Global Art & Artifacts

dragons

Very old Porcelain Ming-Dynasty Blue / White Double Dragons Crackled Porcelain Incense Burner / Bowl. China

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    This burner appears to be very old, judging by the nature of the cracks, depth of color, and residue at the bottom of the inside.   Acquired from a wealthy family’s estate in Nanyang in Henan Province. Wonderful ambiance. Stand not included

Wucai Porcelian Kylin Pi Xiu Dragons. Pair. China

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  Adorable hand painted kylins in porcelain.   Wucai, which has its origins in the earlier Doucai ceramics, first appeared during the reign of the Ming Dynasty Emperor Jiajing who ruled the Chinese empire between 1521 and 1567. Its manufacture continued through the Ming Dynasty and into the succeeding Qing… Continue reading

Large Silk Door Hanging with Dragons, Kathmandu Nepal

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Detail: This is a hand embroidered piece with a red silk brocade background. Two dragons face each other. A Tibetan custom, wall hangings like this are used to welcome visitors at the entrances to monasteries, home and business offices. Dragons also ward off evil. Loops… Continue reading

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

Pair of White Porcelain Dragons, China

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Detail: What a delightful pair. Lots of detail. Notice the eyebrows. Slight difference between the two statues . . . size of the head, spread of the tail, thickness of body, horn placement. Circa mid-1900’s. Pristine condition.

Rosewood Temple Carving, China

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Detail: Extraordinary craftsmanship. Multiple dragon details in the center section. On the back of that same center section are intertwined phoenix birds. Pillars with climbing dragons. Hanging lanterns at both levels. I think this is aged rosewood because of its weight and density. … Continue reading
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