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Hand Carved Famille Rose Porcelain Vase. Cutout Design. Incised. Qianlong Marked. China

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    A gorgeous see-through cutout porcelain vase with intricate carved designs and hand painted in enamel with floral decorations. I love these overglazed rose colors of pink and carmine.   The mark is that of Qianlong Nian Zhi – Qianlong Period Make. Qianlong is the… Continue reading

Very Sacred & Old Tibetan Human Bone Mala – Kapala – Necklace, Tibet

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Detail: There is no question in my mind that these very spiritual human bone beads – carefully hand cut – are authentic and quite old. People donate their own remains to nearby temples and the bones are converted into beads that form a very, very powerful spiritual mala.… 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

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.

Old Amber Cylinder Brush Pot / Container, China

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Detail: This was found in an estate sale in a village outside Shanghai. My Agent was told it was carved in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s from amber. Decorated with dragons, flowers and a delicate background motif. There are no chips or gouges.… Continue reading

Wooden Buddha Statue on Stand, Laos / SE Asia

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Detail: A recent statue of a Laotian Buddha with hand raised in the abhaya mudra position. A nice and stately display piece on a wooden stand. Circa late-1900’s. This stunning piece has been sold. Thanks P. C. !!

Rosewood General Guan Gong / Guan Yu Warrior Statue, China

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Detail: Guan Yu or Guan Gong played a significant role in the civil war that lead to the collapse of the Han Dynasty and the establishment of the Shu Han. Many countries regard him as the God of Wealth or God of Protection but he is mostly known… Continue reading
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