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Genuine Roman Terracotta Squat Oinochoe Jug. Italy

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    Oinochoe (aka oenochoe) is a greek term for a wine or other functional jug. The pouring spout and the handle rising from the jug is very typical of such jugs made between 50 B.C. and 100 A.D.. Some terracotta oinochoes are painted, have reliefs along the… Continue reading

Dayak Iban Native Pottery. Vase. Container. Tajau. Sarawak. Borneo. Malaysia

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    Iban Dayak pottery (aka Tajau) is a symbol of status, wealth and power. Even though the Dayak used the pottery for a variety of “daily” things (rice, water, wine, jewelry), it is also passed down through generations as a symbol of their familial beliefs. Occasionally, it… Continue reading

Oinochoe-styled Vessel. Reproduction. Athletes. Greece

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    Accurate replica and a quality reproduction of a 500 B.C. vessel by a Greek artist, Pvaglis in the mid-1900s, in Greece. Of course, hand painted. Recreated from actual pieces found during an archaeological excavation.   Acquired from a NYC collector who commissioned Pvaglis to produce a… Continue reading

Pre Columbian Chimu Blackware. Stirrup Vessel. Peru

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    The Chimu Kingdom culture – a large adobe city in the Moche Valley near the present day city of Trujillo – began their rise in 900 AD. They were masters in crafting black pottery in various shapes and forms.   I started being interested in their rather… Continue reading

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

Elegant & Antique Wooden Gothic-flavored Bowl. Hardwood & Brass. Family Shield. France.

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    Certainly a design classic with brass handles and rim. Perhaps a fruit bowl or container to hold the family jewels. Obviously from a wealthy family who had this handmade with their family crest.   Look at the details and condition. Quite spectacular. Dated… Continue reading

Ancient Clay Pottery Pitcher. Jug. Wine. Water. Funerary / Burial. Greek / Roman. Israel.

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  This was acquired from an estate of an Israeli archaeologist . . . about him, I know little or nothing.   This vessel seems very primitive to be a Greek or Roman Burial vessel. It is more likely to be an ancient funerary vessel placed in the tomb… Continue reading

Bronze Foo Dog and Ram Ashtray / Bowl, Asia

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Detail: I have had this forever to hold miscellaneous office things. It is old and unique. Two faces appear: one is a ram and the other – with mouth open for the smoke to flow – is a foo dog face. Circa late-1800s to… Continue reading

Authentic Judaic Terra Cotta Oil Lamp, Israel Middle East

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Oil lamps appear in the Torah and other Jewish sources as a symbol of “lighting” the way for the wise and righteous. Oil lamps and the light they give were important household items as well as being used in many spiritual rituals. I have had this single nozzle terra… Continue reading

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
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