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Vintage Rich Yellow Cloisonne Enamel Bowl / Jar. Lid. Peony. With Stand. China.

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    Cloisonne, cloisonné, cloisonné . . . how simply gorgeous. The detail – with copper wire forming the partitions – is just stunning. And don’t get me started on the enamel work!   This piece is from the early 1950s and is in perfect condition. … Continue reading

Large Desktop Prayer Wheel. Handmade and Hand Crafted. Buddhist. Paper Scroll. Nepal

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Prayer wheels are Tibetan Buddhist praying instruments, with the mantra engraved: Om Mani Padme Hum, Avalokitesvara’s mantra. Prayers are also printed on a paper scroll rolled inside the metal cylinder. Very powerful.   Prayer wheels are fixed to the walls of monasteries, grouped around stupas, found in… Continue reading

Marka / Warka Tribal Mask. Wood and Copper. Ceremonial. Mali. Africa.

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  About 2.5 million Bambara people for the largest ethnic group in Mali. The Bambara Kingdom was founded in the 17th Century and reached its pinnacle by 1787. It has always been an agricultural society with cattle rearing a secondary source of food.   In the northern… Continue reading

Brass Wind Chime, China

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Detail: Very well crafted with new strings. Deep rich tones with a coy fish weight to sound the chimes. Nice patina. Circa mid-1960’s to mid-1970’s. Good condition.

Unique Vintage – Styled Custom Hammered Chess Board, Greece

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Detail: You really have to see this unique board. The colors and depth is unbelievable. This chessboard has been around for a while but does not appear to have had much use. It has melted enamel red and bluish-green coloring plus a layer of veneer that… Continue reading

Antique Bronze Pot / Vessel / Urn, China

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Detail: A Museum Quality bronze urn with tremendous aesthetic value. I acquired this piece from a fine arts gallery in Wisconsin. Circa late-1800’s to early-1900’s. It is indeed a quality piece in very good condition. For the Serious Collector.   This classic Vessel has SOLD. Thanks. C.R.  

Vintage and Ornate Copper & Brass Offering Bowl, Tibet

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Detail: With hand tooled brass dragons and rim/base designs, this copper offering bowl was used by Monks in their monastery / temples. Circa early- to mid-1900’s. It was found in a back alley antique store in Nepal. It has been in my private collection for… Continue reading

Brass / Bronze & Copper Shou Xing Walking Stick / Cane / Sword, China

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Detail: The Shou Xing handle represents the God of Long Life and Longevity. This god is the third god of the Gods of Good Fortune. This is a heavy and study cane. The copper sheath or shaft – that houses a steel blade –… Continue reading

Copper / Nickel / Gold Gilt Trigug or Kartika Ritual / Ceremonial Axe, Tibet

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Detail: Ritual axes like this one symbolize disintegration of all worldly good and transformation into a unified positive force. This is much longer than most Trigugs. This axe is a mixture of copper and nickel with a gold plating. I secured it from a Shanghai Tibetan antique… Continue reading

Elaborate Copper Elephant, China

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Detail: From my private collection and one of my favorite pieces. Lots of detail and character. In perfect condition. Circa late 1900’s. Sorry, this item has been sold. CONTACT US for other elephant or copper items that have similar chararacteristics.
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