Unique and Stylish Copper, Brass and White Metal Bracelet, Kathmandu Nepal

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Detail: This is really a nice cuff or bracelet made of intertwined wires of copper, brass and white metal. Bracelet is about 7.5” length and can be easily adjusted for a tighter or looser fit. This is a new piece and made by craftsmen in the late… Continue reading

Recent, Large Hand Carved Bud Rosewood and Boxwood Chess Pieces, India

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Detail: This is a newer complete set – 26 pieces – of hand carved chess pieces. The king is a tall 5.75”, the queen is 4.75” and a pawn is 2.375”. The dark pieces are carved from bud rosewood, considered one of the most beautiful woods for… Continue reading

Old and Rare 18th Century Alabaster Chinese Warrior / Guardian Temple Statue / Head, China

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This is indeed a special Warrior / Guardian Head. It is a typical image used at the entrances of Chinese temple compounds. Well carved with a fierce expression and detailed features. Alabaster stone. On a museum mount. Certainly one of a kind and in perfect… Continue reading

Tall Elm Wood Lacquered and Carved Cabinet, China

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Detail: Gorgeous hard elm wood with a lacquered finish on top. Elegant carved patterns and floral graphics with many accents in gold. One shelf inside: 24″ x 12″. Cabinet hardware in brass. From the Fujian Province. Circa late-1900’s. Displayed in EsotericStuff… Continue reading

Carved Mahogany Seated Buddha Under Shroud of a Dragon, China

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Detail: This is a stunning Buddha carved from mahogany with the body and head of a dragon forming a shroud of protection over the entire Buddha. Tremendous detail. Circa mid-1900’s. In perfect condition. For the Serious Collector. Sorry, this item has been sold. CONTACT US for other items that have similar characteristics.

God of Wealth Buddha, Jambhala / Kubera Statue, Tibet /Nepal

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Tibetan name is Nam Thos Re. A very distinctive Buddha – right hand holding a conch shell and left – what should be a mongoose (that vomits jewels), there is, instead what looks like a bird. He is dressed in flowing garments and a snake (Naga) around his… Continue reading

Goddess – perhaps Rice Goddess – Statue, Thailand

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Detail: I believe this is a representation of Thailand’s Rice Goddess. Made from a composite of buffalo bone and resin. Hand finished and polished to a dark burgundy tone. Gorgeous. From a private collector in San Francisco. Circa mid- to late-1900’s. Perfect condition.
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