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Boxwood Hand Carved Female Celestial Mythological Fairy Statue. Figure. Lute. China

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  What an incredible piece…. hand-carved in great detail and then hand-rubbed to a fine finish. Only skilled craftsmen who have spent their lifetime can carve these exquisite pieces. Carved in a village outside Beijing.   On it’s own base. Just gorgeous. Will be delivered in a linen-wrapped custom box.  

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

Ming Dynasty Terra Cotta Carnival Performer Statue, China

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Detail: Temple fairs are a Chinese tradition, especially in Beijing. Dating back to the Liao Dynasty, city folk and peasants from outlining areas would gather at these fairs and buy/trade clothes, jewelry, birds, fish and insects . . . and attend the many events and carnivals. During… Continue reading

Openwork Bronze / Brass Vase, China

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Detail: This is a reproduction of a late 18th Century (Qing Dynasty) gold vase used in the Forbidden City. It was acquired in a Beijing antique shop. Circa mid- to late-1900’s. In very good shape. Sorry, this vase has been sold.

Stone Buddha Head / Statue / Sculpture, China

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Detail: Bodhisattva. Carved from solid stone in a village north of Beijing. It has been in one family for a couple of generations. Applied paint has faded but still evident. Could easily be mounted and displayed in a garden or in a special place… Continue reading

Small Wooden Smiling Face Mask, China

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Detail: This is carved and painted by artisans in a village outside Beijing. An emotional uplifting mask that was created in the late – 1900’s. Very good condition. See a larger – equally expressive – mask: Large Wooden Smiling Mask, M-6454

Happy Devil Wooden Mask, China

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Detail: This is carved and painted by artisans in a village outside Beijing. A devil face with a devious smile/laugh. Circa late 1900’s. Very good condition. Stand is not included.

Large Wooden Smiling Face Mask, China

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Detail: This is carved and painted by artisans in a village outside Beijing. An emotional uplifting mask that was created in the late-1900s. Very good condition. Stand not available.

Carved Jichi Wood Stand with Inlay, China

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Detail: Very high quality stand or display. Rare wood that I believe is related to the famous Chinese rosewood. Petite silver/nickel alloy inlay on all sides. A perfect display stand for the reclining Kwan-yin (Item S-4713). From our Beijing dealer. Circa mid- to late-1900’s.

Large Horse Ink Drawing Hanging Scroll, China

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Detail: This calligraphy and ink drawing comes from a private family collection through one of our Beijing agents. Age unknown. This is a powerful piece of art and in good condition. The framing all around the art is in cloth with a unique texture and design (see photo). On the… Continue reading
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