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Large 19th Century Lacquerware Alms Box. Buddhist. 3-Piece. Designs. Elephants. Mandalay. Northern Myanmar. Burma.

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    From Mandalay – the city and royal capital of northern Burma.   Elephants, elephants, elephants . . . all around and on the bottom. Elephants are most revered among most animals by Buddhists throughout Southeast Asia . . .and they appear all over this box along… 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

Vintage Translucent White Onyx Lamp, Burma

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Detail: I acquired this in 2001 from an antique dealer in Nebraska. This dealer said he acquired it from a WW II Veteran who brought it back from Burma in the early 1940s. This makes sense since the Americans had reopened the Burma Road in late 1940… Continue reading

Bronze 18th Century Shan Burmese Temple Buddha, Shan States of North Burma

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Detail: This statue is a museum quality late-18th Century Shan Buddha. The lines and features are a lot more refined compared to the 17th Century Shan Buddha that I am offering (search: 17th Century Bronze Shan Burmese). It has a gorgeous coloring and the detail is distinctive. Outstanding condition. For the Serious Collector.

Wooden 17th Century Shan Burmese Temple Buddha, Shan States of Northern Burma / Myanmar

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Detail: This unbelievable 17th Century Buddha is a classic Shan Buddha from the Shan States. The detail and coloring are superb and the iconography is accurate for a late 17th Century date. This Buddha sits on a throne in the Bhumisparsa mudra posture calling the earth to… Continue reading

Very Old Khmer Empire Bronze Buddha Head / Statue, Cambodia / Thailand

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Detail: A serene Buddha head that was damaged – most likely – during a Burmese raid into Thailand. I purchased this from an Asian collector / gallery in New Zealand. The Khmer Empire (mainly Cambodia today) flourished during the 9th through 13th Centuries. Then it fell… Continue reading

17th Century Bronze Shan Burmese Buddha with some Gold Gilt Remaining, Northern Thailand

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Detail: This statue is a museum quality mid-17th Century Shan Buddha with its “classic” style of simple lines and features. Much less “decorative” than the Buddhas of the late 18th and 19th Centuries. This particular Buddha was found buried in a temple garden in Mai Sai in… Continue reading

Royal Animal – Shaped (Chinthe) Coin Weight, Burma

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Detail: Made from high quality silver and nickel, this highly detailed weight was made for Burmese royalty in the 19th Century. The history of such weights began before regular currency when transactions in the bazaars were made by weighing out lumps of metal, ganza (basket or metal canister)… Continue reading

Pair of Wooden Deities, Burma

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From Burma, circa mid- to late-1800’s. Painted / stained wood with lacquer and gilding. Carved from a single block of wood with adornment of thin metal. Rare. Incense hole on small statue’s hands. On metal stands.   These are most likely from a temple… Continue reading

18th Century Temple Truss, Burma

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Detail: Carved temple truss support or long corbel. From Burma. Deep carving with human and elephant figure on the sides. Remnants of paint. Mounting post on top; hole at bottom. Acquired from our agent in Thailand. A real piece of history for architects… Continue reading
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