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Brass / Bronze Dragon Cane Head. China.

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  Just pull or saw off your old boring cane head and stick this elegant and cultural head on the end of the cane stick.   The mythological creature called a Dragon – the pattern of royal epithets in history – is believed to symbolize power, strength and fortune… Continue reading

Bronze and Copper Hanging Monastery Incense Burner. Censer. Hand Crafted. Master Temple Quality. Rare. Tibet. East Nepal.

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  I located another of these rare burners / censers!   I like this hefty hanging incense burners because of the composition and stunning detail. Plus, this one was acquired from the same monastery as the other one by my trusted regional agent. Fine workmanship around the lid,… Continue reading

Bronze Dragon Sculpture. Lost Wax. Fisher Original. Spain.

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    European and Asian mythology portrays dragons in different forms. European dragons are most often winged and Asian dragons have an abundance of scales and resemble large snakes. The artist (Fisher) created a hybrid with a row of dorsal spines, wings, scales and the head of an… 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

Terracotta Majapahit Empire 16th Century Naga – Dragon – Head, Eastern Java near Trawulan

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Detail: Excavated in eastern Java, near the once-capitol city of the Majapahit Empire, Trowulan. Other examples of Majapahit terracotta can be found in the National Museum in Jakarta, The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Princess Hof Ceramic Museum in Leeuwarden plus in a superb book titled Majapahit Terracotta… 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

Small Wine or Tea Pitcher / Vessel, China

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Detail: This is just adorable. There are three bands of jade-type stone and two bands of a silver/nickel metal with dragons and phoenix. The top is special with cloisonné designs and a seated Buddha on the very top. Heavy and thick metal on spout and handle.… Continue reading

Brass Chinese Horoscope / Astrology / Calendar Cobra Statue with Chinese Signs, China

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Detail: This is a great piece, obviously made for the Year of the Snake (or Sign of the Snake). That could have been for 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, etc. With a origination date near mid-1900’s, it might have been for 1953’s celebration of the Year of… Continue reading

Pair: Blue and White Vases, China

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Detail: Older Chinese porcelain in a “bottle” shaped vase. Has a crackle appearance on the surface. The owner claims these are from the late-1800’s with marks of the Qing Dynasty. Dragons and wisemen on the stems. Remnants of red wax export stamp on one vase. Sold as a pair only.
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