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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

Casting of Australopithecus boisei – Zinjanthropus – OH 5 Zinj Primate Skull, Tanzania Africa

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Detail: The discovery of the OH 5 Zinj skull was perhaps the most important transition in the history of paleoanthropology AND a most important find for Mary Leakey back in 1959. She found the skull in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. This casting was made from the original 1.5… Continue reading

Cast Bronze Hindu Woman Statue, India / Nepal

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Perhaps a dancer or consort. Cast bronze. Circa mid-1900’s. From a collector in New York state. Subtle designs on the legs and lower torso. A small amount of oxidation is present that can be removed with a cotton cloth and some coconut oil.… Continue reading

19th Century-styled Pewter Dragon Sculpture Card Holder, Italy

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Detail: This is a direct cast from a 19th Century sculpture made by skilled artisans from Brescia Italy. Cast in 95% pewter (see European Pewter Union seal on bottom). This is a business card holder that I have used for 10 years. It would make a… Continue reading

Rare 19th Century Bronze Gilt Rattanakosin Buddha, Thailand

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Detail: Extraordinary Rattanakosin Bronze Buddha. Typical of the Rattanakosin style with finely jeweled robes and throne, tiered crown and flaired ear ornaments. Extremely well cast and detailed. Figure is in Very Fine condition with the exception of the very tip of the ushnisha. Gilt and… Continue reading

Dragon Incense Pot / Censer, China

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Detail: Solid bronze. Lots of action and dragons. Deep details make this an incredible cast piece of bronze.   SOLD. Thanks so much M.S. !

Bronze Tang-style Horse. Gold Gilt. Engravings. China

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Bronze composition with gold gilt. Gorgeous engravings on its neck, front shoulder and hind quarters (dragon and phoenix). There is another horse listed that is quite similar (see Item S-0203). There is a slight variation in stance and head tilt.

Bronze Singh or Lion Mask, Thailand

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Detail: Very good casting on this mask from Thailand. Believed to be cast in the late 1970s or early 1980s. Until 1991, it was in an antique shop in Thailand. I have had it in my collection since then.
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