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Majestic Large and Old War Elephant Sculpture. Wat Photharam Temple. Hand Carved. Teak. Thailand.

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    Located in the Rattanakosin Kingdom (the traditional center of power), Wat Photharam (currently called Wat Pho) consists of a Buddhist temple complex. The complex is associated with King Rama I, who in 1782 rebuilt and expanded on an existing temple. Today the temple complex houses… Continue reading

Antique Rare Sawankhalok Pottery Elephant. Chang Thai. Si Satchanalai Kilns. Sukhothai Period. Statue. Thailand.

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    One of the most famous examples of Thai pottery are from the Sukhothai period (14-16th Centuries) from the kilns of Si Satchanalai, which is around the historic village of Sawankhalok in north-central Thailand. This period started in the 13th century CE and continued until the 16th century.… Continue reading

Primitive & Old Brass Dokra / Dhokra Elephant Statue, East India

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Detail: Dokra / Dhokra is a tribal Indian handicraft. Thought to be the oldest form of metal casting (lost wax process). What makes these pieces so popular is a “varied designs” issue and because of its primitive simplicity. Elephants were always the most popular for these… Continue reading

Ming Dynasty Bronze Buddha Seated on Elephant, China

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Detail: I acquired this from a fine arts gallery in Boston in 1999. The gallery acquired it in the mid-1970s from an art dealer in China. I don’t have any paperwork on it but the gallery told me that it was definitely from the Ming Dynasty… 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.

Hindu Lord Ganesh Cast in Brass, India

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Detail: Ganesh, the elephant-headed god of wisdom and success is the defender and remover of obstacles. He is one of the sons of Shiva. This statue is hollow cast. Acquired from an estate sale in Dallas Texas in 1999. It was cast in the mid-1900’s. In very good condition. This item has been sold.

Bronze Hindu Indra Atop Erawan, Thailand

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Detail: I believe this is a stylized statue of the Hindu god Indra on top of the three headed guardian elephant Erawan (Airavata). There is a similar configuration in the central tower of the Temple of Dawn in Bangkok Thailand. Hollow cast. In very good condition.… Continue reading

Antique Tumbuk Lada Keris Sword, Malay Sumatra

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Detail: An aristocrat’s Tumbuk Lada carved from – what I am convinced is – elephant bone. The Tumbuk Lada – translates as “chili crusher” – is a common type of dagger on the Malay Peninsula in Sumatra. Slightly curved with a single sharp edge, the blade is iron. This is… Continue reading

18th Century Temple Truss, Burma

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Detail: Carved temple truss support or long corbel. From Burma. Deep carving with human and elephant figure on the sides. Remnants of paint. Mounting post on top; hole at bottom. Acquired from our agent in Thailand. A real piece of history for architects… Continue reading
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